Monday, May 6, 2019

ARC Review: Mera: Tidebreaker

ARC Review

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Mera: Tidebreaker

From Danielle Paige, the New York Times best-selling author of Stealing Snow, comes a Mera and Aquaman origin story that explores Mera’s first steps on land as well as her first steps as a hero or a villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.

Mera is teenage royalty, heir to the throne of Xebel, the other not-so-lost colony under the sea. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown, that of Atlantis. When the inhabitants of Xebel plot to overthrow their homeland of Atlantis, Mera is sent to kill the heir to the throne, Arthur Curry. As the unrest between their colonies grows, Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love…will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side in Atlantis, or will he die under her blade?

Mera by Danielle Paige is an astonishing story that explores themes of duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers’ favorite undersea royalty.

Buy here: DC Comics

REVIEW: 
*I received a copy from the publisher. This does not affect my review.*
I don’t read graphic novels or comics as often, but with all the movies, I’ve started to find that I do enjoy the stories. This is one of those. While it’s definitely YA and for the teen crowd, I enjoyed reading Mera’s story, and seeing this adaptation. I enjoyed the artwork, and the story is easily one that YA readers would enjoy. I know there seems to be a push for ‘older’ characters and situations in YA lately, but this one tends to fall back more to the YA when it started to really get noticed, and I loved the somewhat simpler style that tells the story that teens can read and enjoy without being asked to grow-up too fast.
This story wasn’t ground-breaking or overly complex, but was still enjoyable and one I can recommend to readers from ages 9-19 without worry, and can also seeing adults enjoying it as long as they don’t try to compare it, and instead are willing to accept it for what it is, a YA teen story about a girl trying to find her place.

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