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Exile (Mercy #2)

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,395 Ratings  ·  212 Reviews
An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, EXILE is the breathtaking sequel to MERCY in a major new paranormal series.

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

An angel in exile, Mercy is doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new human form each time she does. Now she "wakes" as unhappy teen Lela, a girl caring for a d
ebook, 1st Edition, UK, 167 pages
Published June 9th 2011 by HarperCollins Children’s Books (first published 2011)
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Genevieve You wont know what is happening if you read the second one without reading the first. My suggestion is to borrow the first one from the library or buy…moreYou wont know what is happening if you read the second one without reading the first. My suggestion is to borrow the first one from the library or buy it from another store or online because you have to read it first. :)(less)

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I really enjoyed this book. I literally finished the first book and started right away with this one. I got addicted.

This book is a bit slower in a sense and more confined. With Mercy it revolved around mystery, suspense, romance and it had a lot of characters. Mercy interacted with a lot of people and it seemed like there was always something going on. Things kept happening. Especially because she and Ryan kept searching for Lauren and following leads, while at the same time Mercy was going th
Nov 05, 2011 Brodie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exile picks up exactly where the first book ended. Ripped away from Carmen Zappacosta's body, Mercy is once again thrust into an unknown life. She finds herself in a completely different season, time zone, continent.... an entire ocean away from the human boy she came to grow feelings for, Ryan Daley. Welcome to Melbourne, Australia. And our host body for the novel? Lela Neill. Lela works at The Green Lantern, a cafe which attracts a colourful and varied collection of customers - from suit-weari ...more
Jun 29, 2011 Isamlq rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m a big fan of Mercy. The writing in the first book was descriptive, lyrical even, but not boring, the story took me a place unexpected. I loved that the story was not just of a boy meets girl, falls head over heels for her, while a battle of good and evil is waged. Instead it’s of one girl who doesn’t know who she is or what she is, and of the girl whose body the former occupies.

There’s more those things in Exile, but this time Mercy is in Lena. Her story is a touch sadder and tougher than C
Apr 05, 2013 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

When I read Mercy a few weeks ago, I felt the kind of excitement I hadn't felt in a long time for a YA paranormal series. It was offering me something new, a unique voice, and a mysterious setting. As soon as I finished reading it, I made plans to read the next book really soon.

This is to say that, I went into Exile with high expectations. And it's not that the book let me down, exactly. It was actually quite good; just not on the same exact level as Mercy. For one thing, this book clearl
Sue Bursztynski
May 21, 2011 Sue Bursztynski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to read this overnight because a student at my school is waiting for it. I'm enjoying this series so far. It's not for younger girls, who wouldn't get the background issues, but fifteen years and up should enjoy it.

I like the difference from other angel novels I've had to read because the students are reading them. Maybe that only says I'm an old teacher-librarian who's been through too many fads over the years and has had enough of the Gothic romances that form most of teen girl reading t
Mel (who is deeply in love with herself)
The second in the Mercy series.

I have hardly ever given a book two stars, and never a one star, because i try and see the best in every book. But this one was different. There were too many things wrong with it.

Rebecca Lim managed to sound pretentious and snooty throughout the whole book. The first few pages were okay, but then she began describing the universe and cosmos, and she couldn't quite get it right. Several times, complicated words were used, when the more simple terms would have suit
May 09, 2012 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice insight into the unanswered question from book 1 yet more need to be unearthed

I must start by saying that this is book 2 in the series and this review may therefore contain spoilers to Book 1 Mercy. I will also state that I am writing this review after finishing the whole series, therefore I have added insight into the plot due to the benefit of hindsight.

There is very important information revealed in this book, something that doesn't automatically click into place until the very end. In t
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Oct 13, 2014 Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥ rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: ppl i hate, ppl i want to make them suffer, ppl who want to kill themselves..
Recommended to Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥ by: ME!! KILL ME!!
I don't even care.. i am not into this series.. it feels like ageny reading it,,, it is only good for me when Ryan is around, which is not happening often.. and how come it always ends with mercy suffering from an injury at last.. i mean the plot is not interesting, it is boring in a parts.. and at the last 20 pages it get so stuffed with - everything - i don't even understand who is good and who is bad .. maybe i shouldn't maybe not until the 3rd book that is so not on my reading list next , AH ...more
It may not be released in the USA for awhile, but it is out here in Canada and in England and Australia, so Christine and I though we’d review Exile by Rebecca Lim.

