The Merciless III: Origins of Evil
Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads:
Brooklyn knows that there’s no good without evil, no right without wrong. And when a helpless girl calls her teen helpline, whispering that someone is hurting her, Brooklyn knows that she needs to save her anonymous caller, even if it means doing something bad.
Her parents and friends assure her the call was probably a prank but Brooklyn has always had a tendency to take over, whether someone has asked for help or not.
She discovers the call came from Christ First Church and finds herself plunged into the cultish community of its youth group. She’s especially drawn to Gavin, the angelic yet tortured pastor’s son.
Torn between an unstoppable attraction to Gavin and her obsession with the truth, Brooklyn is forced to make a devastating choice to rid Christ Church of evil once and for all. . . . But the devil has plans for Brooklyn’s soul.
Knowing what I do about the other books, reading this prequel was really intriguing at first, because I knew how things turned out for Brooklyn. After a while though, my interest waned.
Generally, this was a fun read, and probably one that I would recommend if you’re a fan of this series, but I think I was expecting more of a connection between this one and the first book. I did like getting to know more about Brooklyn, and of course if you’re squeamish this might not be for you, since Danielle Vega can write some fantastically creepy and violent scenes.
This made me very excited for the upcoming fourth book in the series though! I can’t wait to check that one out!