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Rebecca Lim is an Australian writer & illustrator & the author of eighteen books, including The Astrologer's Daughter (A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 & CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers), Afterlight & Wraith. Her work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, Aurealis Award & Davitt Award, & longlisted for the Gold Inky Award & the David Gemmell Legend Award. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese & Polish. She is a co-founder of the Voices from the Intersection initiative & a co-editor, with Ambelin Kwaymullina, of Meet Me at the Intersection (Fremantle Press 2018), a groundbreaking anthology of YA #OwnVoice memoir, poe ...more

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Quietly ecstatic to let readers of the Mercy series know that Wraith (Mercy 5) is available from today in paperback, ebook, Kobo, Kindle and all other marvellous newfangled reading methodologies. Wraith was written for, and is dedicated to, all the readers who have contacted me over the years... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 01, 2017 20:00 • 266 views • Tags: action, adventure, angels, australia, contemporary-fantasy, dark-fantasy, demons, diversity, fantasy, loveozya, paranormal, urban-fantasy
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Mercy (Mercy, #1)

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Muse (Mercy, #3)

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An unflinching, unsentimental and clear-eyed memoir of a shy, bookish, awkward, middle class university graduate's descent into heroin addiction and sex work.

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In the essay "On Food" at page 54, Greif quotes the ancient injunction "Know thyself" following this with the Socratic indictment: "The unexamined life is not worth living."

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“My only real solace? Sleep. In the absence of an explanation of anything, for everything, I live for it and what it can bring.”
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“We angels are misconceived in the human world. People perceive us as kindly and bountiful; when, in truth, we are about as fluffy, as gentle, as yielding, as rattlesnakes.”
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“If I get too comfortable, I will wake one morning and everything around me will have shifted overnight. All I knew? I know no longer. And all I had? Vanished in an instant.
There’s nothing I can keep with me that will stay.
I must always re-establish ties.
I must tread carefulle or give myself away.
I must survive.
I must keep moving, but I don’t know why.”
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Swiftsea I honestly cannot wait to read 'Mercy'-- I'm the 3rd reserve for the single book available at the PLC Lib. I knew I recognised the cover from today's assembly presentation SOMEWHERE. It was 49th of my 'To Read' list indicating a desire to read it a few months back. Year 12s' a big year so I'm uncertain as whether I'll even be able to read that many novels this year.
Thanks for being an inspiration! :) Would you like to attend this year's House Concerts? Haha.


Cellina NOOOO. I can't find MUSE. I know it's out there but am at the Mercy (excuse the pun) of BIG W and Target as our bookstores have all closed down.

Why must people by everything online. There is nothing like a great novel in your hands.


Annabelle Marie Veronica Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! I absolutely adored Mercy! Now I just hope Exile, Muse, and Fury are released in the U.S. as well(:


Georgina thankyouu for accepting my friend request :) I loved Mercy and i'm going to order Exile soon :) they were amazing!!

-Gina :)


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Liz Carmichael Currently reading "Exile", and have to say you've done it again, Rebecca. When I started it I wondered if you would keep my interest as much as with "Mercy", and you have. I was hooked from the first few paragraphs, and find it unputdownable. Now I will have to read the other two when they come out.

Thanks for great reads.
Liz


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Rebecca! :D


Rebecca Hi Nat

Thanks so much for reading "mercy" - so glad you liked it! Exile is on its way. Take care and all best wishes from Oz!


BookLoversLife Hi Rebecca, just finished Mercy and I really liked it. Cant wait for the next one!!


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