Title: Mera: Tidebreaker
Author: Danielle Paige
Genre: Graphic novel, Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book therefore some facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book. I snagged a PDF copy of this book from Netgalley. I wish it was in a more mobile or physical friendly manner but this was fine.
This wonderful graphic novel is about Mera, the princess of the Xebel kingdom. Their kingdom is run by the Atlantians who are the enemy. When Mera finds out that her right to the throne is in danger, she must take a chance and be the first to kill the crowned prince. The only thing is this prince isn’t half bad. This is very much like a disney film and even though there were plot holes, I really enjoyed it.
As I said, there were quite a few plot holes to me. One of the biggest ones that bothered me was that it was never explicitly said that the prince was in hiding. Because of this it just seemed like they just chose the first dude they found named Arthur.
Another thing that bothered me was that the Atlantians don’t even show up until the very end. Because of this, it just seemed like a made up enemy. I wish they had more comic time rather than everything being focused on a small town in the middle of nowhere.
The development of the characters. Well, mostly just Mera. We see her view toward the prince and how her view of the empire as a whole changes. She goes from rebelling with pettiness to putting her full force behind it.
I’m not sure if this will be an ARC only thing but Mera’s red hair is the only thing colored throughout the book. Aside from her father’s red hair as well. I absolutely loved this because it showed her as being the main focal point throughout. It also made it easier to spot her.
I really enjoyed this book. The story could use some work but for such a short comic I was impressed by being able to read a completed story as this. I might be a little biased because I love the art so much but I give this a 5 out of 5 stars. I hope I can get my hands on a physical copy of this. P.S. This is official a DC graphic novel so yay! I hope we see more of Mera!
This is literally a mix of The Little Mermaid and The Lion King.