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Exile

(Mercy #2)

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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  2,668 ratings  ·  229 reviews
Exile is the second book in a major new paranormal series that began with Mercy.

Mercy's search continues ... All Mercy knows is that she is an angel, exiled from heaven for a crime she can't remember committing. So when she 'wakes' inside the body and life of eighteen-year-old Lela Neill, Mercy has only limited recall of her past life. Her strongest memories are of Ryan, t
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published May 28th 2011 by HarperCollins Australia (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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Brodie
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Giselle
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.
Isamlq
Jun 21, 2011 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 ♥ Warner ♥ Raffe ♥
Aug 11, 2012 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 ♥ Warner ♥ 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 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 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 rated it really liked it
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 rated it really liked it
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 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
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
Jun 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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 rated it it was amazing
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!
Anastasia シ
Full Review on NetGalley
Tamara
Dec 13, 2010 rated it liked it
It was good. I will read the next one for sure.
Brea Johnson
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I started really "meh" about this series. Now? hollymotherofallcows. I NEED the next book!
Hannah Lawson
Jan 05, 2012 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.
Jemma (Aussie BookWorm)
Set in Australia, hekk yeah!
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten!
Diversity Rating: 2 – It’s a Start!
Racial-Ethnic:
2 (Cecilia is Filipina and speaks in broken English; Sulaiman is a Muslim man from North Africa)
QUILTBAG: 0
Disability: 1 (Lela’s mom has terminal cancer in, I believe, her intestines)
Intersectionality: 1 (Lela and her mom are dirt poor)

(vague description of violence against animals in the book)

Another series, another sequel I didn’t get to read until years after I read the first book. The gap between Mercy
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Katrina
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brina
Feb 02, 2012 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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Diana
Jan 24, 2014 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 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
Jovi Underland
Jun 28, 2018 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 complexity
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Paolita Arce
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sí, me gusta esta historia. La idea de que haya un ángel que pueda poseer el cuerpo de un humano como castigo, es un tanto cruel. Mercy es una chica, o más bien dicho un ángel desterrado, que por motivos desconocidos, debe poseer el cuerpo de humanos para sobrevivir. En esta ocasión, Mercy aparece en el cuerpo de una joven australiana con una madre moribunda, y recuerda que para poder retornar a quién era antes (un ángel supongo) debe encontrar al chico del que se enamoró parcialmente en su vida ...more
Aiman
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm giving this book a 3.5. This book was...it was good. It was captivating so that I read it all in one day. It had it's ups and downs; it wasn't perfect, but it was good.

Mercy wakes in Melbourne, Australia (why not Sydney? :( I live in Sydney!) as a teenager called Lela who works in a cafe called Green Lantern and has a dying mother with cancer. The first book was full of suspense but this was sorta...confined. It all took place in the grubby and overflowing cafe.

I was so annoyed at Mercy. Cle
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Julie
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exile is book two in Mecy series by Rebecca Lim. Exile is a fast-paced novel that I couldn't put down. Mercy is a fallen angel who is no longer with her love, Luc. Mercy was sentenced to Earth with no control over where her path would take her. Mercy takes over Lela Neill's body. Lela is a college student who is responsible for her sick mother. Mercy has to learn to adapt to Lela's lifestyle and personality. The plot from the first book continues when Mercy learns she has the ability to remember ...more
Majasol
It's easy to like this series. The covers are pretty, Rebecca Lim's writing is rather lyrical and not-so-boring, and the storyline is a lot different from other angel books for YA. But within the second book I still haven't found a deep connection with this series.

MERCY was an entertaining book, not extraordinary but not so terrible as some may think. But that's kinda it. Done. And EXILE is exactly like that too. The first half of EXILE is close to being a re-written version of MERCY; she has a
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Rebecca Lim is an Australian writer, illustrator and editor and the author of nineteen books, including The Astrologer's Daughter (A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers), Afterlight and Wraith. Her work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, Aurealis Award and Davitt Award, and longlisted for the Gold Inky Award a ...more

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  • Mercy (Mercy, #1)
  • Muse (Mercy, #3)
  • Fury (Mercy, #4)
  • Wraith (Mercy, #5)