Fury is the latest book in the Mercy series by Rebecca Lim, hot on the heels of Exile and Muse. Released on March 29th, it’s the final book in what has been a hugely popular YA series. It was sent to me by Harper Collins in exchange for a honest review and while I spotted a lot of flaws, I can’t fault the superb prose and description.
that has happened to Mercy over millennia has made her who she is. Now
she and The Eight wage open war with Luc and his demons, and the earth
is their battlefield.
ever, her guiding light in the hour of darkness. But the very love that
sustains her, now places Ryan in mortal danger.
I don’t really see why the romance was necessary. The story could have
been just perfect without it – Luc would still have been seeking Mercy
while she continued to hide in the bodies of human women, plotting to
overthrow him. Their relationship just dominates the book – the angels
vs demons side seems to be merely a sub-plot to the romance. It’s just
It’s also the most-anticlimactic ending I’ve ever read and, once again, it could have happened at any point during any of the four books and the whole thing would be over. So that’s the second way I’ve pointed out that would have solved the entire problem. It just doesn’t seem like the last book in a series – there’s no clear objective, no build-up to a final battle… they just kind of slowly blip from point to point with no clear compass.