Mera: Tidebreaker

Mera: Tidebreaker

Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown.... When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressi Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land u...

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Title:Mera: Tidebreaker
Author:Danielle Paige
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:DC Ink: Mera
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Mera: Tidebreaker Reviews

  • Anne
    Apr 15, 2019
    This was really good for what it was. Having said that, this is geared toward the 9-19 ish audience, so don't pick this up and expect it to be another Mera: Queen of Atlantis. Tidebreaker is part of DC Ink -which is their new label of young adult graphic novels. And I persona...
  • Nicole Hewitt
    Apr 05, 2019
    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction A couple of disclaimers before I start: I went into this graphic novel with absolutely no background knowledge about Mera (or Aquaman, who I wouldn't have even known was involved if I hadn't read it in th...
  • Jaye Berry
    May 24, 2019
    "You've got to be sharking me." Oh wow. I expected this to be bad from all the negative reviews and the low average rating but I didn't expect it to be this bad. The writing in this book was awful and so juvenile. Lots of weird silly phrases to stand in for cursing and just all arou...
  • Anna
    Apr 03, 2019
    I really am rounding up the rating for the artwork which I thought was wonderful. The contrast between the splashes of color (Mera's red hair especially) and the blues/black and whites of the majority of the other illustrations was beautiful. The story was very average though, with the...
  • Sesana
    Apr 16, 2019
    A YA version of Mera's backstory. It's a bit on the instalove side, but that's kind of a feature of her origin anyways. It does exactly what it sets out to do, and I think this could be a hit with the target audience. ...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Mar 15, 2019
    Mera: Tidebreaker is a YA graphic novel that offers up the origin stories of DC characters Mera and Aquaman. Xebel princess Mera is tired of living under Atlantean rule and under the watchful eye of her father. The King wants nothing more than to protect his daughter and see her m...
  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
    Nov 16, 2018
    ~*Follow all my reviews over on my blog, The Bent Bookworm!*~ Confession: this was the reviewer version of a cover-buy. I know absolutely nothing about Mera, or Aquaman, or the DC version of Atlantis. I requested a review copy because I saw it on NetGalley and went, "Ooooh a red-ha...
  • MissBecka
    Jul 13, 2019
    What a fantastic start in a new origin storyline! I'm looking forward to the next issue. ...
  • Nancy
    Apr 05, 2019
    This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2019/04/0... DC Ink is trying to capture the teen crowd by having established YA authors give some of their heroes new origin stories. In this outing, Danielle Paige reimages a teen-aged Mera meeting Arthur Curry ...
  • ❀
    Apr 15, 2019
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  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Jan 22, 2019
    I should preface this review by saying, at the time of writing this review (January 2019), I've yet to see the new Aquaman film and I have no familiarity with these characters and storyline. I don?t know if that made me more or less likely to enjoy this standing on its own, but I tho...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Apr 01, 2019
    This was not my jam. I've never really been a huge fan of super hero comics, but I wanted to give this one a shot because I thought that reading a YA super hero story might work better for me, but.. it clearly didn't, lol. If you like super hero stories, you might enjoy this more than ...
  • Sophie (Blame Chocolate)
    Apr 28, 2019
    Disclaimer: I'm not familiar with the DC character or her story so this review will be solely about Paige's work. 3.5 stars I don't know what I expecting exactly but I was excited about this one. I kept hearing about how Mera was such a cool counterpart to Aquaman and a solid lov...
  • Calista
    May 16, 2019
    I enjoy the Characters of Mera a lot so it's nice to have a title about her here. It's different than other origins I've seen of her. She is a typical smart, self-assured teenager. I didn't care much for the washed out artwork. I missed all the colors. It wasn't bad, but it all loo...
  • Rod Brown
    Jun 27, 2019
    In this dumb retelling of Disney's The Little Mermaid, teenage Mera/Ariel can't believe how her father doesn't understand her and goes off on her own to find a prince on land. Oh, but she wants to kill him, not kiss him. At least not at first... Somewhere in the middle, Aquaman hija...
