Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: Mers (Mer Chronicles Book #1) by Ami Blackwelder

File Size: 429 KB
Print Length: 238 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing (October 23, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B005Z327OE
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Source: Given to by Author for an honest review

The Mers:
What lies beneath the surface?
One hundred years from now the world has
changed and brought with it new forms of life.
Who are the Mers? Who is Mira?

“I am not a Mer,” A simple but profound statement that changes Mira’s life forever. She always knew she was different. She never quite fit in with the Mers. However, when her quest to understand her past leads her across the border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thinks the journey to find out who she really is will be an easy one.

But, in Jersey she finds more questions than answers. The “Garden State” has become a convoluted mix of Aristocrats who hate the Mers, Pirates who want to sell them, and Magi who want to use them, finding her true identity will be a challenge, especially when her traveling companion is a Mer willing to fight to the death.

Book 1 in the Mer Chronicles:

I honestly think I have read only one Dystopian book and a handful with mermaids in them but not as a main character. What I found intriguing with this book was the unique world building this author created. We have the Mers who hate humans, humans who hate the Mers then there are several types of humans, Aristos, Commoners(who are really low on the totem pole), Magi's and even Pirates. The fact all of this takes place in or around Jersey makes me smile.

Mira, who all her life has lived as Mer but was different and wanted to know why, so she sets out for where she isn't allowed to go, due to a truce called between the Humans and the Mers. Her boyfriend and his little sister tag along. But she ends up more confused than ever until she finally finds out the truth.

The book started off a bit slow but soon picked up once they were in Jersey. Then it was non stop action with a touch of sweet romance. It also had a couple surprising moments that I didn't see coming. I do have to say though the ending I was a bit confused about not so much for the story as to where and how Ethan is going to be in the future. I know she was setting up for the next installment, I just I don't know if he is going to be good or bad. I surely hope its not the latter. I really liked him.

Overall this book was far different than I been reading and I did enjoy it. I am looking forward to see what the next book has to offer. Would I recommend yes, if you love YA Paranormal with a Dystopian twist then this book is for you.

4 out of 5 stars

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