Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Little Less Merciless This Time

The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores
by Danielle Vega
320 Pages
Publisher: Razorbill

Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else . . . until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish.

Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil. . . . Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?

Readers won’t be able to look away from this terrifying read full of twists and turns that will leave them wondering, Is there evil in all of us?

I finally have reached a point in my life again where I want to read, and this book really helped me get to that point. If youve been following my blog for a bit, you'd know that I haven't been posting too much in the last year since I just havent had much desire to read. Everything Vega has written have taken me a day at the longest to read. I absolutely adore her books. They are so fucked up (I want to describe it as horrigous because the BFG changed my life but I dont know if thats okay yet) and intense. I never want to take a break from reading them. I absolutely devour them.

This book was no exception. I bought it in the morning. Read half of it while I was still in Barnes and Noble. Then did some stuff for school, and as soon as I got home I read all of it. I didnt even take breaks for food and water. I just wanted to read so bad.

This is a continuation of the first Merciless book, and it definitely did not disappoint. I have to say that it was a bit slower than the other book (which seemed to be more violent than anything else), but I have to say that I did appreciate more characterization of Sofia and the new characters. There was always enough underlying tension to know that I couldnt put it down or else I was going to miss something, but not too much to where it got absurd.

Vega is honestly the master of YA horror. I will read every book she puts out until I cant read anymore. I love her, and this book. I'm serious, go to a bookstore right now and pick out one of her books. They will scare you a fair amount and keep you reading until the last page!



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