Without Mercy (Mercy #1)
Shay's a troubled teen sent to a remote school, the Blue Rock Academy, under judges orders.
To me she's a spoilt brat and I just couldn't like her character.
Jules, Shay's sister, discovers that one student from the school has recently gone missing and one teacher's been "let go". On this premise she decides that there must be something wrong at school and that she must therefore rescue her poor baby sister. The repetition of the poor baby sister and the comments about ...more
I am trying to just enjoy this as a light, relaxing read, but these lines are killing me: "The howl of the wind, as forbidding as Satan's laugh, shrieked through the canyon before licking the icy edges of Lake Superstition..." What the hell?
Jackson describes in detail how one of the characters heats up coffee from the day before in the microwave and ...more
Julia "Jules" Farentino doesn't trust the school that her half-sister Shaylee has been sent to. Blue Rock Academy is well known for helping troubled teenagers, and Shaylee had the choice of the school or juvenile detention. She thought she chose the better of the two options, but Jules disagrees. A teenager re ...more
How this book has as high of a rating as it does is beyond me. I was so disappointed at the end. It felt like I'd wasted time on a wonderful story that was going to connect everything together, but instead it was clear that Jackson wasn't even sure where she was going with the ending. She sloppily tried to throw everything together in the last thirty or so pages, and it just didn't work.
Jules was overly skeptical of a school with no real good reason. It was described that s ...more
Jules little sister Shaylee is being sent to a school for troubled teens. The school is located in the mountains of Oregon, very isolated, and even though all the literature looks great Jules is suspicious that all is not as ideal as it seems. She decides to investigate this school and get her sister out. This leads her to take a teaching position ...more
* Possibility of romance
* Trent sounded delicious, but not enough of him and why was he hung up on Jules? Everyone said he's so hot, again multiple times, I get it, move on
* Deputizing insider
* Some cool murders and murder scenes
* Recap at the end was enlightening
* Didn't care for the narrator
* Writing was ...more
As a correctional academy, the kids attending are obviously troubled in ...more
An exaggeration? Yeah, but not much. "Something creepy at the isolated private school" and which of the weirdo people is the guy ...more
Shay is sent to a private school for troubled kids in Oregon. She isn't happy about it and begs her half sister Jules to get her out of going. Jules tries to talk their mother out of sending her there, but it is an order from a judge so she doesn't really have much choice in the matter. Jules feels that there is something off at this school especially since one of ...more
Two words: Loved it! Jules is fantastic. All she cares about is keeping her sister safe, despite Shay being a brat most of the time. Trent is delicious. The main focus of the story is the mystery, the secrets in this school and let me tell you, what a ride Without Mercy is! I was up until three am reading this, I could not put it down. The story progresses and theory’s of truth come together in an shocking explosion. Then I go ...more
The one thing I rolled my eyes at was that at the beginning the main character's former boyfriend, who is, of course, her one twue wuv (gag) happens to be working at the same school for troubled kids that her sister gets shunted off to. Really? *sigh* Couldn't we have go ...more
...Irritating ignorant Jules...bratty, entitled little sister. This tired tome starts with a murder....ends with murders...and frankly, there was such a paucity of character development that I just didn't care...and too many inconsistencies to make it believable...no background checks on the new teachers, but dossiers on everyone else? The bad kids just ...more
I didn't really find any of the characters believable and the main character, Jules, was just plain annoying. She is obsessed with idea that the school her sister is being sent to - as an alternative to Juvie - has something terribly wrong with it based on some extremely flimsy reasons. We know she is obsessed because of the way she repeats her thoughts over and over and over again.
In fact that was one of the ...more
Awalnya aku kira antagonisnya cuma si pilot pesawat amfibi, Kirk Spurrier, yg awalnya malah aku kira Reverend Lynch. Tapi ternyata lebih serem cara berpikir Shay, dengan memanfaatkan kondisi yg ada dia bisa sangat manipulatif. Dengan alur cerita yg menurutku cepat, hanya dalam kurang dari 2 minggu bisa menimbulkan kekacauan dan semua ra ...more
I will finish reading the book, only because I feel morally obligated ...more
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.
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