Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Merciless (The Merciless #1) by Danielle Vega

The Merciless (The Merciless, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned

Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.

Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.

Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls . . . unless she wants to be next. . . .

In this chilling debut, Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Merciless (The Merciless, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This was an okay story, but I was more bored than scared.

Sofia was a bit of a sheep; if her ‘friends’ suggested something, she happily went along, even when they were torturing a girl! I suppose once she was mixed up in something she was already knee-deep, but if she hadn’t have been such a sheep in the first place, she wouldn’t have gotten involved!

The storyline in this was okay, but I just got bored. Several times things were said that made me think of other books and films, (beautiful creatures, mean girls, saved) and I just wasn’t really interested in what was going on. Why these nutcases thought they were really going to achieve by performing an ‘exorcism’ was quite beyond me. They were basically just asking for trouble.
There was some romance, but unfortunately I wasn’t interested in that either.

The ending was also pretty annoying, and we were left with a cliffhanger.
6 out of 10.

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