Beg For Mercy by Shannon Dermott

I thought I died and gone to heaven until the front door opened and my mom walked in. I jerked back, horrified, staring at my mother in the doorway when Paul’s head hit my lap.

Kindle Edition published on 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.

My Review:

This book was a different twist on demons than I am use to reading. Mercy is a succubus demon and she had no idea until her first kiss which left her best friend lying on the floor and begging for his life.

The writer was brilliant with surrounding Mercy with all types of men which REALLY threw her for a loop. Her succubus side was starting to outweigh her human side and trying to take over. I enjoyed reading about Mercy’s interactions with all of these boys, but I was rooting for Flynn. He is very much a bad boy and only showed his soft side a few times, but I still think that there could be something more between the two??? Luke was just too much of a goody-goody, hence what he really was which I cannot reveal, you will just have to read it for yourself!

The ending was ruthless and agonizing. I was not a happy camper:( The one person that I did not trust through the whole book is who is now holding Mercy’s hand, but, with a sequel in our midst, I have a feeling that it may not be for long!!!

The storyline in this book was impressive and I really could not put it down. The writing flowed wonderfully and the storyline was easy to follow. I enjoyed the headings at the beginning of each chapter with Mercy’s SAT prep vocabulary words and their meanings. I never got bored! There are quite a few grammatical errors which the author is aware of and fixing as we speak, but it did not deter me from reading and actually loving the book!

He leaned down and wrapped me in his arms again and patted my back.

I hadn’t expected kindness from Flynn.

I didn’t think this could get any weirder.

“Mercy, you need to choose.”

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