Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Book Review (85).

Exile (Mercy #2)

Publication: 28th May 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia
Pages: 292
Genre: Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult

**Warning Contains Spoilers From The Previous Book**
An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, EXILE is the breathtaking sequel to MERCY in a major new paranormal romance series. 

Mercy’s search continues ...

Mercy is an angel with a shattered memory, exiled from heaven for a crime she can’t remember committing.

So when she ‘wakes’ inside the body and life of eighteen-year-old Lela Neill, Mercy has only limited recall of her past life. Her strongest memories are of Ryan, the mortal boy who’d begun to fall for her – and she for him.

Mercy soon discovers that circumstances have forced Lela into waitressing at the Green Lantern, a busy city café frequented by suits, cab drivers, strippers, backpackers and the homeless, while caring for her terminally ill mother. 

Just as Mercy is adjusting to Lela’s life, her beloved, Luc, reappears in her dreams, and she begins to glimpse her true nature and true feelings for Ryan. What she does not know is that her attempts to contact Ryan may have explosive consequences for everyone around her.

Meanwhile, ‘the Eight’ — the angelic beings responsible for her banishment — remain determined to keep Mercy and Luc apart, forever …
My Thoughts.
This book was just as good as the first one, it didn't lose any of the excitement, drama or intrigue of it's predecessor and also the same as the first I didn't want to put it down.
Mercy returns to the world in the body of eighteen Lela, who has had to give up her dreams to care for her dying mother as well as working at a cafe The Green Lantern to earn money, and it's there that we spend most of the book with it's employees and customers.
At first Mercy doesn't remember Carmen's life in the previous book nor Ryan whom she fell in love with, everytime she tries to remember she gets pain in her head as if that memory is cut off and she's not allowed to remember, but thanks to Luc and through their shared dreams he helps her to remember and tells her to find Ryan go back to Paradise and that he'll come and find her there because he was so close to finding her when she was there in the previous book.
Through a customer she is able to contact Ryan and he plans his trip to come and meet her and then take them both back to Paradise, where Mercy plans to meet up with Luc but fate has other plans and nothing goes as planned.
But slowly and surely memories from Mercy's past are coming back to her and the reason why she has been made to share other people's bodies is to hide her and keep her safe from the one person she thought that she could trust.
I absolutely love this series, I love that Mercy's past is revealed in pieces and not just all at once, it keeps you guessing as to what precipitated her fall from heaven and the reason why she needs to be hidden and the fact that in every different body she's in she has someone from the Elohim (angels) watching over her to keep her safe.
Thankfully I have the last two books in the series and I don't have to bite my nails waiting to read the next two I can get into them straight away,
I give this 4/5.

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