Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Book Review: Rebecca Lim's 'Mercy'

     Mercy ‘wakes’ on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s business… or thinks they do. But Mercy has a secret life. She is an angel, doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new ‘persona’ each time she does, in an effort to resolve a cataclysmic rift between heavenly beings. The first of a brilliant new series sees Mercy meeting Ryan, an eighteen-year-old whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is presumed dead. When another girl is also kidnapped, Mercy knows she has to act quickly and use extraordinary powers to rescue her, even if it means exposing her true identity.
      All I can say is wow. Rebecca has started a compelling series; from the cover to the intricacy of the story line, the novel will envelope you in the world of Mercy.

Le Cover and Story: Okay, it is quite easy to see that the cover is amazing, is it not? The moment I picked it up I got this jolt of excitement and hoped that the story inside would be just as fabulous as the cover. Rebecca has not let me down! Mercy takes readers on a roller-coaster of emotion as she struggles to remember the things the Eight have blocked her from and fits into the life of yet another teenage girl. It spins old with a sense of new as an age-old story line is given completely new life! A very talented author she has created a page-turner novel with two epic novels - Exile and Muse - already published in continuation of the Mercy series and I sincerely look forward to reading Fury when it is published!

Three cheers for Rebecca Lim! Hip-hip hooray! Hip-hip hooray! Hip-hip hooray!

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