Anger As the danger creeps even closer Mira learns a small piece of her past She is a foundling and her adopted parents believe she is human They want only what is best for her and fear for her safety Mira decides to break the rules and she and her best friend Nerin cross the border that separates these two entities in an effort to find the answers she is searching for Is she really prepared for the answers What they discover is both shocking and horrifying they must find a way to warn the Mers but how They have been captured but there is something very strange happening to Mira she seems to be aining the ability to do small bits of mind control When they are helped by the Kings own son to escape they find themselves in a fight for their lives to save their family and friends Even as this evil is raging on Mira learns part of the truth of her past Can she live with what she learns of who she isBlackwelder has Swing Sideways given us a dystopian world and created a society of different people that have become survivors As with all societies she has built in the pettishness and jealousy as well as the fear of those who are different Through it all she has weaved aentle twist of romance and hope and a love of family Her characters create feelings in the reader the mostly entle ways of the Mer draw you to them yet their strength makes you understand their capabilities The Humans have their own foibles and while most are caring and loving the class system that is in place separates them too much The distinctions are too extreme causing a feudal system with a King that has proclaimed his power Blackwelder has iven us a wicked Monarch that is easy to dislike one who also has something to hide Not because he is ashamed but because he plans to win at all costsIf you enjoy end of the world scenarios as well as mystery romance and danger you will enjoy The Mers There is beauty and abundance littered with hope But betrayal raises the stakes and the adventure keeps you reading to find out how the Mers can survive or even if they will This book was received as a free download from the author All opinions are my own based on my reading and understanding of the material This story started out really Dancing with Mr. Darcy good Very interesting As they started their travels I felt like they justoing in and out of the place they were trying to leave They alw One hundred years ago humans began to reap what they had sewn The Earth fought back with vengeance Water saturated the planet in what had been dubbed the Great Deluge Much of the land on Earth vanished underneath the seas Many humans died but those who survived became divided Mira always knew she was different Being raised by Mers while not actually looking like a mermaid seem to always make her wonder who she is Until the age of seventeen she is just aware of the fact she is not like anyone else surrounding her on Liberty Shore Though she is forbidden to wonder beyond the border of her homeland she is haunted by the desire to seek for her real family and find out about the reasons why they ve abandoned her Who is she She hardly knows A human A Mer An Aristo Something else Something Oh mythis was truly an interesting read for me It s my first mermaid dystopian and I really enjoyed every single page of this book I always found mermaids very fascinating especially because of their captivating beauty and enchanting singing I even remember been read a lot of mermaid stories when I was young and I always envied these beautiful creatures for their freedom to Lesca govern the seas So besides being areat fantasy and young adult read this book reminded me of the Sharpes Trafalgar good old childhood days and I thank Ami for this The story is centered around Mira and her journey to self discovery While trying to find her kind she is about to reveal the truths hidden deep in her heart It was really very easy to like her the author developed it s character so well you could almost see this young cherry red hairedirl wondering through new lands curiously discovering new worldsI restrain myself from Punished giving away from the plot because I really don t want to spoil your enjoyment while reading this book But I will just say I loved the message behind it watch for itFinally I would like to thank the author forenerously His To Protect giving me a copy of this lovely book Thank you Ami I really enjoyed it Have you ever started reading a book and thought to yourself this book is terrible but convinced yourself just a few pages and maybe it willet interesting suddenly despite the poor writing and thin plot you re very curious to know what happens to these people This is that book The writing is poor the characters are barely developed the plot is thin the tropes are eye roll worthy and Ms Blackwelder can t decide if she wants her writing to be accessible or if she should toss in big words to make herself feel smart The last few chapters are the most unbelievable and there are virtually no surprises While I did manage to satisfy my curiosity I wholeheartedly regret forcing myself to read this book Fortunately I downloaded it to my Kindle for free and so wasn t forced to waste any money on this heap of trash. 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 Jer.
