Monday, 20 December 2010
Mercy - Rebecca Lim
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (28 Oct 2010)
There's something very wrong with me. I can't remember who I am or how old I am, or even how I got here. All I know is that when I wake up, I could be any one. It is always this way. There's nothing I can keep with me that will stay. It's made me adaptable. I must always re-establish ties. I must tread carefully or give myself away. I must survive.
Ok, so for me this book was just... meh.
I didn't adore it, having said that, the concept was pretty original.
This book kept me hooked, but only because the plot involved a kidnap, and I wanted to see who was really behind it all.
First of all I am going to start with the characters. My main problem I had with this book was the fact that Rebecca didn't really delve into the characters, instead they were just left hazy and unrelatable. When I read a book, I need good characters or soon, I loose interest. Which unfortunately was what happened in this book. However towards the end, the characters did grow a little back bone, which I most definitely appreciated!
Next, the plot. Mercy is a girl or rather an angel as such, who is sent to earth to help solve individuals problems. Because of this, Mercy is constantly stealing different peoples bodies, the only problem is, she never stays in a certain body. In this particular story, she was sent to help solve a kidnap... that's all I'm going to say.
At the beginning this book was very confusing. I didn't really understand all of the stuff about this mysterious guy in her dreams, Luc, and even towards the end I didn't get much closure either. I did however, think it was very different making most of the characters in this book choir singers. It did sometimes get a little boring reading through all of the scenes where they were rehearsing though.
The setting in this book wasn't very descriptive, rather just enough for you to get a feel of what the surroundings are like.
The thing I loved about this book was the last maybe, 80 pages. Pheww, the ending was fricken' intense! This was when the book finally picked up! Wow. It was scary and definitely a shock. When I found out who the abductor was I literally stared in disbelief!
I wish this book had a little more Romance in it! Mercy did lay eyes on Ryan who is supposedly 18, but it was a little weird how a 13 year old could become fixated on someone so much older.