Review: Mercy

Posted May 18, 2011 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: MercyMercy by Rebecca Lim
Series: Mercy #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Disney, Hyperion on May 17, 2011
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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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.

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Not knowing what to expect with Mercy by Rebecca Lim, what I got instantly drew me into an intense story that I couldn’t pull away.
From the start Mercy and her crazy story, the journey of finding out who she really is and what need to happen in the life she now found herself in.

Mercy was a strong character with a strong personality that knew what needed to be done and wasn’t afraid to do it.  Her relationship with Ryan was compelling yet mysterious adding to the story.  There was clear growth and development between their relationship without them falling instantly in love with each other.

What stood out for me within Mercy was the plot.  The suspense and intrigue was just as compelling. Taking on a ride I didn’t know what would happen next and who it would happen to. The story was filled with edge and drama.  Also with the classic mystery elements of Who’d done it? and missing person rolled into one.

Ms. Lim’s writing was clear and uncomplicated. Even with the dual stories being told they somehow worked together.

Overall, Mercy by Rebecca Lim was an amazing read, filled with a balance of great characters and even greater story.  The ending was like the cherry on top. Leading to a start of an engaging series that I can’t wait to read.

5 Stars

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