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Mers By Ami Blackwelder Mers A Mermaid DystopiaWhat lies beneath the surface One hundred years from now the world has changed and brought with it new forms of life Who are the Mers Who is Mira Mira always knew she was different

  • Title: Mers
  • Author: Ami Blackwelder
  • ISBN: 9781466455153
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mers By Ami Blackwelder A Mermaid DystopiaWhat lies beneath the surface One hundred years from now, the world has changed and brought with it, new forms of life Who are the Mers Who is Mira Mira always knew she was different Growing up with Mers, she never quite fit in When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren across the border that divides Ellis Island and New Jersey, a border that divideA Mermaid DystopiaWhat lies beneath the surface One hundred years from now, the world has changed and brought with it, new forms of life Who are the Mers Who is Mira Mira always knew she was different Growing up with Mers, she never quite fit in When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren across the border that divides Ellis Island and New Jersey, a border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thought the journey to find out who she really is would be an easy one But as the world in Jersey proves to be a convoluted mix of Aristocrats who hate the Mers, Pirates who want to sell them, and Magi who want to use themnding her true identity will be a challenge, especially when her best friend Niren is a Mer willing to fight to the death.
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    1. Ana on said:

      One hundred years ago, humans began to reap what they had sewn The Earth fought back with vengeance Water saturated the planet in what had been dubbed the Great Deluge Much of the land on Earth vanished underneath the seas Many humans died, but those who survived became divided Mira always knew she was different Being raised by Mers while not actually looking like a mermaid seem to always make her wonder who she is Until the age of seventeen she is just aware of the fact she is not like anyone e [...]

    2. Katy on said:

      Disclosure I received a free copy of this ebook via the LibraryThing Members Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.Synopsis The Mers What lies beneath the surface One hundred years from now, the world has changed and brought with it, new forms of life Who are the Mers Who is Mira Mira always knew she was different Growing up with Mers, she never quite fit in When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren with her, across the border dividing Elise Island and New Jersey, the border dividing two va [...]

    3. ~Tina~ on said:

      3.5 starsThe Mers is a really unique and intriguing take on mermaid lore This wasn t in traditional form and I like how Ami Blackwelder made it her own I also really liked the world building It was very vivid and rich with imagination.This has just about everything I liked in my reads Excitement, adventure and a very sweet budding romance between two life long friends No love triangles here folks which will please many readers I m sure I also liked that it wasn t very predictable Mira knew that [...]

    4. Charro Sebring on said:

      Have you ever started reading a book and thought to yourself this book is terrible , but convinced yourself just a few pages and maybe it will get interesting suddenly, despite the poor writing and thin plot you re very curious to know what happens to these people This is that book The writing is poor, the characters are barely developed, the plot is thin, the tropes are eye roll worthy, and Ms Blackwelder can t decide if she wants her writing to be accessible or if she should toss in big words [...]

    5. Kelsea Dawn Hume on said:

      I wanted to like this Post apocalyptic mermaids are right up my alley, and I m always looking for new indie authors to read Unfortunately, Mers was a huge letdown Purple prose littered an inconsistent, cliched world, the all too familiar protagonist constantly made mind numbingly stupid decisions, and, to make matters worse, the whole thing was set in Jersey.Read If You don t believe me I won this book through First Reads.

    6. L.A. on said:

      Article first published as Book Review The Mers by Ami Blackwelder on Blogcritics.Knowing who you are and believing in yourself are what most believe create that inner feeling of completeness and possibly even happiness For those who do not know of their familial background, a quest for information almost always begins In The Mers by Ami Blackwelder, the author takes us into such a situation, one our heroine, Mira, can only guess at Living among the Mers, a people that have evolved after the Gre [...]

    7. Emily on said:

      Book Title The MersAuthor Ami BlackwelderPublished By Eloquent Enraptures PublishingGenre Romance SupernaturalRecommended Age 15 Reviewed By Emily Tuley AngelsCryHavocBlog Reviewed For Great Minds Think Aloud Literary CommunityRating 4 RavensThis was definitely what I have spent a lot of time looking for Today a lot of the same stories are made to all sound the same way Lately we have all had vampires, werewolves and other supernatural type of beings that we have lost out on the other monster a [...]

    8. Nicole Roberts on said:

      This was an interesting story, for a young adult type of book The story revolves around a young girl Mira who is a human that is raised by a hybrid race of people called Mers It might just be me but when she described the Mers it instantly brought to mind the image of a Zora from Zelda It s not completely accurate but I couldn t stop myself Mira is on the hunt to find out where she comes from and what her people the humans are like The story takes place after a giant flood of the entire globe a [...]

