Review: Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Title: Mercy
Author: Rebecca Lim
Release Date: May 17th, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288
Source: Won ARC at TBF ‘11 (also ebook from publisher via Netgalley)
Series: Mercy (#1)
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.
My Review:
I really like these kinds of books. You know the ones where you think you’re going into a book where everything will be just so and you’re sure you know what you’re in for and then you start reading and it takes you by surprise? Mercy is like that. I thought I was going to be reading another fallen angel book. And yeah I guess I was but this was more of a mystery, thriller type book and I wasn’t expecting that. I loved Mercy; she’s one tough cookie! I didn’t fully comprehend how Mercy’s powers work though, or how she starts a new life or why or, well, anything to do with Mercy’s background. Most of the story was about the girl she was “possessing” or whatever it is she was doing. I’m glad there are more books in this series because I would love to know more about Mercy (and what will happen to her relationship with Ryan)! A very good read for a sunny summer day!