Friday, July 20, 2012

REVIEW: Beg For Mercy by Shannon Dermott

Title: Beg For Mercy
Author: Shannon Dermott
Date Published: August 7, 2011

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.

This is a young adult parnanormal romance novel.

My Rating:

My Review:
I will give my readers the same warning that Shannon gives. This book is a YA Paranormal Romance but the focus is on the Romance of the book.

A bit of background. Mercy had her first kiss with Paul, who is now her loyal best friend. Unfortunately things were not so successful and somehow he ended up almost dying. Mercy has been staying away from the boyfriend thing ever since. But now, It's raining men in her life. ; )

For the non-fans of love triangles, you may have some issues with this one since there are MANY boys introduced in this story, but she is a Succubus, so what do you expect? The love triangle + some actually really adds to the story for me where as some other books it takes a way. For me, it is Mercy learning about herself and boys.

Paul is the boy you want to root for. The underdog of sorts who you know she can't? be with but you still know how he is in love with her and you want a happily ever after for her.

Mercy does have a boyfriend, Luke, boy next door and a plus for him, they can kiss without him having a near death experience.

Two bad-boys in this one. You have Sebastian and Flynn and let me tell you, those two are hard to decide between and hard to understand their motives.

Overall I was very happy with this book. I love that the author tackles the subject of a teen succubus, because most YA novels seem to steer clear of it because of the adult issues that come with it. The RomancES are all a vital part of the story. Be ready for a majorly explosive ending that will have you wanting to pick up the next in the series. ASAP!


Shannon Dermott said...

Thanks for taking the time to read and to a blog post! Bloggers are golden!

MissKimberlyStardust said...

This one seems like it's right up my alley! I love YA paranormal Romances. Plus the fact that it has a teen succubus makes it rather unique. I'm going to have to get myself a copy.
Great review!
-Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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