I received this ARC from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
Published by DC Comics on 2019
Source: ARC from Publisher
Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown....
When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry--the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera's side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?
An astonishing graphic novel that explores duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers' favorite undersea royalty.
From New York Times best-selling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Stephen Byrne comes a Mera and Aquaman origin story that explores Mera's first steps on land, and her first steps as a hero or villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.
Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for Mera: Tidebreaker written by Danielle Paige and illustrated by Stephen Byrne! Today I’m sharing my thoughts and hosting a giveaway provided by the publisher.
Confession: The only things I knew about Aquaman before starting this book were that I really liked Jason Momoa on the movie poster and that Atlantis was involved. I knew nothing about the world or the characters. I honestly had no idea how Mera fit in. But I’ve been getting into the world of superheroes and comics/graphic novels more and more lately. I was so excited to be given the opportunity to check out Mera: Tidebreaker written by Danielle Paige and illustrated by Stephen Byrne.
First things first, this book is beautiful. I adored the color palette so much. I really loved how Mera’s red hair stood out against all the other colors. She’s the focus of the story and this was such a great way to show that visually. I also really liked the way Stephen Byrne switched things up between the scenes underwater and those on land. Basically, the art in Mera: Tidebreaker is gorgeous as well as interesting.
And the story! I loved it! Mera is such an incredible character. She is strong in her convictions and loyal to those she cares about. However, I loved that this didn’t make her pigheaded or unwilling to examine her beliefs. I was immediately drawn into her story and engaged throughout the book. Danielle Paige did a great job with the pacing of the story and balancing the different themes. I will totally be consuming more Aquaman/Mera media after this introduction.
Thanks to the publisher I have one copy of Mera: Tidebreaker up for grabs! US and Canada only. Must be 13 or older to win. Enter using the rafflecopter below.
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