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Mercury Rises

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  33 reviews
A girl looking for a way out.
Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing—to escape. Because Mercury’s perfect life comes with secrets to keep. Dangerous secrets that if made public would destroy her, her family, and her
310 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Inkspell Publishing
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Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mercury Rises was perfect. I'm in love with this book and totally hooked on the story. It was that good I couldn't even pick a favourite character. You need this book in your life, and I need more, more, more!

Mercury wants to escape her life (for reasons that become known later in the book). She is willing to work hard to find a world that is for her, but her family are important and want her home. At the start of the book, we get a glimpse of her tasting freedom, but her father is the leader of
KarenJo Custodio
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Full review to come.

4.5 Thrilling Stars!

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol is a fantastic retelling of Robin Hood that had me undeniably enthralled the entire time. It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a YA Dystopian book, so I’m really hoping there’s a sequel because I want more! (Pretty Please Please Please!!!)

I love fairytales and enjoy reading about different retellings. I think they’re creative, entertaining, and so much fun. Mercury Rises was no exception and I’m utter
Rachel's Book Reviews
Feb 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF at page 70.

I started the book with high hope and I actually liked the first 20 pages or so. After that though, it started going downhill into cliche-ville.

Still, I'm willing to read pretty much anything if there's a promise of good things later. So I kept reading..... and ugh. It was dragging. It felt so preachy that by page 70, I was done.

Pretentious. and I'm not JUST talking about the rich girl.

It's the you, rich = evil and me, poor = good. *rolls eyes*

Black and white beyond belief. Yo
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(I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review from Chapter by Chapter blog tour)

Book review: Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol (4 stars)

“Sometimes who we’re becoming is more important than who we are now.”

Title: Mercury Rises
Authors: Scarlett Kol
Format: PDF (eARC)
Genre: YA, Romance, Science fiction
Rating: 4/5 stars
[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

A girl looking for a way out.
Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamor
Jul 07, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've had this one checked out from the library for 2 1/2 weeks, have tried to read it for many days. Today I was determined to read for more than 30 minutes before putting it down. Sadly 30 minutes is about all I made before getting up to do some chores around the house. Not a good thing. Each time I read this one I was bored, hoped it would get better, but sadly it didn't happen. In the end this one wasn't for me.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
3.5 stars.
Review to come.
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Great start to what looks to be a fabulous YA series! The few glitches were very minor and the overall story so engaging one will definitely want more!
Celia Mulder
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Robin Hood is one of my favorite stories and this hacker Robin Hood is excellent. The characters are well crafted and the plot will have you on the edge of your seat. This had better be book one of a series because I want to read more!
Frances Shellings
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
It got me hooked and invested in the characters right from the start. It leaves me wanting to know what happens!!!
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-shelf
I have been meaning to pick up a book by this author for a while now as another author I love raves about her work constantly. I finally did and this was the first one I picked up. I don't regret it one single bit!

This book was nothing short of amazing! I sort of went into it blind, I didn't read the synopsis or any reviews, I just picked a book and opened it up and I don't regret that either! There's something special about going into a story completely blind, not knowing what lies in wait for
Brittany Smith
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible story!! I’ve read some really great ones recently and this one is definitely on my top 10 list!

I love the storyline-a girl that’s at the top of society who actually doesn’t have it all like everyone thinks.her family has some deep dark secrets which explain the reasons of her reactions and actions. Mercury finds out that there are ways to stop the system in its tracks and live her life the way she wants. She discovers a whole underground system that is trying to bring an end t
Missy Brown
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
So much happened in Mercury Rises. Mercury is young at 17 and wanting to figure out her world. Yes she is alittle naïve but she will soon have her eyes opened. She wants to leave her life, which we will find out later why, but its hard when your father is the leader. When she runs into Hawk, which was very entertaining to me, sparks fly in my opiion. Hawk is the leader of the rebel group, their growing relationship kept me riveted. I really liked these two together. But there is Christope, her b ...more
Jocelyn LeDonne
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story about right/wrong ,good/evil. Mercury is the new world leader's princess on the outside but on the inside she is rebel trying to right the wrongs her father and his group are committing. A little action, a little mafia new world order type government and rebels also some romance. 2 ways for Mercury to go which will she choose will she follow her head or her heart. This book has it all in the emotions department also love, betrayal, insecurities, fear, joy and some happiness in there ...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
I received an ARC of this book, through Chapter by Chapter Book Tours, in participation of a blog tour. This is my honest review. And my review is like me: short and sweet.

