Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Muse (Mercy #3) by Rebecca Lim

Muse (Mercy, #3)

Good Reads Summary

An angel searching for answers, for her destiny…
In the third MERCY paranormal romance, Mercy wakes in a new unknown host, her love for Ryan and Luc burning stronger than ever. But who will she make the ultimate sacrifice for?

There's something very wrong with me. When I wake up, I could be anyone…

Mercy is thrust into the excessive world of fashion when she awakes in the body of a troubled Russian supermodel, Irina: bitchy, hot-tempered and known to be dabbling in things she shouldn’t, Irina is on the verge of a very public breakdown.

Against the glamorous background of opulent Milan, Mercy continues her increasingly desperate search for Ryan to lead her back to her immortal lover, Luc. But this time Mercy is aware that her memories and powers are growing ever stronger – and she begins to doubt Luc as The Eight reveal more of her mysterious past. Are Luc’s desires as selfless as her own or does he want her for a more terrifying purpose?

The grand scale celestial battle for Mercy’s soul builds to an incredible stormy crescendo as archangels and demons clash in a cataclysmic showdown that not all will survive…

My Thoughts

When one is named “Luc” in angel book, it’s pretty obvious where things are headed. Despite aspects of it being obvious, I still enjoyed MUSE. The writing still has a different tone from books that I normally read, so I understand the lukewarm reception of others to previous installments. I, on the other hand, appreciate the lyrical quality they have. There’s just something to be said to the almost poetic way Mercy sees and thinks; I suppose it adds to her mystery. Only that mystery has been shredded in this one because one reveal after another simply had me reading on.

OK. It’s not all good though because frankly, the life she’d found herself in was not that interesting for me. Irina’s life of modeling was blegh… and everything about her went almost like an episode of one of those “Behind the Scenes of this or that Super Star.”

The biggest positive is how there’s more of Mercy and less of the other. If in the first, Carmen and Lena play big parts in the story, here Irina… who she was, what she was seemed less as more of who and what Mercy was started coming out. Another aspect that drew me in was the bigger presence of the Elohim. As said, previous stories focused more on the lives of the bodies she’d taken over… here it’s all about Mercy.


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