    9. Misty Baker on said:

      There are few things in life that genuinely intrigue me What happened to the Jonas Brothers Did they die in a plane crash Why is there braille on drive up ATM machines Who was the idiot that inspired the do not drink sign on the back of concrete mixers and Who in there right mind would think to combine the fascinating world of mermaids with the destructive premise of dystopian literature I m still working on the first three, but as for the mermaids I can blame that on Ami Blackwelder Mira always [...]

    10. Suzanne Dix on said:

      This book took me over a month to read True, I was in the midst of a move from Delaware to Ohio and it spanned the crazy busy Christmas and New Years holidays but ordinarily I finish books in a matter of days, not weeks I did appreciate that this was a very different storyline but I found the writing very clumsy The authors used a technique which allowed the reader to know every characters point of view yet never consistently One sentence to the next you were in and out of one character s mind t [...]

    11. Michelle (In Libris Veritas) on said:

      In compliance with FTC guidelines, I received this book through the Early Reviewers Program at LibraryThingNOTE This is a earlier version of the advanced copy Ami Blackwelder has posted that there the professional edited copy will be out Feb, 2012 with a new cover.Now on to my review but with the previous note in mind Obviously there are a lot of issues with this copy of the book so I ll skip mentioning the grammar, spelling, and typos included in the book as they will probably be fixed before t [...]

    12. Sandra "Jeanz" on said:

      MY REVIEWI did find this a little difficult to get into to begin with, but once I got to reading about Nerin, his sister Nerissa and of course the main character Mira I really became hooked on what would happen next.I like the way the Mers are so accepting of Mira even though she is different from them Then Mira finds out the Mers that she thought where her parents are really the people who found her abandoned and brought her up as one of their own, she feels the need to find out what she think [...]

    13. Howard Parsons on said:

      It is the policy of this reviewer to NOT include spoilers and or plot synopses in his reviews Neptune knows that there are enough other reviewers who do this Instead, this reviewer usually chooses to comment on the book as a whole or, perhaps, certain characters and or points in the plot.Unless otherwise noted, all reviews are based on the Kindle edition.Ami Blackwelder s The Mers is a tale about a post apocalyptic dystopian society and it s neighbouring colony of quasi human amphibious creature [...]

    14. Heather on said:

      The Mers by Ami BlackwelderThe Mers is a dystopian story that that takes place in a futuristic New Jersey New York After catastrophic worldwide flooding, only small parts of land still exist Human beings are forced to adapt to this new world Some humans are able to start adapting to living part time in the water, developing gills and also webbing between fingers toes and legs that enables to person to swim and live in the water The humans on land are the same as everyday humans, no gills, no web [...]

    15. Sarah Gonzalez on said:

      The Mers features an Interesting take on the tradition mermaid story Blackwelder puts a dystopian spin on things and sets her story in a futuristic New York New Jersey The Mers themselves are not your traditional take on mer people either They are an evolved race of humans after the world floods over humans began adapting and developing gills and webbed fingers, toes and legs Soon friction develops between the two races mainly on the human side of the story Well long story short, war breaks out [...]

    16. Mandy on said:

      I received Mers from the author Ami Blackwelder in return for a honest review from a giveaway on Librarything The book is set 100 years in the future,over that time the earth has changed dramatically, causing humans to adapt to survive Humans took to the water growing webbed feet and hands, gaining the ability to breath and swim under the water, these people are now called Mer Mira isn t a mer, but she grew up among the mers even raised by mer parents However Mira has always wondered who where s [...]

    17. Julie Witt on said:

      I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.3.5 starsFrom What lies beneath the surface One hundred years from now, the world has changed and brought with it, new forms of life Who are the Mers Who is Mira Mira always knew she was different Growing up with Mers, she never quite fit in When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren across the border that divides Ellis Island and New Jersey, a border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thought the journ [...]

    18. Anna (Curiosity comes before Kay) on said:

      Mira is a teenage girl living in a shattered world, a world that survived a massive flood and is mostly made up of water now Humans have been evolving to adapt to their new environment, some being born with gills and webbed hands feet This has caused wars between the newly evolved humans, named Mers, and the humans who have stayed the same The wars are supposedley over, but the races remain separated and pirates steal away unsuspecting Mers to sell their bodies piece by piece to the wealthy huma [...]

    19. Destiny on said:

      The Mers was a very interesting and exciting novel It combines two of my very favorite genres and blends them into an enchanting story Ami Blackwelder writes a mermaid dystopian that is a combination of action and romance that is extremely fast paced from the very first page and never stops until the end.I was a little surprised at how Ami Blackwelder described the dystopian world because it seemed so realistic Often times dystopian worlds can seem a bit far fetched, but this seemed entirely pla [...]

