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‘The Merciless’ showcases unrelenting violence

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"The Merciless," written in 2014, by Danielle Vega gives readers a thrill. The book is part of a trilogy.

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“The Merciless” by Danielle Vega in 2014, is a novel based on the life of new student Sofia Flores. The book starts by explaining that her mother is transferred because of her work, and Sofia must begin her life in Friend, Miss.

On her first day, she meets Brooklyn. Brooklyn is not a “popular girl,” in fact, most consider her to be strange, so they stay away from her. However, Sofia finds her interesting.

That same day, she meets the popular girls. These girls – Riley, Grace, and Alexis – are extremely religious and try to pull Sofia to their ways.

Eventually, the three girls convince Sofia that she should spy on Brooklyn because they believe she is possessed.

At this point, the novel takes a turn from normal teenage life, to dark and thrilling. Throughout the rest of the book, torture, sin and surprise await the characters.

The world Vega created will leave readers with their jaw-dropped as they try to comprehend the magnitude of this story. This book is recommended for those who enjoy torture or suspenseful reads. Vega draws readers in with a simple yet eye catching cover, and keeps them with her captivating words. I would give this novel a 10/10.

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  1. Amy Nguyen on October 24th, 2017 12:09 pm

    I’ve read this before, it’s actually quite disturbing in some aspects. If you’re into morbid things, I’d suggest it. I felt a slight unease upon reading several passages and as well as completing the novel. It was a good book, but it was just not for me.

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