If you could see the future, would you have the guts to change it? A new psychological thriller from the author of Daylight Saving. Fifteen-year-old Frances is sent to her aunt’s house for the summer to escape difficulties at home. Soon she meets Peter, a man unlike anyone she has ever known. Peter is a messenger?—?but his messages never bring good news. Peter believes that Frances is a messenger, too. In a compelling page-turner as complex as it is chilling, the author of Daylight Saving poses the provocative question: If you could change the future, where would you start?
Being a messenger is no easy task. Both Frances and Peter have blackouts and when they wake up, they draw detailed images about something that is going to happen in the future. The concept behind being a messenger is unique and captivating. The entire premise makes the reader anxious to turn each page. The story moves quick and the novel itself is short- it is a book better read than being summarized. The reader has to figure out the mystery.
What I like best: Hogan’s writing is simple yet detailed. His voice is distinctive, strong with emotion, haunting, while adding bits of humor. He allows his characters to feel real and express real emotion without sounding too forced or wordy. There's a lovely flow to the words, and the dialogue fits in nicely with the narrative. The reader feels drawn in and ultimate empathizes with the characters. It handles the controversy of life and death, the value of one’s life, and a person’s journey to making life changing decisions.
What left me wanting more? For me, like always, I wanted to more to read! But that is a sign of good book- when you don’t want it to end; you want to know the rest of the characters’ story. (The what happens after). I want to explore and discover more about the world and the lives of each character.
The Messengers is a great read for anyone who likes contemporary fiction with a twist of paranormal/fantasy.