Love may not conquer all...
Three Days. Father will be released from prison in three days. And his threats against me are about to come to fruition. The danger is as real as Dereck's and my love.
Dereck is ready to fight for my life. I think he senses it's coming to that.
I'm his - in this life and any other life that exists - and I know he'll do anything for me.
His bright white light is blinding.
But with my life in danger, Dereck's kindness may not be enough to protect me this time.
The clock is ticking… and my life is not the only one at risk.
MERCY is book three in the Forever Series.
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Deep sigh... This book... There are no words. I will never get over how Adams’ writing has a sense of being; how it’s infinitely profound. Adams has a clear and unique voice that comes through in her writing. Reading one of her books is so unlike anything you’ve ever read before in the most beautiful way possible. This book closes a chapter in Serenity’s life and opens another for the next books in the series. It also answers questions we didn’t know we had. It reveals secrets that will blow our minds and shatter our hearts. You will cry when you read this book. I am not a cryer, but I cried multiple times reading this novel. India R. Adams takes you on a journey alongside her characters. She will make you feel everything her characters are feeling. She makes even the most casual acts feel intimate, and it honestly blows my mind. Alongside all this emotional and poetic writing, Adams also rewards us with some great romance scenes. Some that will make you all hot and bothered, yet still make you swoon so hard. The signature to any Adams book is balance. In this book, Adams perfectly balanced heavy subjects and humour. She would use humour intelligently to relieve a scene that would otherwise completely crush the reader - but don’t worry, you’ll be a little smooshed. So if you didn’t catch my drift yet, I LOVE THIS BOOK. *mic drop* (so that I can give a standing ovation)
There are books that make me think. Hard. And Mercy is one of them. As the story begins with a reminder of the previous events that took place in Destiny, guilt and sorrow slowly but surely envelop us when we are plunged into Serenity's sorrow. It didn't take long for my heart to break, but here lies that incredible magic with India's books: you know that you'll always find the light in the dark. She once more made wonders, managing to make me smile in spite of the painful situations. And that is what I felt all along, an emotional rollercoaster, bringing me so low with pain and sadness and heartwrenching moments, and the next minute so high with smiles and jokes and playful scenes! The balance between the good and the bad, the misery and the joy, the darkness and the light was so perfectly and beautifully executed! Mercy, and the whole series really, is a tale about love, friendship and family. Loss, grief, healing, forgiveness. LIFE.Thanks to India's poetic style, the light stands out in the darkness of the broached matters. Don't be fooled, this is a very difficult read. Oh! Did I cry, BUT, the positive vibe prevailed, carried by the Pledgers, their sense of loyalty, their kindness and their unique bond. Their connection, that was a little unsettling to me in the first book, now felt very comforting. Mercy is definitely something else. It could certainly be considered an inspirational read, at least the characters truly are awe-inspiring!!! It is a strong experience!!!
Mercy is the third book in the Forever series, and it IS a series so I would definitely recommend starting with Serenity. Trust me, so much goes on inside these pages, you would be lost otherwise. Now then, where do I start? First of all, this is a long book. So whatever you do, make sure you have stocked up on supplies. That includes a box of kleenex, enough chocolate to last you a week, plenty of drinks, and let your family know you will be indisposed for the foreseeable future, until you've finished reading. Because once you start reading, you will be lost. I promise you that. The first chapter had me crying! That is how quickly I was sucked back into Serenity's world and the situations she was dealing with. Some pleasant, some not so pleasant, some downright horrible. As this is a long book, you can be sure of plenty of things going on. There is never a dull moment, but whether it is happiness or sorrow you are feeling, your emotions will never be far away. There is danger and suspense, building up to an epic climax that will blow you away. There is a twist here that I never saw coming. I sort of hope this is the end to one part of it, but knowing how Ms. Adams' works takes me to places as yet undiscovered, I guess I will have to wait and see what comes next. Whatever it is I can imagine, will only be a whole load better! With no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading, I was completely engrossed with this story. This book defies genres and situations. It is hard to put into words, so you will just have to read it for yourself. One thing I can promise is that you won't regret it. Such a good book, a fantastic series, and highly recommended by me. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!