Mercury Rises

Mercury Rises

by Scarlett Kol


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A girl looking for a way out.

Being the daughter of New America's leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing-to escape. Because Mercury's perfect life comes with secrets to keep. Dangerous secrets that if made public would destroy her, her family, and her father's reign. Then she meets Hawk.

A boy looking to be a hero.

Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, has his own family secrets. Deadly secrets that have haunted him since he was fifteen. But instead of fighting the ghosts of his past, Hawk has assembled a group of misfit hackers and thieves to save the future from the corrupt government of New America and the mysterious virus that is killing off its citizens. But trying to do the right thing is tough when the person you really want to save is your enemy's daughter.

A love that could kill them both.

Powerful forces keep them apart, but coming together could be the key to saving New America from destruction-even though it may cost both their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945910616
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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Mercury Rises 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReviewerRachel More than 1 year ago
I started the book with high hope and I actually liked the first 20 pages or so. After that though, it started going downhill into cliche-ville. Still, I'm willing to read pretty much anything if there's a promise of good things later. So I kept reading..... and ugh. It was dragging. It felt so preachy that by page 70, I was done. Pretentious. and I'm not JUST talking about the rich girl. It's the you, rich = evil and me, poor = good. *rolls eyes* Black and white beyond belief. You are good or evil, no in between. And I'm talking about that Mercury's father figuratively cut off financial support to the inner city and cackled like godzilla about it....I couldn't take it seriously. If someone (or a some character) does something villainous.....they have their own "justification". They are heroes of their own story, if just inside their minds. To have the author so blatantly preach to everyone about who was "good" and who was "evil" ......was too ridiculous/funny to take seriously. but what made me pull the plug and DNF for sure? Our main character (and I'm assuming, later, love interest) Meets Mercury and within minutes he says "You don't know suffering." EWwww. NO. He said it with confidence and conviction and HATE. That's quite a judgement call about someone you barely know. There are all kinds of suffering in this world. I have yet to meet one person that hasn't been through one thing or another. And someone who is trying to be some sort of Robin Hood, but only for one specific kind of suffering? Not interested. Someone who is constantly saying "I have it worse" or "I know better than everyone in this room" is a kind of personality I don't want to know. But Mercury's reaction is basically "Oh? That's interesting. Tell me more! How can I help?" It was just so.... unrealistic. Basically, I can't bring myself to care about the characters, and the messages throughout thus so far, are insultingly one dimensional. Even if the author didn't intend it as such, it reads like a poorly disguised political "lesson". DNF.
sincerelykarenjo More than 1 year ago
Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol is a fantastic retelling of Robin Hood that had me undeniably enthralled the entire time. It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a YA Dystopian book, so I’m really hoping there’s a sequel because I want more! (Pretty Please Please Please!!!) I love fairytales and enjoy reading about different retellings. I think they’re creative, entertaining, and so much fun. Mercury Rises was no exception and I’m utterly in love with this story. The world building was great, well-developed and absolutely intriguing. The plot was filled with action, mystery, romance, and so much thrill that I had a difficult time putting it down. This story totally made my emotions go haywire and I LOVED IT! Not to mention, there were some nice twist and turns that kept me on my toes. The characters were fantastic. I thought Mercury was frustrating at times, but totally lovable. She was determined, independent, sassy, and strong-willed. Hawk was the kind of hero you root for — smart, resourceful, courageous, passionate and genuinely just a really good guy. Totally doesn’t hurt that he’s handsome and such a hottie too! I definitely fell hard for him and admired everything he was trying to do to save the world from a corrupt government. The side characters were really awesome, interesting and delightful in their own ways… yes even the one that get under your skin and make you furious. The romance gave me the swooniest feels. I’m not usually a fan of love triangles, but this one was pleasantly done. I thought Christophe and Hawk were great love interests. I felt how much they cared about Mercury and my heart definitely got messed up a few times. I wish I could share every scene that made me aww, but I don’t want to take out all the fun and ruin it for you. Just know that there were plenty of satisfyingly sweet, deliciously steamy and wonderfully heartwarming moments that had me swooning over and over again. That being said, I have to admit that I was Team Hawk and rooted for him and Mercury the entire time. Their chemistry was just so amazing that I couldn’t get enough of them. Mercury Rises is an amazing debut novel. With gorgeous writing, an action-packed and thrilling storyline, beautifully flawed characters you can’t help but root for, and an adorable romance, this book has become an instant favorite of mine. If you want something fun to read that will keep you up late at night, then I think you should definitely add this book on your TBR. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the author through Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinion are my own.