Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!
Coming May 17, 2011!
Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Mercy ‘wakes’ on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s business… or thinks they do. But Mercy has a secret life. She is an angel, doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new ‘persona’ each time she does, in an effort to resolve a cataclysmic rift between heavenly beings. The first of a brilliant new series sees Mercy meeting Ryan, an eighteen-year-old whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is presumed dead. When another girl is also kidnapped, Mercy knows she has to act quickly and use extraordinary powers to rescue her, even if it means exposing her true identity.
This sounds like an intriguing mash-up of themes. Angels, reincarnation (of sorts), crime-solving... I'm intrigued. What did Mercy do to be "doomed to return repeatedly to Earth"? Sounds like she messed up big time -- and she's an angel! It also sounds like she's the key to some heavenly war. You may not be able to read the tagline on the cover, but it says, "Exiled from heaven, a lost soul seeks her soulmate..." which sounds even more poetic and dramatic than the synopsis. She's been exiled? She's a lost soul? I have so many questions about this novel -- I can't wait to see them answered! Plus, isn't the cover gorgeous?
*I'm a little confused about this title though -- it's available for preorder in hardback, but it looks like maybe the Kindle version is already out but no Nook version? If anyone knows what's going on with this release, please let me know!
What upcoming release are you eagerly awaiting this week?
Description from Goodreads. Click the hyperlinked title to preorder.