Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Review: Muse

Author: Rebecca Lim
Release Date: Already released, buy a copy!
Publisher: HarperCollins
Add it: Goodreads
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…
Muse begins with Mercy awaking in yet another new body. While the transition from body to body has grown surprisingly easier for her lately, the new life she's now living is far from smooth. She's in the body of a high-profile supermodel who can't leave the house without an entourage of paparazzi following her every move. Irina Zhivanevskaya has allowed her life to spiral so far out of control - drugs, public displays of rage and a bitchy attitude have led to countless doors in the modelling industry being slammed in her face. She has one shot left to make her comeback and it's up to Mercy to make it happen. This is Mercy's shortest time yet trapped in a human vessel, but her most chaotic as she juggles Irina's demanding lifestyle and her own confusing existence as answers dangle closer than ever and she's finally connecting the dots to her terrible exile.

Both men in her life - beloved angel, Luc, who she shared her heart and soul with an eternity ago and the human boy, Ryan, who she fell for during a previous life - are closing in, desperate to find her for very different reasons. Who will reach her first? And are their motivations as noble as they claim? A dark and deadly storm is brewing with the gorgeous Milan as the stunning backdrop. All along, Mercy has begged for answers and now she's finally going to get them, but not without consequences.

Destruction and mayhem descend upon Italy as heaven and hell clash in a show-stopping finale. No one will make it out unscathed. Some won't survive at all. Age-old secrets and betrayals come to light and the shocking truth of Mercy's exile is finally revealed to her... and the truth is painful. What I loved about this ending was how realistic it was. In many YA novels I've read where there are celestial forces, the big battle between good and evil is confined to one area and the general public never see these unearthly figures fight it out, never suffer the wrath of their rage. But in Muse? The grand scale is huge. The battle ground is Earth and the bad guys don't give a damn how many innocent bystanders get caught in the crossfire. It's catastrophic and will keep you glued to the pages until the very end.

Muse is by the far the best novel in the series. It felt the most paranormal compared to Mercy and Exile. Littering the pages were even more secrets, more powerful, otherworldly beings and more action that literally rocks the very foundations of the earth. And smack in the middle is Mercy, the catalyst to it all, the one who both sides will do all it takes to get their hands on. The terrible cliffhanger will leave you breathless, crazed with desperation to get your hands on the fourth and final installment of this stunning series. May 2012 cannot come soon enough!!!

 5/5 Golden Apples!


  1. Yet another great review from you, Brodie. While this didn't beat Mercy and Exile's awesomeness, but I loved the direction the novel is heading towards. But damn! That cliffhanger? That's just not right. :)

  2. I am so intrigued by this series now. I want to read them. Immediately. Why do there have to be so many awesome books??! Not enough time.

    As always a fantastic review! I can't wait to discover these books for myself.

  3. I haven't read any of this series but DAMN this book sounds AWESOME. Thanks for the lovely review AGAIN Brodie.

    You know, you make my book list like 10x longer every week ;) <3

  4. I really need to start this series! You've really made me want to read it now, and it's interesting that you find the third book the best one in the series. Plus, the covers you have are awesome! Well, I am officially adding this series to my tbr list - great review, Brodie!

  5. Ahhh, I'm so jealous you have this + Exile at hand already. I really enjoyed Mercy and I've been aching for more. I may have to just import them, lol.

  6. Wow, sounds really great! Awesome review :)


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