    20. Michelle on said:

      This book is so unique It s a mermaid story and a dystopian all in one Plus there are really cool powers involved This book has it all, but it never seems like too much The story all fits together really nicely I read this book in one sitting I was that absorbed in the book Mira was pretty cool I thought she handled everything so well If I were that noticeably different than all the people in my community, it would be hard It probably helped having a friend like Niren though He is the definition [...]

    21. Jessica Bronder on said:

      One hundred years into the future, after a great flood, humans started getting strange adaptations Some started developing gills and webbed fingers This change caused a war between the Mers and regular humans But an uneasy truce was created and the Mers could live on Liberty Shores while the humans took New Jersey But things are changing Mers are disappearing, pirates are capturing the Mers, and strange and dangerous sea creatures are arriving in the water.Mira has always felt like an outsider i [...]

    22. Lauren K on said:

      The Mers offers a new, unique edge to the YA paranormal genre This mermaid dystopian story follows young Mira who has never been quite sure whether she was a Mer or a human She lives on Liberty Shore with the Mer community, only she doesn t display the typical Mer physical appearance of webbed limbs and extremities These qualities make them excellent swimmers, features that have evolved in the community over time The Mers remain in their island home for fear of being kidnapped by pirates who sel [...]

    23. Donna (BLHmistress) on said:

      I honestly think I have read only one Dystopian book and a handful with mermaids in them but not as a main character What I found intriguing with this book was the unique world building this author created We have the Mers who hate humans, humans who hate the Mers then there are several types of humans, Aristos, Commoners who are really low on the totem pole , Magi s and even Pirates The fact all of this takes place in or around Jersey makes me smile Mira, who all her life has lived as Mer but w [...]

    24. Tzipora on said:

      The Mers is not quite the type of novel I usually read I m not a big fan of the fantasy genre but I DO love a good dystopian story And Mers delivered on that The novel takes place on Ellis Island and in New Jersey after the world has flooded There is very little land left that is not covered by water and very few humans left also Through the generations since the flood humans have begun to adapt to the water and and of them have developed mermaid like features But many of the humans are disgus [...]

    25. Aislynn on said:

      Mira has never really fit in with her family and the Mers She can t swim and doesn t have gills like all other members of the Mer society She s always wondered why she s so different not that it mattered to her parents or her friends The nagging voice in the back of her mind propels her to find the truth of who she really is how she came to live with the Mers.With her best friend Niren, she decides to leave the Liberty Shore and see what is on the other side of the borders Both Mira and Niren fi [...]

    26. Linda on said:

      Mira Always Knew She Was Different From Her Mer Parents And The Mer People, For One, She Had Flaming Red Hair And Her Eyes Were Like None Of Them, Nor Did She Have Web Feet She Decided That It Was Time To Learn Who And What She Was So One Night She Packed Everything She d Thought She d Need And Slipped Out In The Dead Of Night From Her One Time Home As She Traveled, She Was Scared About Crossing The Place The Mers Called Limbo She Heard A Noise And Turned To See Her Long Time Friend, Nerin Waiti [...]

    27. Chrystal Snowdrop Dreams on said:

      Mira has always felt accepted by her family and friends, but also an outsider She is not like the others in her village they have webbed feet and gills, while she is the only one with fiery red hair and cannot swim to save her life She has always thought herself human than her Mer companions, yet she isn t 100% sure she is human either.Mira sets out on an adventure to figure out who and what she really is and to find her real parents She has always kind of known that she isn t a Mer, but also f [...]

    28. Bailee on said:

      There is something about The Mers by Ami Blackwelder that is enchanting The uniqueness of the story and the way that this race as well as the human race is written draws you in You can t help but fall in love with the characters as they journey through an adventure to discover just who Mira really is.Ami Blackwelder captures the earnest desire of Mira s to understand who or rather what she is All Mira knows is that she s different from the Mers who raised her Is she like anyone else out there It [...]

    29. Jess(ToTheMoonAndBackReviews) on said:

      The myths surrounding the mermaid legends has always fascinated me, mermaids to be precise have always been one of my favorite legends I can remember as a child playing pretend and becoming one of them as my imagination roamed free.This was a unique twist on the well worn fin When the earth became swallowed by the oceans leaving dry land sparse, we do what humans do best, we evolve Humans turned into Mers Men and Women who can breath under water and have webbed hands and feet so they can swim, a [...]

    30. Brittany on said:

      This book was a great dystopian about mermaids Something different that I needed in my reading material Mers are people with webbed toes and fingers and they have yellow eyes They have magic within their body so humans and pirates try to capture the Mers They use their eyes for amulets, their hair for wigs, and their skin to remain looking young Mira the main character constantly wonders why she is not like The Mers She doesn t have webbed features, yellow eyes, and most importantly she can t br [...]

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