Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mercy by Rebecca Lim Review

"Mercy doesn't realise it yet, but as she journeys into the darkest places of the human soul, she discovers that she is one of the celestial hosts exiled with fallen angel Lucifer. Now she must atone for taking his side. To find her own way back to heaven, Mercy must help a series of humans in crisis."

When Lucifer is (or was, or complicated) your lover, you know there must be something wrong with you. Known as the Archangel of Light, the Devil, Satan, and a bunch of other names (some friendlier than others), Lucifer, in this book, is the lover of Mercy, the ancient soul that jumps from girl to girl. Soul-jacking is what Mercy calls it. She may not remember her real name, but she does know what to do. Or at least knows part of her mission.

Mercy is a book that needs some editing. I found some typos that were a bit too annoying to my eyes. Anyway, Mercy (the book, not the character/old soul) is a confusing book with lots of questions. Mercy, the character and heroine, doesn't know much about why she was placed in that form originally. All she knows is that she possessed some girls before the current one and will always possess a next one. Anyway, I will tell you that the main character and the title of this book being the same word is very annoying. I always have to tell you which one is which.

Mercy, our heroine, is a girl of light. Or possibly more. From the synopsis, she is an angel. But she clearly doesn't know it, which makes it so frustrating. Even worse is her weird relationship with Lucifer (who I am still imagining as Mark P. from Supernatural). Mercy, however, seems to be on the brink of redemption. It is very funny that the synopsis tells more about the book than the book itself. And you should know that I'm not joking.

Lucifer, or "Luc," is nothing like Lucifer from Supernatural. This guy is so bipolar that you have to ask yourself whether or not he is faking. He is that bipolar. He is a love interest for Mercy, but he isn't that big of a deal.

Ryan, on the other hand, is the new guy for Mercy. Is it foolish of me to hope that he is an angel? I know that he seems human (or declared human, at least for this book), but is there a slight chance for grace? Oh, yeah. Sorry. I'm using Supernatural terminology.

The most shameful part? There is no one like Castiel in this book. No supernatural hunter like Sam and Dean or Bobby (Balls!). No Prophet of the Lord. No Chuck (or God, as more commonly known).

Rating: Two out of Five

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