Mercy has lost herself. She can’t count how many times she’s “woken up” in a new body, and assumed a new life, only to move on again and again. During the day she survives in the human world on instinct and at night her dreams are haunted by him. Mercy’s heart would know him anywhere. But her memory refuses to cooperate.
But this time is different. When Mercy wakes up she meets Ryan, an eighteen year old reeling from the loss of his twin sister who was kidnapped two years ago. Everyone else has given up hope, but Ryan believes his sister is still alive. Using a power she doesn’t fully comprehend, Mercy realizes that Ryan is right. His sister is alive and together they can find her. For the first time since she can remember, Mercy has a purpose; she can help. So she doesn’t understand why the man in her dreams cautions her not to interfere. But as Ryan and Mercy come closer to solving the dark mystery of his sister’s disappearance, danger looms just one step behind.
Will Mercy be able to harness her true self and extraordinary power in time? (From Goodreads)
(Gah, I don't know why, but this description sucks. *sigh* oh well--I'd write my own, but that's far from my forte!)
Okay, the book! It's no secret that I love angel stories (hmm, can't imagine why that is :) and so I picked this one up eagerly. I adore the cover! The story itself was interesting and kept me going. The mystery was engaging and well planned out (though I had it pieced together about ten pages in...still kept me interested though). Anyhow, two small gripes: 1) the writing was good, but I wanted a little more to it. I like some more description, personally, and while the sparse(ish) nature here is fine and works well, it's not totally to my liking. 2) The relationship with Ryan needed more depth. I bought it only because of Mercy's side of things, but really, it was a little flimsy (read: felt like it was added in after the fact). Anyhoot, the other books in the series are already out in other countries, which is awesome, and I'll be looking forward to reading more!
So, what's your favorite angel book? Have you read any?
(And what's up with the parentheses today? Sorry people, I'm just in that kind of mood I guess!)