Exile - YA Review by Alyissa S

Reader:  Alyissa S
Age: 13
Title: Exile
Author: Rebecca Lim
Publisher: Hyperion
Pub Date: 04/23/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: Mercy, a fallen angel, takes control of bodies. This is Mercy’s second jump from a body. She jumped into Lela’s. Lela’s mother is dying and she doesn't care about herself. Mercy‘s dream boyfriend Luc wants her to find Ryan, a playboy who loved her when she was Carmen (in the first book). This is so Luc can take over Ryan’ s body. They know they can live together on earth as fallen angels. Mercy has  to decide if she is in love with a dream or Ryan?
Memorable or Forgettable: The most memorable moment was at the end of the book. When she was about to end her life with Lela‘s creepy stalker. She tells Ryan that she promises to end it right. Then she dies. I love this book because it shows a life of a person who doesn't know who she is. She reclaims herself in a way that changes what she used to be. I hope they make another book to tell what happened to Mercy. Does she change? I don't know. When will we find out?
Cover: No comment
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: Warning: Read the first book (Mercy) to understand this book!
Annotation: Have you ever thought about what life is like for a souljacker?

tags:  mystery / romance / angels / ya lit

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