Cause, why not?

Caitlin: Directly after reading Mercy I went on Goodreads (and then Amazon and BookDepository) trying to figure out when Exile would be released. It was difficult to puzzle it out. It seems to have three different english release dates and none of them are near one another or connected or anything. So, I just sort of le
Marianne Curley
Apr 05, 2015 Marianne Curley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series gets better with each book as Mercy is fed more information about who she really is. And while this exciting plot line is developing, there's the human story that begins and ends entwined within it. I love this series. It's thrilling and different and beautifully written. I can't wait for Book 3, Muse.
Brea Johnson
Dec 15, 2014 Brea Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started really "meh" about this series. Now? hollymotherofallcows. I NEED the next book!
I read this not even realizing it is book #2, though I did notice that it started not at the beginning of Mercy's story.

I was feeling pretty 4 star about this book about halfway through, but after a while certain things began to bother me, and it was cumulative. I wasn't terribly impressed with Mercy's selfishness (aside from her helping out one person). I guess when I pick up a book about an angel, even though I know the current trend is to portray angels as less than angelic, I was hoping for
Aug 09, 2014 Ally rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Exile is thankfully not the name of our main heroine, Mercy. Mercy returns again, though it is not her that I'm coming back for. It is mostly because of the plot and storyline. I want to find the other angels, and I don't care about the bad characters or boring beginnings or etc. Isn't that a bit sad? Oh, well. Mercy can end up being dead for all I care. Oh, wait. That is exactly... Damn, it. Spoilers. I can't reveal spoilers, especially not that big of a one.

Most people go to church. How could
Apr 26, 2011 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you haven't read Mercy yet please do! While the angel and demon worlds are rocking the YA book world - some great and others not entirely - but Rebecca Lim's world is twisted in a very interesting way and even in EXILE, it proves that she knows what she's doing!

Full review: http://talesoftheinnerbookfanatic.blo...
Feb 09, 2014 Diana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Mercy was a fantastic book, so after a few minutes debating whether I wanted to read the sequel or let the first book stand on its own, I went ahead and bought Exile.

And boy, I rather wish I hadn't.

So first, I want to say that Rebecca Lim writes beautifully. Her lyrical prose was all that kept me going at a few points.

Now, onto the bad. A fat lot of nothing happens in this book. Mercy wakes up in a new body and once again struggles to adapt to the new girl's life. Oh, and Luc tells her to f
Julayn Adams
Jun 28, 2015 Julayn Adams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This time when Mercy awakens as Lela, a waitress in a dingy cafe in Melbourne Australia with a terminally ill mother. Luc comes to Mercy in a dream telling her that he will be able to find her through Ryan. While waiting for Ryan’s arrival, Mercy finds herself longing to be with him more and more while growing confused about her feelings for Luc. As Mercy finds herself remembering more, she is becoming more determined to learn the truth of who she is and who to believe.

Because of the complexit
Jun 20, 2011 Brooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! The plot thickened and the characters grew within the book. Slowly but surely more and more information was discovered, about Mercy's past and her new life as Lela Neill. Loved how to book was set in Australia:P I liked it even more than the first one!
Rebecca Jane
I liked this book. I like how Mercy is a different person everytime, it keeps things interesting. I also enjoy the mystery of it, wondering why she is how she is. I would've liked to have more of Ryan in it but whatever :P
Annabelle Marie Veronica
Gorgeous. Review to come. Hopeful the next two books will be available in the US soon since they're already both our in other countries. I doubt it, but fingers crossed because I really want to know what comes next.
Hannah Lawson
Mar 28, 2012 Hannah Lawson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very boring, nothing really happened.
Extremely disappointing. The first in the Mercy
series was great, but this book is tiring to read.
Dec 28, 2013 Alina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exile is not as big on the real life mystery as the first one, but it’s still an interesting life Mercy and the reader is thrown into. Lela deals with a very serious problem of a terminally ill mother and having to give up her own ambitions in order to provide for her. But her dead-end job at a café actually proves to be quite good for her with many people actively caring for her.

