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The Mers by Ami Blackwelder

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Synopsis: A Mermaid Dystopian
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: The Mers by Ami Blackwelder is a unique and interesting read. If you like books about Dystopian worlds this is it, except with mermaids. Although I found the plot line for this book new and interesting, I felt a disconnect with the characters in the story, in particular Mira. I did not feel immediately drawn into the story like I wanted to be. Although I found Blackwelder's writing colorful and rich with detail, the dialogue didn't do its job for me. Overall I found this an ok read for a Dystopian novel, but I would be willing to read more from Ami Blackwelder in the future.

Available on: B&N.com & Amazon.com
Format: eBook
Source: submitted for review by author.
Status: READ
For more information about the author click below:
Ami Blackwelder
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