Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review: Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Book: Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Pages: 288 Pages
Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: May 17, 2011
Source: Publisher
Grade: 4 Stars
A fallen angel haunted by her past. Yearning for her immortal beloved. Forever searching for answers.Who will show her Mercy?
Mercy has lost herself. She can’t count how many times she’s “woken up” in a new body, and assumed a new life, only to move on again and again. During the day she survives in the human world on instinct and at night her dreams are haunted by him. Mercy’s heart would know him anywhere. But her memory refuses to cooperate.
But this time is different. When Mercy wakes up she meets Ryan, an eighteen year old reeling from the loss of his twin sister who was kidnapped two years ago. Everyone else has given up hope, but Ryan believes his sister is still alive. Using a power she doesn’t fully comprehend, Mercy realizes that Ryan is right. His sister is alive and together they can find her. For the first time since she can remember, Mercy has a purpose; she can help. So she doesn’t understand why the man in her dreams cautions her not to interfere. But as Ryan and Mercy come closer to solving the dark mystery of his sister’s disappearance, danger looms just one step behind.
Will Mercy be able to harness her true self and extraordinary power in time?
My Thoughts:
In the first book in a series, Mercy is exiled and forced into other people’s bodies-to help them or help others is unknown. She heads into a teen choir girl’s body and meets Ryan whose sister is missing. She and Ryan venture into dangerous situations to find out where she is and if she is dead or alive in this cool book.

Angel books have been popping out all over the place recently. Some are amazing, some are good, and some are just awful. Mercy, though, would have its own category. It’s a mixture of all ratings-good and bad. I haven’t really read many of those kinds.
The characters were brilliant. I loved how we the readers were in Mercy’s mind while reading. Rebecca Lim is an amazing writer because she explains details really well without being blunt about it. I really liked the relationship between Mercy and Carmen. Although it is unknown if Carmen can hear and see what Mercy does while in her body, Mercy tells us that she gets little twinges when Carmen doesn’t like something or someone.

The only thing I didn’t like about this story was how there wasn’t more about Luc or his brothers. I felt like there could’ve been more explanation about how and why she was exiled. I also felt Luc could’ve showed up more seeing as he is her lover.

All in all, Mercy was a great read and I cannot wait for the second book. The cover is gorgeous and if you like angels, this book is for you. 4 Stars.

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