Mercy is still trying to figure out who and what she is and the reader is too. There are still so many questions ope
Nov 22, 2014 Kim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book utterly terrible. I have never read so many words yet got nothing out of them. I feel like the book never really went anywhere. After the first I only read this to see what is was all about and to find out more. I will grant you that we do find out a little more but everything seems cryptic and unexplained and you feel like you're not actually progressing. As well as that some of the writing was genuinely atrocious with lines that make you think: would anyone ever say that? Wou ...more
Apr 10, 2015 Tamara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good. I will read the next one for sure.
Billie Low
Mar 26, 2015 Billie Low rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I even begin with Exile?

My summary on the book:
Exile continues with Mercy leaving Carmen's body and "soul-jacking" Lela's body. Mercy had been doing this too many times but this time when she took over Lela's body, something is different - Mercy just cannot seem to remember what happened in her previous body. She cannot even remember the name of the girl she had "soul-jacked" previously (Carmen Zappacoasta). Fortunately (or unfortunately) as Mercy slowly adapts to Lela's life, she begin
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Last year we were introduced to Mercy series and it got off to an interesting start. A unique concept plus a killer cover made for a great combination. I, like many, were really looking forward to the second book in the series, Exile.

When we last saw Mercy she was in the small town of Paradise as Carmen Zappacosta. After facing a kidnapping and dolling out punishment to her captor with powers she thought were lost to her, she also started to develop feelings for Ryan, a mortal. Before she could
Apr 05, 2013 Bookworm1858 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Source: Received an e-ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

In 2011, I picked up a random book from Netgalley and was blown away by its enthralling story that kept me on the edge of my seat. That book of course was Mercy in its American release (originally from Australia). Naturally I eagerly awaited the release of the rest of the books in the series and we finally reach book 2 with the pending release of Exile.

Although it has been two years, I still anticipated this sequel and lovi
Tina ♥ Bookaholic
Aus den Fängen des Internets… oder nein, eher aus einer verstaubten Word-Datei habe ich diese uralt Rezi ausgegraben und entstaub. Das Buch selbst habe ich vor ca. 1-2 Jahren gelesen und rezensiert, trotzdem wünsche ich noch eine gute Unterhaltung beim Lesen^^

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Nachdem mir der erste Teil ‚Gefangen‘ in der Mercy- Reihe wirklich sehr gut gefallen hat, weiß ich nun nicht so ganz, was ich vom Nachfolgerband ‚Erweckt‘ halten soll.
Wie ich schon im Voraus befürchtet habe, ist leid
Exile is the second novel by Rebecca Lim in the Mercy series, about an angel named Mercy who wakes up in different bodies and is doomed to repeatedly return to Earth.This time, Mercy wakes up as Lela, a girl who is looking after her dying mother.


This book is different because this time Mercy has memories of her life as Carmen. And she remembers Ryan and has feelings for him. Lela works at cafe called the Green Lantern which basically has the same customers coming in everyday, they
A lovely follow-up to Mercy, I read it in the same day!
There is no decrease in the quality of the book or the strength of the plotline. In fact I'm pretty confident that this could stand alone. I'm super excited to get my hands on the next two which makes a change as normally I always feel annoyed at series books.
I'm really impressed in how Rebecca Lim has kept up the flow of the story and she is an inspiration to me. Both thumbs up!
My only peeve is that, initially, when I'm given the name of a
In Mercy I was finding myself growing to like the fallen angel and enjoy the story, but after Exile I find that I don’t like Mercy anymore and there are elements of the story that are starting to antagonise me. As far as series goes, I don’t think I can continue on with this one.

It’s not a bad read and it is an interesting concept; the fundamental idea of a woman being injected into another’s body over and over again resulting in her fighting a battle to find herself, remember how this sentence
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Apr 07, 2015 07:54AM  
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Rebecca Lim is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Rebecca is the author of sixteen books for children and young adult readers, most recently The Astrologer's Daughter (A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers) and Afterlight. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, Aurealis Award and Davitt Award for YA, R ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Mercy (4 books)
  • Mercy (Mercy, #1)
  • Muse (Mercy, #3)
  • Fury (Mercy, #4)

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