Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Book Review (86).

Muse (Mercy #3)

Publication: 27th October 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia
Pages: 368
Genre: Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult

**Warning Contains Spoilers From Previous Books**
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 ...
My Thoughts.
It's a compliment to the author of these books that they only get better as the series goes along, and more addictive you want to find out what's going to happen but then life intrudes and all you can think of is getting back to the book to find out what will happen next.
In a time when more often than not in a book series the books gradually get boring and shy away from the brilliance that was the first book this series has stayed constant and in my opinion exceeded the debut.
So this time Mercy finds herself inhabiting the body of a world famous russian model Irina, a junkie who isn't nice to anybody and is on the verge of her career being over due to her behaviour.
Irina for all her faults is still hounded by the paparazzi can't go anywhere without decoys being arranged her every scandal splashed across magazines and newspapers.
Thankfully Mercy has kept her memories from her time in Lela's body and she gets into contact with Ryan as soon as her assistant locates him and knowing it's for the best she tells him it's over and for him not to come and find her.
She comes to find that the Elohim are everywhere, watching her and warning her that Luc is on the way and that they wont let her leave with him and that he is to be killed for what happened between him and Mercy all that time ago that got her exiled to Earth.
Mercy comes to remember what happened and why she was sent to spend her time in countless different bodies and what she discovers shatters everything she thought was true.
I loved Mercy's reaction to having to act the supermodel it supplied a bit of humor to a book that was action filled and full of revelations.
Now onto the last book to see how the series wraps up.
I give this 4.5/5.
A Big Thanks To Lara @ Harper Collins Australia.


  1. Can't wait to read this! It looks so good with her in a famous Russian model's body!

    Great review! =D

  2. I haven't heard of this one before but it does sound interesting. Unfortunately, the past few angel novels I've read haven't been particularly original/interesting, but the premise for this sounds pretty original. Great review!