Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #98: The Merciless II by Danielle Vega

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is:

The Merciless II
by Danielle Vega
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Danielle Vega—YA’s answer to Stephen King—once again brings major scares in the spine-tingling sequel to horror hit The Merciless, which MTV calls “Mean Girls meets The Exorcist.”

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 stumbled onto this book totally by accident! I reviewed The Merciless back in 2014 and really enjoyed it, but I don't think it was meant to be a series back then. I'm SO glad Danielle Vega is releasing a part two! I'll definitely add this to the pre-order list!

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