This was a great twist on the Robin Hood tale. Its one of my favorites. This is my first time reading a Scarlett Kol book. It was great. It was a fairly fast-paced, fun read. Mercury and Hawk are amazing characters. Developed and written really well. There was a chemistry between them. I could relate to them. My head was in th
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! Mercury definitely lives the visage of perfect lifestyles. But her strength, courage and survival instincts keep a very secret hidden life. Can Hawk and his crew of rebels ever trust her? Can she ever trust them? With so many lies, fights and sabotage will any of them ever find peace for themselves? Mercury has the biggest challenges to face when she realizes the true extent of everything. Will Hawk be there for her? This book kept me riveted and I cant wait to see ...more
Beth Skye Denny
A dystopian twist on the classic tale of Robin Hood that sucks you in within the first few pages!

Mercury and Hawk, the main protagonists are well developed and interesting. With great character chemistry and well crafted plot, my first Scarlett Kol read has me excited for more. There’s amazing action, mysterious pasts, steamy kisses, and a definite need for more books, so I hope this is the beginning of a series.

I was happy to read for my honest review.
Jeanette George
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mercury Rises is a Robin Hood retelling.

Mercury has a tendency to run away, but doesn't she have it all? Hawk is not who he seems to be at first glance.

I loved the futuristic dystopian theme. It was full of action with some surprises along the way. I especially like how the plot built up to the ending.

I don't know if this book is intended as a series but I wouldn't mind finding out more about this world and its players.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really interesting story!
Loved The chemistry between the characters, with just the right amount of suspense and angst
A new take on the old take of Robin Hood, definitely will hold your interest from the very first page til the vey last.
I highly recommend this book from the talented author Scarlett Kol
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didnt realize just how refreshing it would be to read a book where the only power to be had was being rich. It may have taken her awhile to find out who she wanted to be, but I am glad Mercury got smart. She is a strong MC and shows that while it is hard, it is okay to do the right thing. Look forward to reading more of her story.
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story. It is a gripping Gritty read, it has romance but also a lot more. I loved the twists and turns along Mercury’s transition from rich girl to finding that there are other more dangerous things happening within her world. It is definitely intriguing and I hope that there is a book two
Roxana Markhyvka
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book is nothing but an amateur try to tell yet another rebellious teen story. Weak dialogues, weak story, uninteresting characters with no development whatsoever! And clićhes... Oh my g, the clićhes! Pretty much all interaction between main characters is based on misunderstandings and childish maximalism: “you’ve betrayed me, cause you ran to your dada, begone now!” etc
Katie Blair
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mercury is an ambitious, spoiled, kind-hearted budding vigilante. In short, very fun to read.

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Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a good book! Mercury is a badass heroine who takes charge of her life, Hawk is an emotionally literate, vulnerable hero, and their romance was steamy and soooo fun to read. Plot was full of twists and turns.
InD'tale Magazine
This modern Robin Hood tale is able to tease gasps, laughter, and tears from even the stoutest reader!

Read full review in the 2018 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Donamarie Fournier
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful plot and characters. This is definitely like a remake of Robin Hood. The evil rich and the disillusioned rich fighting for what they each believe in. I am in love with Mercury and Hawk. A love for the ages. Such evil to defeat and it all looks like an uphill battle.
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable read. There were some aspects where the characters are a bit one dimensional, and am hoping that these characters will be more fleshed out in future books.
Looking forward to see how the story progresses :)
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was amazing when I first read it. And then again I reread it and now I am bigger fan than ever.

I just love everything about this book and can´t wait to read more from this author.

I trully recommend this book because it is perfect!
Crystal Amason
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic book. This book has the best characters. Some you will even love to hate. Even though life has tried to break Mercury it can not keep her down. One of the best slow burn romances I have had the pleasure to read. The action almost never stops. It was such a pleasure to read.
Peggy Carney
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. It had a robin hood vibe to it that didn't feel cliche. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a cute romance with a little bit of rebellion and danger.
Cassie Starkel
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the best emotional roller coasters of the year for me. I loved the mystery of Mercury’s past and knowing evil gets its own.
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