Mercy

Title: Mercy

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Imprint: Hyperion

Pub Date:17th May 2011

ISBN: 9781423145172

Author: Rebecca Lim

I’m a little bit concern over what reading material that can be considered safe for teenagers consumption these days. It seems that it’s somewhat a trend that the tales that is considered ‘safe’ for teenagers consumption are rather ‘dark’, and most heroines in young adult fiction these days tends to fall for bad boys.

Anyway, enough ranting. I am no teenager, and therefore, I thought it is completely safe for me to read ‘Mercy’ by Rebecca Lim without having to feel disturbed after finishing the book.

But I was wrong. The tale is so moving, so intense and so heart-wrenching at some point that I found myself feeling the angst of the characters.

This book is not to be read when you’re depressed or emotionally unstable, for you will feel the effect without failed.

Mercy is a good story nevertheless. I would recommend this book to older teens, and I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Book description:

Mercy in an exile from heaven with shattered memories of who she used to be. She’s doomed to “wake” repeatedly on earth in a new body, each time assuming a new life. During the day she survives in the human world on instinct and at night her dreams are haunted by her lost love, who pleads with her to find him.

But this time is different. When Mercy wakes up she meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old reeling from the loss of his twin sister, Lauren, who was kidnapped two years ago. Only Mercy and Ryan believe his sister is still alive. For the first time since she can remember, Mercy has a purpose: she can help. So she doesn’t understand why the man in her dreams cautions her not to interfere. But as Ryan and Mercy come closer to solving the mystery of Lauren’s disappearance, danger looms just one step behind.

Will Mercy be able to harness her extraordinary power in time?

The release date for this book is: 17th May 2011. For more information on this title, please click here.

Below is the book trailer for Mercy.