July 15, 2012

Review: Exiled by M.R. Merrick

By M.R. Merrick
Paperback, 1st Edition, 264 pages
Published April 12th 2012
By M.R. Merrick

Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped.

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna — a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret.

In their attempt to stop them, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other's life depending on it.

It's been days since I've read Exiled, and still the main characters stick out to me like white on black. The story begins a bit emotional and exciting, and continues on from there. Exiled has a great plot that keeps you fixed on the pages. Every chapter had me entertained and I wanted to keep reading.

The main character Chase is exiled from his Circle because his elemental powers never came. They out casted him and treated him like pure trash. He was no longer allowed into their world. He leaves the circle, and for two years lives in the human world like he belongs there. Only Demons never stop hunting him because of who his father is. So every day he deals with the craziness of the Circle even though he isn't a part of it anymore.

It isn't until Chase meets Rayna that he learns the truth about his Circle and all the things that were kept hidden from him.

Every chapter in this book was action packed and had some kind of a good twist in it. I really liked that!

What I would have liked a little more of was, romance. I know something so simple, but you can feel the tension and chemistry between Rayna and Chase, only nothing really happens. So I felt a bit teased. But the way things ended in Exiled gives me a lot of hope for book two, Shift.

Exiled is a good opening for a series I can easily see becoming big! Merrick has a great story here to be told and I am going to read every book.

4 out of 5 Stars!


  1. This book sounds quite good, Great review!!

  2. Awesome review! The plot sounds interesting.

  3. Matt has action down! Great review and btw Shift is better!!


    1. Yay!! I think I'll get it today and start it sometime this week.

  4. Wonderful review as always! I have this book on my kindle to read shelf. Hopefully soon I'll get a chance to read it. I've heard so many rave reviews for this author. :)
    DeAnna Schultz


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