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:Title: Mera
Author: Danielle Paige
Publisher: DC Ink
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
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 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.