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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Exile by Rebecca Lim

Exile by Rebecca Lim
"Mercy is an angel in exile and is doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new human form each time she does. Now she "wakes" as unhappy teen Lela, a girl caring for her dying mother but never herself.

As Mercy's shattered memory begins to return, she remembers Ryan, the boy she fell in love with in another life, and Luc, the angel haunting her dreams. Will Mercy risk Lela's life to be reunited with her heart's true desire?"- summary from Amazon

I read the first book Mercy two years ago (even though the whole quartet finished overseas in 2012, it still took two years for Hyperion to release the second book) and so was a bit wary about going into this sequel. I barely remembered anything from the first book, except that it was similar in concept to Every Day by David Levithan but with a bit more magic and backstory involved. So it took me a while to get into it and get caught back up into the storyline.

Mercy was a bit of an okay read for me- it wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good either. It intrigued me enough that when the e-galley got put up, I requested it but I came out of reading Exile feeling exactly the same way. It's an okay read, but nothing terribly special. I also felt like the story didn't have to be a quartet; it could've easily been a stand-alone. I just felt like not enough happened in either book, yet it just kept going on and on for 300 pages.

Overall, if I have the time, I'll probably continue the series (hopefully they'll release the final two books faster). It's a good read to pass the time but nothing to really go out and buy right away.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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