Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mercy, A Gargoyle Story by Misty Provencher

Goodreads description:

CATEGORY: NEW ADULT, may not be suitable for young adult readers

My will to survive is the first thing to drown.
I know, because I hold it under myself.

After facing severe tragedy in life, Madeline assumes her death will be easy.
But the angels do not come to take her to Heaven.
Instead, what retrieves her is something she never expected: a gargoyle.

Delivered to Truce, the King of the Gargoyles, Madeline now has choices she never wanted. She has the ability to take over the entire Gargoyle Kingdom, if she is willing to kill the king. However, looking to prevent takeover, Truce transforms Madeline, thereby granting her the ability to achieve the thing she wants most—death—if she can just find the human recipient for the Gargoyle Gift that she now has to give. It should be easy.

But lives, whether they are lived or not, are seldom simple, and Madeline’s past still stands in her way. Now, only a voyeur in the life of The Boy with the Golden Rod Voice, Madeline’s must reconcile her own life and death, if she ever hopes to have free reign of her soul.


I love Misty.  I really do, however I was a little unsure about this book.  I was unsure because I usually don't read dark fantasy books.  But, its Misty and I knew that she was not going to disappoint me.

So, let me explain how I felt about this book:       good......ok....huh?....confused.....more confusion.......oh, I understand.......WHAT!?.....OMG!!!......ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?!

That is most simplest way I know how to sum it up!!

Best part of the book:  As always, I am going to be honest here.  The best part of the book was the ending.  Let me explain!! Misty wrote a great story but through out the book there were a lot of questions that were not getting answered.  Once we learned more of Madeline's story (which was so sad), began to understand Truce a bit more and figure out if death is really the right answer for Madeline, the story got much better!!

Not so great of the book: Like I said before it was a little bit confusing at parts BUT just stick with it because Misty pulls it altogether and the ENDING IS GREAT!!!

Misty just proved that she can do it all with this book!!


  1. Thank you, Mary! I'm sorry it confused you along the way, but I'm glad it was good in the end. Thank you for reading and for the great review, my girl!

    1. It was just a lot of information but you pulled it together =) just like I knew you would!!