Blog Tour: Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott *Review & Playlist*

Posted November 4, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Beg for Mercy (Cambion #2)
by Shannon Dermott
Published: 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.

I was intrigued by this book the minute I read the description.  Beg for Mercy is fast paced, and I was unable to put it down.  I was beginning to wonder how this was going to be a YA book about a succubus, but Dermott pulled it off fabulously!

Many of the characters were easy to connect with.  Mercy acted like a complete airhead at times, but I don’t she realized the effect she had on people since she wasn’t never taught what to do in certain situations.  Luke is the all around great guy.  He’s easy going, patient and loyal.  Flynn is awesome! He’s the poster boy for bad boys everywhere.  Paul is stuck in the friend zone.  Well, Mercy wishes he wasn’t, but can’t change things.  And then there is Sebastian.  You never know his true intentions.

I love the mystery in the book.  I also think it’s a shock to Mercy that not everyone is as they seem.  If you aren’t a fan of love triangles, you might get annoyed.  There are 4 main guys vying for Mercy’s attention.  At times I felt it was a little excessive, but it didn’t take away from the story at all.  Being put in these odd situations has helped Mercy grow, and learn to make better choices.

I can’t wait to see what happens in Waiting for Mercy.  Especially after the way this book ended!!!!

Playlist for Beg for Mercy
Lightning – The Wanted
Paradise – Coldplay
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Take My Hand – Dido
Meet Me Halfway – Black Eyes Peas
Apologize – OneRepublic
Breath of Life – Florence + The Machine
Over My Head (Cable Car) – The Fray

Bring Me to Life – Evanescene
Secrets – One Republic

About the Author:
Shannon first love was reading, diving into other realities to explore and brave new worlds. To share her writing is the best experience of all. Her first series explores the life and trials of being Mercy Moore, a teenage cambion. When Shannon isn’t writing she loves to shop and watch horror movies that make turning out the lights seem like a stupid idea. You can explore more about her at her She can also be found on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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