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Exile (Mercy #2)

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Mercy is an angel in exile and 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 her dying mother but never herself.

As Mercy's shattered memory begins to return, she remembers Ryan, the boy she fell in love with in another life, and Luc, the angel haunting her dreams. Will Mercy
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Hyperion Book CH (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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Melissa
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
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Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
Hmmm this one wasn't as engaging as the first book. The pacing was a little slow, and I also felt Mercy was too indifferent to Lela's mom. Still a great series and I got some inklings about who Mercy really is and what she is.
Brodie
Oct 22, 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
Isamlq
Jun 21, 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
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Whatchyareading
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
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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
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Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥
Aug 11, 2012 Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kay
Mar 31, 2013 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3.5/5)

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
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Emma
Jan 18, 2011 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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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
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Erin
Apr 25, 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...
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.
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.
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
Brooke
Jan 11, 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!
Tamara
Dec 13, 2010 Tamara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
It was good. I will read the next one for sure.
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!
Hannah Lawson
Jan 05, 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.
Rosalina
Jun 21, 2017 Rosalina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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ONE WORD – SLOW

ONE SENTENCE – DEFIANTLY A BOOK TO STICK WITH TILL THE END, AND ONCE YOU DO YOU WON’T REGRET IT 🙂

Have you ever been so tired you don’t understand what you’re reading but you read it anyway? Yeah, that was me with this book – but you read it anyway as it is too exciting and when you leave the book it’s all you can think about and you can’t sleep 😛
Honestly, I feel sorry for the people who had to wai
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Caitlings
Review first posted at whatchYAreading.net

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 co
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Katrina
Mar 08, 2011 Katrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brina
Feb 02, 2012 Brina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Als ich den ersten Band im letzten Jahr gelesen habe, war ich schnell von Mercy und dem Thema Souljacking begeistert. Jetzt, wo ich den zweiten Band beendet habe, bleibe ich ein wenig ratlos zurück, denn ich habe keine Ahnung, was ich von diesem Buch halten soll.
Alles, womit mich Rebecca Lim im ersten Band begeistern konnte, ist hier plötzlich weg. Mercy wird extrem schwach dargestellt, die Handlung an sich ist bei weitem nicht mehr so spannend wie sein Vorgänger und manches kam mir nicht mehr a
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Aelin
Mar 06, 2017 Aelin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! Another ciffhanger! Really Rebecca!? Why? =)
Diana
Jan 24, 2014 Diana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Why?!

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
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Amanda
Mar 01, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the first novel, Mercy is brought back to the normal world in another persons body. This time around, before she goes into the next person, the novel goes to meeting Luc again. Luc is Mercy's "companion, or Immortal lover" so to speak. We learn more of their relationship when he meets her in her dreams. This concept was a nice way of introducing the reader into the story again. In this dream like state before she goes into another body, Luc sets up a plan for him and Mercy to meet again. In ...more
Gillian Cohen
Jul 08, 2011 Gillian Cohen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been waiting for EXILE for months and when my local bookstore popped my an email informing me that they had a problem locating the book from their supplier but would find a way to get my copy to me as soon as possible I hit panic mode, finally on Thursday almost a month of waiting I got the call and raced home to read it.

It did not disappoint :)



From the first page I was hooked, we see how the process of Mercy's host is chosen and what it feels like for her when she gets that slight glimps
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
“It doesn’t matter if we have to wait. I haven’t stopped thinking about you since you left. I’ll wait. I’ll wait forever if I have to.”

When I read the first book ‘Mercy’ I rated it 2 out of 5…yep just 2, I bet your wondering why I continued with the series if I only rated it a 2? Well….even though I didn’t think it was great; I still feel this series has a lot of potential. Angels are always great to read about and Mercy’s situation is completely unique and I felt that Rebecca’s work would get
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Tsana Dolichva
Exile continues the story of Mercy, an angel who for reasons unknown to her is cursed/sentenced to briefly possess different humans, constantly jumping around and never knowing where she’s going to end up next.

This time, she lands in Melbourne into the body of Lela a 19 year old girl who works at a coffee shop in the city and whose mother is dying of cancer.

She also has a vivid dream in which Luc, her angel love who is always beseeching her to find him, visits her. This time he has a plan for re
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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
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Selene
Apr 02, 2012 Selene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rebecca Lim is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Rebecca is the author of seventeen books, most recently The Astrologer's Daughter (A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers), Afterlight and Wraith. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, Aurealis Award and Davitt Award for YA, Rebecca's work has also been ...more
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