Monday, August 27, 2012

Fury by Rebecca Lim

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 384pgs

The Story

Heartbreak. Vengeance. Fury.

Mercy is an exiled angel cast down to earth and forced to live out thousands of different lives for her own protection. Betrayed by her eternal love, Luc, Mercy burns with fury. The time of reckoning is here and now she must wage open war with Luc and his demons. Ryan's love for Mercy is more powerful than ever, but loving an angel is mortally dangerous. As their two worlds collide, Mercy approaches her ultimate breathtaking choice.

Hell hath no fury like Mercy . . .

The Review

Fury is the fourth installment of Rebecca Lim's original and most captivating YA angel series Mercy. In this final book our main protagonist Mercy, an exiled angel cast down onto Earth and made to live throughout many different of identities, has finally managed to break free from her neverending curse that has plagued her immortal life for thousands upon thousands of years. She can finally be herself for a change. After learning the truths behind her curse and where she came from, Mercy now understands who she is and what she needs to do in order to seek justice against the one man responsible for making her life hell. But how can one exiled angel who is slowly growing into her own powers possibly face down one of the most powerful and unearthly men of the Underworld . . . Lucifer himself? Her beloved Luc.

For those fans of the Mercy series so far, readers would already be aware of the many complications when it came to our main characters and the relationships they shared since Mercy's identity kept on changing with each book. After all, it's really hard to develop relationships in Mercy's case, especially romantic ones, when her lives are switched non-stop. But despite those up's and down's, the romantic relationship - the main point of the storyline for me - between Mercy and her human love interest, Ryan, were the kind of couple we just wanted to see end up together no matter where some hell was rising from because honestly . . . their new love had never really gotten the chance that they deserved.

However, for many readers you will be very pleased to know that Ryan plays a much larger role in this final installment and has more interaction with Mercy herself, unlike what we've read previously in the other books, where we've only saw a few glimpses of him here and there. I know . . . finally, right? But as I continued to be amazed by Rebecca Lim's storytelling right from the beginning, I'm also very happy to say that I've been a pretty eager reader when it comes to this YA angel series. Sadly from third installment, Muse, I was a tiny bit disappointed by it and while I loved this final book and all, but it wasn't perfect and it wasn't how I wanted it to all end. Just expected more somehow. But with everything closed off towards the end, that's all you can really ask for in the conclusion of a great book series!

Chracter-wise everything was pretty spot on! Since book one, our main heroine Mercy has always been the character unsure of what to do and she's forever been forced to live our another person's life in order to complete her cursed life cycle. Her punishment. Her protection. But down the track and several books later, Mercy is much more than that same old forgotten girl that we used to know. In this finale installment, Mercy has finally become far more human - but in her own way, which makes her a completely lovable character for me. Her mere determination and her courage was something we all want to strive for and I love her because of it.

The same goes with Ryan's character, Mercy's human love interest. I've been always intrigued by Ryan from book one and I was dancing over the hills (that is if hills were made available to me which they are not during this time because I don't have any green hills around my home) when I was reading this book and finally seeing how the author made him apart of the book this time round instead of being on the sidelines. It was a proud moment to say the least. Much like with Mercy, Ryan has also grown as a main and a supportive character. From the first book he was a broken boy desperately looking for answers, but in this installment he's someone . . . I don't know the correct words but . . . he was someone who fought against the impossible and with it he became this fearless human boy. He may have been lovesick throughout this whole book, but hey, we're talking about a gorgeous exiled angel here, right?

Overall, while this wasn't the type of conclusion I expected from the final Mercy book and while it wasn't necessarily my favourite of all four, but I still firmly believe that FURY was written to perfection and I'm one happy fangal to have been allowed to read Rebecca Lim's fine work because she managed to take a simple storyline and make it into her own, leaving her readers with a crazy-ass smile on their faces!

The Rating

4/5 stars


  1. I've been hearing such fabulous things about this book, so I'm really pleased to see that you gave it four stars, Erin. :) Lovely review! I sure have a desire to read this book now, especially since I like books about angels, a lot.

    And thanks for stopping by my blog... :)

    1. Thanks Leanne! Be sure to read this series soon, especially if you like angel books. This one is one of the best I've read by far.

  2. Great review, hun! I didn't really enjoy book one so I'm unsure if I'll continue on with the series but it gives me hope that you rated this one so well!

    1. Thank you! Definitely continue this series, so worth it in the end!

  3. I totally get you wanting more. I was left feeling the same. I mean, I DEFINITELY enjoyed it, but I was expecting something... yeah. MORE is the word of choice ;) I liked that Ryan finally got to play more of a role, meaning lots of Mercy and Ryan time! Unlike you, Muse was probably my favourite installment (or maybe tied with Exile, not sure). Fantastic series overall and I love that Rebecca offered us something DIFFERENT with angels <3 Brilliant review, Erin!

    1. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one who thought that. I think my favourite book would have to be Mercy because it was what started this whole amazing series but yeah, I'm glad the author did something different with angels. Finally! Thanks Brodie!


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