Review: The Messenger (Mortal Beloved #1) by Pamela DuMond

Original Title: The Messenger's Handbook
Author: Pamela DuMond
Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date: April 10th 2012
Source: ebook (Xpresso Book Tours)


Sixteen-year-old Madeline's meant to fall in love with Samuel in every lifetime. But she meets him for the first time when she accidentally time travels into the past—hundreds of years before she's even born.
Their relationship is forbidden—Samuel's half Native, Madeline's white. Every rendezvous they share must be secret. Each moment they spend together tempts the odds that they'll be discovered and brutally punished. But their love is fated—they musk risk all. Danger intensifies when Madeline learns she's in the past not only to fall in love, but also to claim her birth right as a Messenger—a soul who can slip through time's fabric at will. She can bring messages that change one life or even save many.
Deadly Hunters, dark-souled time travelers, crave Madeline's powers and seek to seduce or kill her. Can Madeline find her way back to the future in time to save herself and Samuel? - Goodreads

*This book was given to me by Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.*
Madeline is just a 16 years old teenager with anxiety problems... what she doesn't know is that she's a Messenger, a soul that can surpass time and space and bring messages of vital importance to one's life...
One day she travels to the Americas, hundreds of years before her time and falls in love with Samuel, a half-native boy that she can't love because their love is forbidden by the rules of an antiquated society.
Can Madelin live an impossible love? Can she escape the deadly Hunters that try to kill her? And, most important, can she be a Messenger?
I have to start by saying that I came to this book with little to no knowledge of what it was about and I did not regret it!
An adventure that surpasses human logic while debating the antiquated and outdated rules of society that make you appreciate what you have and also teach you about family values and how important family is to you (even if you don't know it yet).
The way the author was able to create a new and refreshing story with characters that are tangible and at the same time spiritual and timeless. We all have Maddies and Samuels inside of us and we all want to experience their kind of love and companionship.
This book is a great start for a series and I really liked the way it ended: just on the right spot, not too soon that you were sad but soon enough that you urgently need to read the next instalment.
If you like timeless journeys and a breathtaking learning experience about society's values with history and love in the mix, in a way that so well blends together that you can't distinguish reality from fiction, then this book is right for you.

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