Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review: Mer

Title: Mer
Author: Joelle Sellner
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Year published: 2017
How I got this book: I got this as an arc through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 4,5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
Twilight meets the legend of Atlantis in this gripping graphic novel from writer Joelle Sellner and artist Abby Boeh. After the death of her beloved mother, Aryn's father has moved her family to a new town hoping for a fresh start. At first things seem to be going well - Aryn is making friends at school. But there are dark forces moving under the surface that Aryn cannot see; and her new crush may not be ... human.

My thoughts:
It was the cover of this graphic novel that caught my attention, and I just knew that I wanted to read it. And, thankfully, I was able to. 

The art in this graphic novel suits the plot and the setting, and it really drew me in. This is an artstyle that I want more of, and I also liked the diversity in the characters. They don't look alike, and we have different sizes and colours, which really made me happy. 

The plot is incredibly fast paced, which is not surprising, considering that it is a graphic novel. I flew through this in one sitting, and when I finished I wanted more. The author has really though about how to use mermaids in this story, and I loved that she also used the legend of Atlantis. 

If you like mythology, mermaids and other sea-related creatures or myths, this is definitely something you should pick up. If you haven't read any graphic novels before, this could be a great place to start. 

Buy this book?
Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
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AdLibris (Norway)

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