Wednesday, January 18, 2012

{Review} The Mers: A Mermaid Dystopian By Ami Blackwelder

The Mers: A Mermaid Dystopian
By Ami Blackwelder
Book 1 Mer Chronicles

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?

Mira always knew she was different. Growing up with Mers, she never quite fit in. When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren across the border that divides Ellis Island and New Jersey, a  border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thought the journey to find out who she really is would be an easy one.

But as the world in Jersey proves to be 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 best friend Niren is a Mer willing to fight to the death. 

Review: I thought this was pretty neat. The whole world is flooded and humans are evolving web feet and hands with gills. Yet in typical human fashion we fear anything that is different from normal.
Of course this leads to the Mers, those with gills and webbing as outcast. In this world Mira is a teen who doesn't belong. She diffenrent from all the other Mers. While no one talks about it is apparent. Once the truth comes out Mira goes on an adventure to find her real family. While I got why she wanted to do it, I had to wonder why rock the boat she had a good thing going with her family. Then again if she didn't there wouldn't be a story so I guess...
I liked the character well enough, and the story was well done. Once it got rolling the plot really sucked me in. Over all I enjoyed this book.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author.

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