Exile (A Mercy Novel)

Exile (A Mercy Novel)

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by Rebecca Lim
     
 

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Mercy is an angel in exile and is doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new human form each time she does. Now she "wakes" as unhappy teen Lela, a girl caring for her dying mother but never herself.

As Mercy's shattered memory begins to return, she remembers Ryan, the boy she fell in love with in another life, and Luc, the angel haunting her dreams.

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Overview

Mercy is an angel in exile and is doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new human form each time she does. Now she "wakes" as unhappy teen Lela, a girl caring for her dying mother but never herself.

As Mercy's shattered memory begins to return, she remembers Ryan, the boy she fell in love with in another life, and Luc, the angel haunting her dreams. Will Mercy risk Lela's life to be reunited with her heart's true desire?

An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, Exile is the second book in the undeniably mesmerizing Mercy series.

PRAISE FOR EXILE
"The second installment in the paranormal-thriller series Mercy draws readers into fast-moving scenes, introduces unpredictable characters and further refines the series' underlying celestial mythology. . . . A page-turning sequel that moves this series forward; it should please fans of the first." -Kirkus "

This dark fantasy with its realistically edgy dialogue and gutsy heroine should prove popular with paranormal romance and urban fantasy fans." -VOYA

PRAISE FOR MERCY
"This thriller has a creepiness that keeps the pages turning."-Kirkus Reviews

"Vivid prose highlighting Mercy's sense of isolation will draw readers in...while dramatic tension and the mystery of Mercy's Quantum Leap style body-hopping ought to keep their attention." -Publishers Weekly

"Mercy is a page-turning mystery with touches of romance. Rebecca Lim has created a modern-day Quantum Leap for the teen set (but with angels): well-rounded characters, including a particularly strong heroine; beautiful prose; and a dark and twisting plot that kept me guessing until the very end. Readers will be begging for the sequel."-Laurie Faria Stolarz, author of the Touch andBlue Is for Nightmares series"

Subtly beautiful and utterly intriguing, Rebecca Lim's Mercy series brims with mystery and romance that pull readers through the veil between worlds real and mythical."- Andrea Cremer, New York Times best-selling author of the Nightshade series

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kasey Giard
As punishment for crimes she cannot remember, Mercy is exiled from the angel world, forced to live multiple human lives, driven from one life to another in an endless cycle of suffering. This time, Mercy finds herself within the life of Lela, a dedicated young girl whose life revolves around caring for her terminally ill mother. Mercy weaves through the day-to-day commitments of Lela's small life, but her focus remains turned to the limited fragments she can piece together from the past. In dreams, Luc visits her, telling her of their great love for one another, begging her to find him, or to find the man who can lead Luc to her. This man, Ryan, also loved Mercy, but she struggles to fathom why anyone besides Luc would stir her heart the way Ryan seems to do. Could it be that Luc is not telling her the whole truth? Finding Ryan turns out to be a relatively simple task thanks to the technology available in Lela's world. He promises to meet Lela in a few days, and her heart soars. But to meet Ryan, Mercy must first survive the onslaught of evil that surrounds her. The second book in Lim's "Mercy" series would be better enjoyed by readers who have experienced the first book. Without that foundation, it may be difficult to connect to Mercy's struggle and to understand her somewhat calculated indifference to the life of the human whose body she inhabits. While this novel is based on a fascinating premise, much of this story seems to be devoted to setting the stage for the final scenes. Reviewer: Kasey Giard
Kirkus Reviews
The second installment in the paranormal-thriller series Mercy draws readers into fast-moving scenes, introduces unpredictable characters and further refines the series' underlying celestial mythology. The novel reintroduces the fallen angel Mercy, who separated from her lover, Luc, due to an unrevealed transgression and is doomed to flit between Earth and the unknown with no control over her destination. When on Earth, Mercy inhabits a human body, becoming "a rough facsimile." In this installment, Mercy subsumes Lela Neill, a Melbourne college student who is helping to care for her terminally ill mother while making ends meet by working at a local coffee shop. As with previous inhabitations, Mercy fumbles at first, figuring out her host's personality, daily routine and so on. Unlike previous "soul-jackings," though, Mercy is able to remember past experiences--in particular, those from the first book in the series, Mercy (2011)--that may be able to reunite her with Luc, although humans seem to keep getting in her way. Building on a complicated mythology that was set out in the first book, this is not for series newcomers. Nor is it for readers looking for a light escape, as violence against women is one of its themes. A page-turning sequel that moves this series forward; it should please fans of the first. (Paranormal thriller. 15-18)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423145202
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Series:
Mercy Series, #2
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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