Expected publication: June 12th 2014 by Razorbill
Genres: Young Adult, Horror
Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned
Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls . . . unless she wants to be next. . . .
In this chilling debut, Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?
Can we just admire how beautiful that cover is? It’s elegant and at the same time creepy-looking. Perfect.
I haven’t read much horror novels particularly in YA genre, and when I first read the synopsis for The Merciless, I immediately had goosebumps. I have a weird fascination for exorcism so I was pretty much intrigued.
And that first line though. *shivers*