35 starsThe Mers is a really uniue and intriguing take on mermaid lore This wasn t in traditional form and I like how Ami Blackwelder made it her own I also really liked the world building It was very vivid and rich with imaginationThis has just about everything I liked in my reads Excitement adventure and a very sweet budding romance between two life long friends No love triangles here folks which will please many readers I m sure I also liked that it wasn t very predictable Mira knew that she wasn t a Mer but she wasn t sure if she was human either Discovering that her parents found her Mira oes to seek her real parents on the shores only what she discovers is something no one saw coming even the reader But what I liked best about this book is that it ended the way I wanted it to I wasn t sure at first since books these days seem to o the same way with evil cliffies and wrong choices and frustrating characters But in this book everything is as it should be and I found that really refreshingAll in all I really liked this one It was fun entertaining and captivating and I enjoyed every minuteWell doneArc provided by Librarything and Ami Blackwelder Book Title The MersAuthor Ami BlackwelderPublished By Elouent Enraptures PublishingGenre RomanceSupernaturalRecommended Age 15Reviewed By Emi The writing is so vivid and colorful for a dystopia that truly feels awful The lead felt real and easy to empathize The romance between the leads is actually uite sweet Disclosure I received a free copy of this ebook via the LibraryThing Members Giveaway in exchange for an honest reviewSynopsis The Mers What lies beneath the surfaceOne hundred years from now the world has changed and brought with it new forms of life Who are the Mers Who is MiraMira always knew she was different Growing up with Mers she never uite fit in When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren with her across the border dividing Elise Island and New Jersey the border dividing 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 humans who hate the Mers and pirates who want to sell themfinding her true identity will be a challenge especially when her best friend Niren is a Mer willing to fight to the deathA series twist on the Mermaid tale My Thoughts After The Invasion of 2020 I wasn t expecting much However while the idea of a young Babys First Christmas (Christmas Is For Kids) (Christmas Is For Kids) (Harlequin American Romances, 754) girl deciding too wander around in the city of her people s deadly enemies just to see if she can find her family is a little far fetched this is a much better book overall However Blackwelder does a much better job developing the characters and creating an easily followed plot I actually found myself uite engrossed in the story wondering what would happen next I liked the enetic progression from human to mer and although I m not certain how realistic the pace of the mutation was I felt the mutation itself was fairly realistic based upon the adaptability of DNA I m not sure of the additional progression that takes place but this is a fantasy novel so I ll let that slide it made sense in the context of the story and that is what matters Folks who enjoy dystopian YA fantasy especially regarding merfolk should find this book eminently readable Article first published as Book ReviewThe Mers by Ami Blackwelder on BlogcriticsKnowing who you are and believing in yourself are what most believe create that inner feeling of completeness and possibly even happiness For those who do not know of their familial background a uest for information almost always begins In The Mers by Ami Blackwelder the author takes us into such a situation one our heroine Mira can only uess at Living among the Mers a people that have evolved after the Great Deluge she understands she is not like them They have Catwoman gills and webbed appendages while she is not comfortable in the water and is not euipped with the standardills or webs Her hair is another stand out it is bright cherry red and is not like that of any of her friends Nonetheless she knows she is loved and she loves her friends and family with abandon She just feels a little like an outcast because she is not like anyone else she knows She thinks she may be like the humans but they are bad and she does not want to think about them They are dangerous and want nothing than to destroy the MersAfter the flood necessity caused many changes and when adaptions such as the Mers possessed came to light it created fear and distrust War ensued and after peace was brokered the Mers were allowed to live their lives on Liberty Shore the former Ellis Island away from the humans The Humans kept New Jersey and life became peaceful The treaty worked for many years but things were beginning to change Strange water waves and dangerous sea creatures were now in evidence and threatening the lives and existence of the Mers While lives were lost among the Mers it was the disappearances that were the most disturbing Life was becoming unbearable Pirates were raiding their shores looking for bounty but kidnapping Mers as well What was behind this new and sinister A Mermaid DystopiaWhat 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 uite fit in When.