  • B.A. Wilson
    Jan 15, 2019
    I absolutely love graphic novels, but ultimately, this one was disappointing. It has an uncomfortable or confusing start that is hard to settle into, followed by a storyline that is at first convoluted, and then so simplistic that it is boring and completely predictable. For a medi...
  • Jessica
    Apr 27, 2019
    The art in this is beautiful but this story doesn't fit into any of the recent canon (e.g. New 52, Rebirth Aquaman and the Aquaman movie). I was a little thrown off as it felt like the author kind of just grabbed random bits of Mera lore and twisted them to make the story they wanted. ...
  • Chad
    May 03, 2019
    This is part of DC's initiative to have YA authors write graphic novels aspart of the DC Ink imprint. This is very much a YA approach to Mera's origin. The basics are all there. Mera is still from Xebel and can control water. She's been sent to kill Arthur. Now there's something of a l...
  • Wing Kee
    May 08, 2019
    For a YA book, it?s fairly meh. For a comic book, it?s fairly meh. World: The art is solid, the characters are very emotive and the style is very appealing for the eyes. However there is a lack of detail and sense of motion in the book and that does make the art start to feel du...
  • Scott
    May 18, 2019
    3.5 stars The scant bit I've heard / read is that DC's newest and latest format is a young adult novel crossed with a comic book - a true 'graphic novel.' Based on their Mera: Tidebreaker it seems like a good idea. The Romeo & Juliet-esque storyline - teenagers Mera and Arthu...
  • Rian *fire and books*
    Apr 17, 2019
    I feel like if you like superhero stories, this is for you. As a casual movie watcher? Who walked away from Aquaman thinking it was just okay? Yeah. This book is meh. I can?t really say what it was that bored me. I was just bored. I do think there?s a story there but it?s...
  • Meaghan
    May 15, 2019
    First off I'd like to thank Netgalley as well as the publishers for giving me an advanced copy of this comic to read and review! All thoughts and opinions are still my own. After seeing the not so positive reactions on Goodreads to this, I wasn't going in with all that high expectat...
  • Diz
    Apr 27, 2019
    This graphic novel for young adult readers focuses on Mera as a young woman who has to make some tough decisions. It's about opening your heart up to new possibilities rather than adopting the prejudices of those around you. There's a strong focus on the romance between Mera and Arthur...
  • Julia Sapphire
    Jul 24, 2019
    this was a really fun graphic novel. the overall premise was pretty interesting as well. this is predictable but the romance I really liked. Overall it was good but not anything new or too memorable for me personally. ...
  • Alexandra Elend Wolf
    May 15, 2019
    "...When we come out of the shadows, does the darkness stay with us?" What can I say about this? Well, it was disappointing. Which is saying something since I had no expectations for it to begin with. It starts out interestingly enough. I actually liked the beginning, gett...
  • Adam M
    Apr 11, 2019
    -Read for 2019 YA Reading Challenge- (Sorry, I've been away for spring break with the kid and cleaning up reviews I didn't finish.) I received an ARC from DC Ink at c2e2 this year thanks to the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table. Publishers were kind to us librarians and I...
  • Divine
    Dec 26, 2018
    I've read only a sampler of this graphic novel as an introduction to it. While Mera might be one of those snarky and proactive heroines against injustice, she wasn't exactly laid out to my liking here. The monologues were completely bland and seem to fail at giving her the intended dep...
  • kristen b ♡
    Mar 27, 2019
    wow... i am amazed at how disappointed i am in this. mera is my favorite dc hero along with arthur and this is really embarrassing. i cant believe i?ve waited since february 2018 for THIS. ? SPOILERS!! ? listen, i?m kinda bad at bad reviews and explaining WHY it is bad, bu...
  • Lost in Book Land
    Mar 31, 2019
    I recently finished Mera: Tidebreaker which was given to me as an ebook ARC which is a graphic novel about Mera and Aquaman?s start. SPOILERS AHEAD In this graphic novel, we follow Mera a Xebellian girl who is the daughter of the Xebellian king and set to marry the other future...
  • Gigi H
    Apr 01, 2019
    Thank you DC Ink for my ARC While I felt like this was more for a younger audience and unlike the typical DC Comics I'm used to, I still enjoyed getting to know a young Mera and Arthur Curry. ...