Milo sold his soul to the devil to save an angel.
Now he’s after revenge.
There are worse prisons than the lush estate of a notorious drug smuggler in Mexico. Mercy lives out her days alone and hidden from the world, but her sleep is riddled with nightmares of the muti and all the boys and girls just like her who weren’t lucky enough to get away.
If the people who kept her as a child are in Mexico, is it possible she could find them?
What starts as vigilante justice unravels a web of human trafficking deeper and darker than Milo and Mercy could’ve imagined. When she comes face-to-face with the people she once considered family, she proves she is far from the Angel they raised her to be.
Sometimes you read a book where the world is so beautifully constructed, the situations so meticulously plotted, the characters so wonderfully formed you have no choice but sit in awe of the beauty of all of it. When I first read Ghostgirl, I experienced that and, somehow, JB Salsbury was able to continue to expand on all of that intrigue and wonder into Saint and make me love her and the characters even more.
I’ve only ever read one other book about albinism and the implications the condition can have on the people born with it. Both stories opened my eyes to the horrific consequences these children suffer because of something they have absolutely no control over. Books with messages about social issues, especially those we don’t frequently encounter, always affect me profoundly. I loved that Mercy was able to confront, overcome, and find her purpose in spite of – or maybe because of – the people who wanted to exploit her because of her coloring.
Mercy and Milo forged such an unbreakable and somewhat unlikely bond in Ghostgirl, the Angel and the spawn of evil, but their love was so pure, their devotion so complete I never for a second doubted they were anything but fated, and that soul-deep connection was only strengthened and proved without a doubt in Saint. Milo showed Mercy her strengths and worth lay far beyond what she’s been brainwashed into thinking her entire life, and she gave him the unadulterated love and concern he’d needed to know he deserved. Watching each of them blossom and become the truest and best versions of themselves throughout these novels was sublime.
Saint is the second book in JB Salsbury’s Mercy duet. It can not be read as a standalone; it is the continuation of Mercy and Milo’s story, which began in Ghostgirl. Their story is complete in this book, though I would love to see at least one more book in this world. Saint is written in dual first-person perspective, narrated by Mercy and Milo.
JB Salsbury has completely won me over as a reader with this duet. Her world building was so phenomenal and made me feel like I was right there experiencing everything right along with the characters. The characters she created in the Mercy duet were so perfectly flawed and sympathetic I physically reacted to the pain and emotions they experienced. Ms. Salsbury is an extraordinary storyteller, and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for her readers in the future.
She was brainwashed into believing she could save mankind.
Now, she’s the one who needs saving.
Abandoned with his two younger brothers, Milo Vega was placed in foster care. Now a twenty-year-old high-school senior covered in gang tattoos and working as the school’s janitor, he is living a life vastly different from the one he was destined for.
When another foster joins the family, this one from the psychiatric facility, Milo’s skeptical. A rare genetic condition makes her unlike any girl he’s ever seen, and he wants nothing to do with the one he calls Ghostgirl.
Despite his reluctance, his protective instincts flare when she enrolls in school, and eventually, an unlikely friendship grows between them. When a tragic event snaps her fragile psyche, Milo is faced with the possibility of never seeing her again.
Unless he risks it all to save her.
J.B. Salsbury is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two kids.
Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance propelled her career as an author.
She spends the majority of her day behind the computer where a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious and begs to be released to the page.