Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mer by Joelle Sellner (writer), and Abby Boeh (artist)

Graphic Novel

mer, comics, mermaids, atlantida, fantasy, romance, joelle sellner, abby boeh
Publication Date: 19 April 2017

Book synopsis

Twilight meets the legend of Atlantis in this gripping graphic novel from writer Joelle Sellner and artist Abby Boeh. After the death of her beloved mother, Aryn’s father has moved her family to a new town hoping for a fresh start. At first things seem to be going well—Aryn is making friends and has even caught the eye of one of the hottest guys in school. But there are dark forces moving under the surface that Aryn cannot see; and her new crush may not be … human. Mer

My opinion

3.5/5 stars. Rounded to 4 stars based on Goodreads rating.
Mer is a good graphic novel. It has great art and a captivating story. The story is great for a quick read. I liked that at the end of the novel the artists and the author offered more information about the characters' design and the myths behind mer people.
Although, the story felt rushed and there is not enough character development. It feels like the characters are jumping from one emotional/psychological stage to another. Because of this, the storyline does not flow and it is rather... chunky... if this is an actual word. :D
Before publishing, the writing does need some polishing to make the characters' dialogue to flow also.
This graphic novel has a lot of potential if it is going to have more instalments. (Let us hope that that is the case based on the ending.) We need to learn more about the mer people and their world.
Overall, this graphic novel does not have something we have not seen before; although, it has the power to captivate you. Which, in my opinion, that is a good thing.
I am looking forward for the finished product and the possible next instalments.
If you love graphic novels, good art, mermaids, young adult, and romance, this might be your cup of tea.
This also reminded me a lot of the TV shows H2O - Just Add Water and Mako Mermaids - an H2O Adventure.
This is my sole opinion.
I would like to say thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Sequential Art, YA, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Language:  mild
Sexual content: mild
Violence: moderate
Drugs/Alcohol: mild

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