Saturday, August 16, 2014

Muse by Rebecca Lim Review

"An angel in exile, caught between lives ... and loves

Mercy is an angel, exiled from heaven, and when she wakes in the body of nineteen-year-old Irina, Mercy discovers that she′s one of the world′s most infamous supermodels on the verge of a very public breakdown.

Against the glamorous background of Milan′s opulent fashion world, Mercy continues her increasingly desperate search for Ryan Daley, the mortal boy she remembers falling for in a past life. But this time, Mercy′s memories and powers are growing ever stronger - and she begins to doubt the pleas of her dream lover, Luc, as more of her mysterious past is revealed. Are Luc′s desires as selfless as her own or does he want her for a more terrifying purpose?

The grand scale celestial battle for Mercy′s soul builds to an incredible stormy crescendo as archangels and demons clash in a cataclysmic showdown that not all will survive..."

Mercy is still an idiot. I'm not even going to explain. 

After being shot by a crazy lunatic, Mercy finds herself in Irina, who is one of the rudest, famous, and notorious supermodel. Especially for her streak of bloody hearts she leaves in her wake. Because Mercy is so sweet and angelic, Irina is thus Mercy and transformed into a much tamer version of a food-depraved, beautiful, mean, and rude supermodel.

Yeah, soul jacking, possession, mind control. Call it whatever.

Muse gets on with the main plot. Or subplot. The Lucifer, the Archangel of Light, plot. Muse is a bit more interesting than its previous books for these reasons: 1) Luci is home, 2) Ryan catches up with Mercy, 3) All of the archangels are together at last. And yes, those are perhaps the three most interesting things out of the entire book. Sadly, it is.

Muse is not for Supernatural fans. There is nothing Supernatural about it. (No Supernatural hunter like Dean or Sam who can kill Mercy and Ryan without a second thought and put Lucifer back into his cage). No sarcastic Gabriel, who is also the trickster. Nope, all those archangels (male archangels) are all annoyed at Mercy for picking Lucifer over all of them. It is like Bella Swan all over again. The difference: they are all archangels with special powers and etc.

Yeah, this is going to be really short.

The plot is somewhat addicting, but it is too dry. There isn't enough fat. The pacing is all wrong. Suddenly, Rebecca Lim (the author) throws a bunch of mud (of information) at her readers and throws most of them all. It is exactly like an avalanche. Of words.

And anything else?

Hmm... I don't see anything else good to talk about. It is all boring. Except for the plot. And the hope that Lucifer would be as awesome as Supernatural's Lucifer. ("I hope you didn't catch anything.")

Rating: One out of Five

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