This was an interesting story for a young adult type of book The story revolves around a young irl Mira who is a human that is raised by a hybrid race of people called Mers It might just be me but when she described the Mers it instantly brought to mind the image of a Zora from Zelda It s not completely accurate but I couldn t stop myself Mira is on the hunt to find out where she comes from and what her people the humans are like The story takes place after a iant flood of the entire lobe a lot like Waterworld The story is interesting but again I ll state this is in a YA format so don t et over excited about details and progression I enjoyed it it was short and sweet I would definitely recommend it to any young adult readers that enjoy some Langlais correct pour les Nuls good fiction There are few things in life thatenuinely intrigue me What happened to the Jonas Brothers Did they die in a plane crash Why is there braille on drive up ATM machines Who was the idiot that inspired the do not drink sign on the back of concrete mixersand Who in there right mind would think to combine the fascinating world of mermaids with the destructive premise of dystopian literatureI m still working on the first three but as for the mermaids I can blame that on Ami Blackwelder Mira always knew she was different Growing up with Mers she never uite fit in When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren with heracross the border dividing Ellis Island and New Jersey the border dividing 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 themfinding her true identity will be a challenge especially when her best friend Niren is a Mer willing to fight to the death In the interest of saving time cause I m Constantly Craving going to be horribly wordy with this review on with theood the bad and the uglyThe GoodBlackwelder did an amazing job of creating a uniue story set in a well thought out very Waterworld ish dystopian society The introductory creation of her future world was vivid imaginative and detailed enough to paint a very lucid mental image And her distinction of classesraces including the behavior each were subjected to was handled uite elouently despite the horrendous treatment she inflicted through her writingAll of the characters had strong backgrounds which of course lead to tons of doom and loom in the second half of the story and though there were than a handful of characters at any iven time their distinction through their actions made it very clear who the narrating party wasUnfortunatly these few Aryan Idols good things took a back seat to the few bad thingsThe Bad It was too longI know you are probably looking at the page count for this book 196 thinking I ve lost my marbles for calling it too long but that s exactly what it was I found myself on several different occasions thinking I was at the end of the book only to turn around and find out I had another 25% too What this tell me is that Blackwelder was so determined to tie up loose end and avoid a catastrophic cliffhanger that she burned through her characters plot issues much uicker than she should have resulting in a finalized feeling well before the story was complete If she had opted to end the book at one of these major revelations vs continuing the story through several bright shiny and new issues I wouldn t have felt uite so weighted down As it standsI feel like I have everything I need to complete the story myself which eliminates the needwant to read it s second installmentAlso where Blackwelder s descriptive passages shined like the jewels mentioned in her story Slapping her arms into the water Mira lided smoothly beside Nerin They pushed forward towards Liberty Shore or at least in the direction Nerin s internal compass uided them Mira trusted Nerin completely and if he said Liberty Shore sat wet west they would Bourdieus Secret Admirer in the Caucasus go But maneuvering in the seasrew difficult and dangerous as darkness rolled over them and heavy waves crashed against their fragile bodies the dialogue between her characters felt stiff and forced I don t know Mira but I image if you unravel the secrets of your parents you will find out Then I have to return to Remantville It would seems so But first I must save the Mers from further destruction The disconnect with the dialogue led to a disconnect with the characters and ultimatelyI didn t care what happened to them That s not a very Something in Return good sign Did I want them to die No Would I cry myself into a hot sloppy mess if they did Probably notOverall It wasn t that bad of a read It had a few redeeming ualities that kept me interested like the expertly choreographed action scenes and even though it morphed through 3 or 4 differentenres YA Dystopian Fantasy Greek Lore it had a solid direction Which I have to say is impressive for a book about mermaidsBuy it if you like our fin tailed friends pirates and a pretty pissed of Poseidon avoid it if you prefer short journeysHappy Reading my fellow Kindle ites and remember the apple NEVER falls that far from the tree. 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