Carol Lynch Williams

Messenger

“Eerie and poignant, Carol Lynch William’s powerful  MESSENGER will haunt its readers. This book about family and destiny will grab the reader’s heart and refuse to let go.”

Carrie Jones, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the NEED series

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~”Williams’s engaging, supernatural-tinged novel opens in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on Evie Messenger’s 15th birthday—the day that Messenger women are traditionally bestowed with a special skill that determines their life path. . . . Relatable characters and a down-to-earth narrative carry Williams’s story to a pat yet emotionally gratifying conclusion. . . . Williams (Never Said) makes smart use of her premise to encapsulate what it’s like to straddle the line between childhood and adolescence.” Ages 12–up. PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

~”. . . . Although this book is set in the present day, the genteel, classic tone hints at a bygone era without seeming dated. All of the characters are fully formed, including the adults, who are often one-dimensional in YA. The Southern setting and manners add to the overall charm.  . . .  VERDICT A gentle tale with lots of heart that should find an audience with all but the most cynical readers.”–Cindy Wall, Southington Library & Museum, CT School Library Journal

~“Williams creates a recognizable world with Evie and her working-class, white family, whose colloquial speech (“Now lookit”) provides extra dimension. Even though her Gift may be supernatural, Evie herself comes across as a well-rounded, likable character. Another solid outing from Williams.” (Paranormal fiction. 12-18)
– Kirkus Reviews, 8/1/16

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