Mercy (Mercy #1)
by Rebecca Lim
Publication: 1st November 2010
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia
Age Appropriate: Young AdultMercy ′wakes′ on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else′s business -- or thinks they do. But they will never guess the secret Mercy is hiding ....
As an angel exiled from heaven and doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, Mercy is never sure whose life and body she will share each time. And her mind is filled with the desperate pleas of her beloved, Luc, who can only approach her in her dreams.
In Paradise, Mercy meets Ryan, whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is now presumed dead. When another girl disappears, Mercy and Ryan know they must act before time runs out. But a host of angels are out for Mercy′s blood and they won′t rest until they find her and punish her -- for a crime she doesn′t remember committing ...
An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, MERCY is the first book in a major new series.
I adored this book and devoured it and I just couldn't get enough, luckily I have the next three books in the series handy.
This isn't your typical angel story which is one of the reasons I loved it so much.
Mercy (she can't remember her real name so this is what she calls herself) awakes on a bus in someone else's body not knowing who she is or where she is or what's going on with the body she's inhabiting and has to act as if she knows who she is .
She comes to find out that she's in the body of Carmen with an amazing singing voice but not really very many friends.
The bus stops at a place called Paradise (which is far from it) to sing at a competition, she is introduced to her host family which includes Ryan a gorgeous guy who's twin sister had been kidnapped two years before, and whom everybody but Ryan believes is dead.
Ryan spends his days searching Paradise after he has a dream that his sister Lauren was being held somewhere near a church, after a rocky start and a funny line from Mercy when they meet they agree to team up to find Lauren.
We don't really get an answer in this book as to who Mercy really is, it seems as punishment for something she did eons ago she moves from body to body, everytime Luc (who visits her in her dreams) an angel like her, nearly comes close to finding her she's moved on to the next body but not before helping the person who's body she inhabits or the people around her, whoever punished her did it also to keep her and Luc apart and she doesn't know why they erased her memory so she can't remember and everytime she leaves a body and moves onto the next she finds it hard to remember anything about the life of the previous body she was in .
It makes it really hard when she starts to develop feelings for Ryan knowing after moving on she won't remember him.
I loved the concept of this story and the different take on angels, I also loved Mercy and Ryan together and you hope that they can somehow find each other in the next book.
I highly reccomend this book it's definitely one of my favourite angel books.
I give this 4.5/5.