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Mercy (Mercy Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    this novel a had protengle but flat

    This novel a portengle but flat i was disponted whi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2011

    Interesting read (Book Twirps Reviews)

    Mercy has grown accustomed to finding herself inside a new body with no knowledge of who the person is, or why she is there. She is a fallen angel with no memory of why she fell in the first place. She inhabits the person's body for a few days and then moves on. When the book begins, she finds herself inhabiting the body of an awkward, eczema-stricken girl named Carmen. Carmen is part of a school choir and will be spending a few weeks at a host school for a joint choir presentation. She has been assigned to live with the Daly family. The Daly's daughter went missing almost two years ago, and while they are trying to move on and accept that their daughter is more than likely dead, their son, Ryan, is convinced his sister is still alive. Soon, Mercy (Carmen) finds herself caught up in helping Ryan solve the mystery of his missing sister, and in the process, risks revealing who (or what) she is.

    This book was an interesting read, and I liked parts of it, but I couldn't help but feel there were too many stories going on. The mystery of the missing girl was intriguing, but I found myself wondering why the story of the fallen angel was mixed in with the missing girl story. I get that Mercy is a fallen angel, and she is sent to help people, but I felt the story would have worked just as well without that element. Perhaps it is because there were still so many questions surrounding Mercy at the end of the book that I felt it was incomplete. All in all it's a good read, I just felt it was lacking in answers, and had too much going on to make it truly cohesive.

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  • Posted April 24, 2011

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    Mercy is a mystery through and through, and kept me guessing the entire time.
    I read the blurb first, but it took me awhile, even longer than Mercy as Carmen did to figure out what was going on. I enjoyed reading it, and it was a great story but I was confused a lot.
    There are great characters, either that I could relate with and love like Carmen and Ryan, and the characters that were wonderfully written to make me hate them so bad.
    If you like mysteries and want a new twist on angels, this is the story for you.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

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    A Different Angel Book

    Mercy is a very different being than the ones you are used to. She awakens in a person's body and inhabits it long enough to help the person through a tough time.Then she is cast out and waits in the ether until her next assignment comes along. When she awakens in Carmen Zappacosta's body, she is disoriented and confused. With very little time to adapt to her new surroundings, she is forced to fill Carmen's shoes and take over as a top-rated soprano for the school's choir group. Then Mercy meets Ryan, a boy with a missing sister and a tortured soul. She desperately wants to help Ryan, but is it not going to be an easy task. There are forces working against her, both strange and frightening.

    This book was not as good as I had hoped it would be. My feelings wavered pretty evenly back and forth between being entranced and being bored. It was neat to experience Mercy's thoughts and actions as she navigated through Carmen. I was sure there would be a lot of confusion, but Rebecca Lim kept her two beings straight. Both the main and secondary characters held a lot of depth, and Lim makes sure to let each one have their fifteen minutes. Mercy and Ryan get more time, naturally, but it was refreshing to hear the others get their chance to talk too. I found I was never truly gripped by the mystery aspect of the plot, so the characterization rounded out this reading experience. Fans of the angel paranormal trend will dive right into this book, but those looking to try it out may feel lost or confused by the added super power elements. As the first book in a series, Mercy has tons of potential!

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