Wishlist Wednesday: Mera by Danielle Paige

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Mera by Danielle Paige. It is a graphic novel, which I don’t typically read, but I am loving the concept. The fact that it is all about the origins of Mera and Aquaman has really got me excited to give it a try.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK: Mera by Danielle Paige

Mera by Danielle PaigeTitle: Mera
Author: Danielle Paige
Publisher: DC Ink
Publication Date: April 12, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other not-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 oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry—the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera's side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?

An astonishing graphic novel that explores duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers' favorite undersea royalty.

From New York Times best-selling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Stephen Byrne comes a Mera and Aquaman origin story that explores Mera's first steps on land, and her first steps as a hero or villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.

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I have always loved Danielle Paige’s writing. She just seems to be able to perfect a great retelling, and her Dorothy Must Die series is one of my all-time favourites. I love the the fact this book explores Atlantis and I can’t wait to see what Paige has come up with.

About Danielle Paige

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Danielle Paige is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series, and the upcoming Stealing Snow series (Bloomsbury, 2016). In addition to writing young adult books, she works in the television industry, where she’s received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominate d for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City.

12 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Mera by Danielle Paige

  1. Jaime Lester says:

    I have unfortunately never read the Dorothy Must Die series, so I am happy to hear that she has something new coming to the table. Can’t say I am the biggest fan of the cover, but I am still interested in the story, no doubt

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