Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Merciless | Danielle Vega

Okay, so. I bought an ecopy of this for 2.99 around Halloween because I wanted something spooky to read around this. I finished this rather quickly but I've been sitting on it trying to decided if I wanted to talk about it or not.

Buying this book was a mistake and a major waste of 3 bucks.

This book is like a super religious version of Mean Girls gone gross. That's the only way I can think of to describe it. I though the cover was different. I've seen the copy at my library and it doesn't have a dust jacket and it's pretty cute. That's where the things that I like about this book ends.

When I began this book I was sure it was a cute contemporary and I didn't understand why it was marked under the horror genre nor why it was on sale in the month of October. It begins with a main character named Sofia moving to Texas.

Goodreads Summary

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?

Basically the majority of the book takes place during this insanely gross exorcism and then a few pages of what happens afterward. If this book was trying to give me nightmares, it did a good job because of some the descriptive scenes did make me gag, but other than that, I did not like this one. Also let me give you some advice you decide to read this: Don't read it while you're waiting to get you some food from the Waffle House.

1/5 Stars.

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