Blog Tour: Mera Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige, Illustrated by Stephen Bryne

Synopsis from Goodreads

From Danielle Paige, the New York Times best-selling author of Stealing Snow, comes a Mera and Aquaman origin story that explores Mera’s first steps on land as well as her first steps as a hero or a villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.

Mera is teenage royalty, heir to the throne of Xebel, the other not-so-lost colony under the sea. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown, that of Atlantis. When the inhabitants of Xebel plot to overthrow their homeland of Atlantis, Mera is sent to kill the heir to the throne, Arthur Curry. As the unrest between their colonies grows, Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love…will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side in Atlantis, or will he die under her blade?

Mera by Danielle Paige is an astonishing story that explores themes of duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers’ favorite undersea royalty.


I probably haven’t read a graphic novel for about 15 years…maybe more. Not for any specific reason at all, they just haven’t been in my radar and I let it stay that way.

But not anymore…

When asked if anyone was interested in reviewing graphic novels for DC Comics new YA imprint DC Ink and I saw Mera: Tidebreaker on the list, I knew I had to give it a go!

The cover was so beautiful and the fact that was related to the sea was reason enough for me to show my interested. Thank Dumbledore I did it, because I absolutely loved it.

The art in this book is stunning! Just look at it!

I had to stop reading every now and then so I could really take in just how much beautiful this graphic novel is! The detail and hard work that was put into creating Mera, Xebel and everything else is just wonderful!

I’m in no way a big connoisseur of DC Comics, but I do believe that Danielle Paige did an excellent work bringing Mera alive. Danielle and Stephen are for sure a great combination and I do hope that they keep working together, perhaps for more Mera graphic novels. Perhaps something completely different but for sure a brilliant team has been forged here.

I didn’t know much about Mera before reading Mera: Tidebreaker, so was quite wonderful to read her origin story. Especially, now with the new Aquaman film being out. It’s good to know how things came to be, and I’m also a sucker for a good love story! Especially when coupled with self-discovery and empowering equality.

All I know is that I want more Mera in my life! She is such a great character for any young girls out there to read about.

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Page, illustrated by Stephen Bryne it’s part of a new YA DC Comics imprint, DC Ink. So if you like superhero origins stories and YA, Mera: Tidebreaker is a must have!

Rating: 🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige, illustrated by Stephen Bryne it’s out now and you can get it on Amazon (affiliated link).

Thanks Nina Douglas and DC Inl for sending me a finished copy of Mera: Tidebreaker in exchange for my honest review.

*FangirlSince1988 xxx

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