Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review'd: Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Book Review:
Title: Mercy
Author: Rebecca Lim
Published: May 17th 2011 by Hyperion Books
Rating: 3 Stars

Goodreads Summary: 

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?
The first in a dazzling new series, Mercy masterfully weaves romance, mystery and the supernatural into a spell-binding tale.

DeLibrarie (Del) Review: 
This book was not at all what I expected... I was expecting another fallen angel story only this time it was a female fallen angel who was trying to reconnect with her lost love. SO WAY WRONG. This book is about Mercy... but it's just as much about the person whose body she steals: Carmen. When Mercy inhabits these girls she tries to help them, to make them better people... and while she's living in Carmen she meets Ryan... Ryan is sexy but he's damaged goods as far as the town is concerned. His twin sister Lauren was taken two years and he's spent that time trying to find her. When Carmen/Mercy shows up she's the only one who believes him and she is determined to help him find her. The book that I thought would be some angel love story turned out to be a murder mystery with a sort of paranormal investigator. I didn't mind this unexpected plot line... what I was upset about, was that the story became unfortunately predictable. Almost painfully so.  Warning it does have a scene that is like really gruesome... I was like starring at my book in awe... or disgust... I still haven't decided which.  
But if you're looking for a quick read that's a little out of the norm when it comes to YA, this is a good pick.

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