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Sara's Review: Shoot the Messenger (The Messenger Chronicles #1) by Pippa DaCosta

Updated: Oct 30, 2019


PUBLISHER: Spoken Realms

NARRATOR: Annie Ellicott & Jeff Hays

RELEASED: November 9, 2018

GENRE: Paranormal Romance

LENGTH: 8 hours and 42 minutes

FORMAT: eBook, Audible, Paperback, Hardcover







In the Halow system, one of Earth’s three sister star systems, tek and magic—humans and the fae—are at war.

Kesh Lasota is a ghost in the machine. Invisible to tek, she’s hired by the criminal underworld to carry illegal messages through the Halow system. But when one of those messages kills its recipient, Kesh finds herself on the run with a bounty on her head and a quick-witted marshal on her tail.

Proving her innocence should be straightforward—until a warfae steals the evidence she needs. The fae haven’t been seen in Halow in over a thousand years. And this one—a brutally efficient killer able to wield tek—should not exist. But neither should Kesh.

As Kesh’s carefully crafted lie of a life crumbles around her, she knows remaining invisible is no longer an option. To hunt the fae, to stop him from destroying a thousand-year-long fragile peace, she must resurrect the horrors of her past.

Kesh Lasota was a ghost. Now she’s back, and there’s only one thing she knows for certain. Nobody shoots the messenger and gets away with it.

A new space fantasy series where the guys are hot, the perils are many, and one rebel messenger holds the key to the survival of the human race.


Shoot the Messenger is a wild ride that kept me glued to listening. First off, I LOVE a Kick-Ass Female Lead, and Kesh Lasota is that x 100. She is a Messenger. Her job is to deliver messages. The book starts where she is delivering a message to a mine worker, telling him he has 18 seconds to live. From there, the book gets so incredibly fast-paced with so much action and plot twists I am still reeling.

I was torn in the story of how the Fae where depicted. I was expecting them to be the love interest, but oh no, they are the villains and what evil villains they make. It was delicious yet unexpected, and the plot twist at the end of the book, seriously my mind is so blown.

This space fantasy/paranormal romance was everything! The world-building is phenomenal, and the character-building is extraordinary. I just have one thing to ask. Where has DeCosta been in my reading life? Why didn’t I discover her sooner?

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