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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review: Mercy by Joshua Grover-David Patterson

by Joshua Grover-David Patterson
Published by Amazon Digital Services
Source: Author
Format: E-book

I have a love hate relationship with this book…I didn’t like the first half all that well mainly because it was nothing original and we are very limited in what can happen since it is all happening on an island. Once the action switches to America it becomes more interesting. Mercy is written in diary format which once again limits what we know about what is actually going on. The main heroine is Georgina Fulci and the writer of the diary. She becomes stranded on an island after her plane crashes into the ocean. She and the other survivors must figure out what has happened. No one can quite believe what happened and once they start talking they know they aren’t crazy. Zombies are real. The ones affected on the plane are coming out of the ocean after them and they must defend themselves. Eventually a ship comes with some suspicious men on board. The group as a whole decides to take the chance and go with them in hope of getting to America where apparently the virus has been contained.

For the majority of this book I had no idea how Georgina’s daughter Mercy plays into the all of this except for Georgina writing about her adopted daughter and giving examples of what she had to do to integrate her daughter into society  and how one of the survivors, Tracy, reminds her of Mercy. In the end it does make sense and shows a mother’s undying love for her child who she doesn't know is dead or alive. That love is what keeps Georgina going.

As I said before I had a love-hate relationship. On one hand Mercy kept my captivated with the mystery of what is actually going on. You are on the island and only know what Georgina knows. On the other hand, Mercy is tedious in parts and Georgina includes some diary entries that just have no relevance to the story.



*Book was received free from author in exchange for an honest review. This in now way influenced this review and my opinions are my own.