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Author:  Rebecca Lim

Mercy 'wakes' on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business... or thinks they do. But Mercy has a secret life. She is an angel, doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new 'persona' each time she does, In an effort to resolve a cataclysmic rift between heavenly beings. The first of a brilliant new series sees Mercy meeting Ryan, An eighteen-year-old whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is presumed dead. When another girl is also kidnapped, Mercy knows she has to act quickly and use extraordinary powers to rescue her, even if it means exposing her true identity.

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Mar 24,2015

I have read this book and I think it's so amazing and sad for Mercy in the ending because I crie my heart out of Mercy leav and never to be there again for Ryan who rescuses his sister rhe other girl and Mercy.

Aug 05,2013
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Mercy was an angel exiled from heaven from a crime she committed. She takes over young girl's lives temporarily and Mercy has to adapt to the person's life. Her beloved Luc(an archangel) has been trying to reunite with Mercy but The Eight are against them being together and they make sure that Mercy is no where near Luc. When she is Carmen, she meets Ryan Daley, a mortal boy she falls for. He is on a mission to find his missing sister. Now Mercy joins his quest without knowing what dangers she will face. In the end, Ryan knows Mercy's existence and starts to fall for her but she falls from this life to another...

Nicole 7HB

Apr 15,2013

This is the only good book of the series. Stop after this and make your imagination think up the end

Jul 11,2011

An electric combination of mystery, angels and romance begins with Mercy; Book One of Rebecca Lim’s major paranormal series for young adults.  The main character Mercy is an angel ‘exiled’ from heaven and doomed to return repeatedly to earth.  Her mind is full of the desperate pleas of her beloved Luc, whom she only sees very briefly in her dreams.  When Mercy, in the form of angelic soul, wakes up on a school bus in a body belonging to a girl named Carmen, she must immediately adjust and act as Carmen would have.  She arrives in Paradise and meets Ryan, whose sister Lauren was kidnapped two years ago and is now presumed dead. Together Mercy and Ryan conduct their own search and rescue mission determined to get Lauren back. When another girl disappears, Mercy and Ryan know they must act before time runs out. However Mercy is being hunted by an angelic band of eight brothers whose only intent is to kill.  Will they discover the identity of Lauren’s kidnapper before it is too late?  And will Mercy be punished for a crime she doesn’t remember committing?


While there are several young adult novels based on a similar topic, Mercy combines the concept of exiled angels with a forbidden and intriguing romance and adds a twist – a mysterious kidnapping. I recommend Mercy to anyone who enjoys a suspenseful murder mystery.  I can’t wait to read Exile.

Jun 22,2011

Mercy is a very good young adult read. Aimed at about 13+, it's good for those who like the supernatural element of vampire novels but want something a bit different. Rebecca Lim has created a brilliant main character, Mercy, who like most of us has trouble knowing who she is or what she can do. However, in her case it's a bit more serious than for the average teen . . .

With a clever, winding plot and some marvellous romance, plus some very supernatural scenes, Mercy is a great creation by a mostly unknown author. The first in a dashing new series, it is sure to be a good read for teens everywhere.


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