Sunday, November 20

Review: Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott

beg for mercy

Title: Beg for Mercy

By: Shannon Dermott

Series: Cambion Book #1 (August 7th, 2011)

My Copy: Review Ebook from Author

BookWhisperer Rating:

four stars


About the book:

Everyone dreams of that first kiss. Of that magic moment when your lips finally meet those of that special person you’ve waited your whole life for. A little awkward, a little scary, a little hot and every bit amazing. We speculate that the whole world will shake and time will just stop. No one, however, ever imagines that kiss to bring Death himself knocking.

Sixteen year old Mercy Moore's life just got more complicated. The kiss that originally could have meant she would finally have a boyfriend now was the kiss that could have very nearly ended his life. A small detail her mother conveniently never told her will take her life for an abrupt u-turn. Dating, no love, was now completely and utterly impossible. And the boy well, that boy would never be the same.

But life, however cruel, goes on. Far too soon for her taste, Mercy finds herself at a senior party with the elite students of her school and her best friend. And of all things, playing a stupid game that could very well mean the death of someone in that small room. If it were not for her best friend, the hottest guys in school, and a small need to fit in, she may have been able to escape the disaster that was to come. Her worst nightmare, her personal curse, her very life, only gets dangerously worse.

review plate Beg For Mercy is a huge compilation of the supernatural world. Readers quickly learn that Mercy and Flynn are of different, but as the book progresses the number of different kinds of species is astounding. From the start I sympathize with Mercy’s character. She is young and maturing, and self out casted due to her fear of hurting another person. As a succumbus a kiss can be deadly, and with a mother that refuses to teach you anything about who you are Mercy finds herself in a very dangerous game.  It is easy to see the good natured and caring side of her personality, and a terrible injustice that her mother expected her to seclude herself in order to stay safe. The desire to be affectionate is a natural; the fact that her Mother expected her to be like a saint is frustrating and ridiculous. Mercy quickly changes all that when she plays a dangerous game of  “spin the bottle”, and followed with a embarrassing game of “Truth or Dare”. In one night she is able to discover that someway, somehow she has kissed a boy without killing him; and that she seems to have drew the attention of a couple boys at the same time. This begins the rollercoaster of emotion that encompasses Beg for Mercy. I don’t believe that I have ever read a book that introduced so many characters in one sitting, but I quickly realized that it was all necessary. With four objects of affection for Mercy alone it easy to understand the need for an abundance of characters. Mercy has quite a struggle in her hands with so many awesome guys to choose from. Luke, Flynn, Sebastein, and Paul all share one thing in common; every single one of them is in love with Mercy. What’s worse than having four guys all want you at the same time? Loving each one of them back, and not knowing which one you love the most.The author takes time to detail each one of these characters, and they are great it is easy to see why Mercy would love every one of them. With the obvious distraction of love, Mercy doesn’t realize that she has more important things to worry about like who is following her from town to town living missing women along the way. When Mercy finds herself captive by the last person she thought possible it will change the entire story. This is a story about secrets, mystery, and love. Mercy is an incredible character that will easily grab the readers attention. With such a delicate story this novel follows a much slower pace. I found myself wondering just where this story was taking me, and how she could be falling in love with another person. The conclusion wraps the entire story into a nice package that will guarantee fans for the remainder of the series. I look forward to seeing what the next book has to offer.


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