I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
MER, by Jade M. Phillips is a book like any other. I've never seen, heard of, or read anything like it. The story line has many intricate lines that keeps you guessing with the turn of every page, and you'll certainly find it difficult to stop anywhere along the way. There's a magic that comes with this book that I can't quite put my finger on, but it is absolutely wonderful.
Though the story line is absolutely fantastic, there are a couple things I'd like to give you a "heads up"
on before you jump into your own copy:
- At first I wasn't able to keep the characters straight. Each of the many characters have a name that was not familiar to me, so I really had to work to remember who was who. HOWEVER, that may be simply because when I first started reading I could only read here and there, sometimes only a few pages, then a week of no reading, then a few more, etc. So, don't let that stop you.
- I also want to forewarn you that there is a some graphic violence in this book. This may be fine for you, but I just wanted to throw that out there. I normally cannot handle violence very well, and I was alarmed in more than a few places, but the occurrences are spread out enough, and the story is amazing enough that I still couldn't put the book down.
MER tells the story of a land and sea that is caught in a fantastical turmoil, with royalty, magnificent creatures, webs of allies, creatures uniting and rising in rebellion, and plot twists that are sure to knock your socks off. Or, as in my case, make you throw the book across the room because you are so furious. And I mean that in the best possible way. Sometimes I just can't stand the awesome-ness of an author, and this book is one of those cases.
All-around HUGE FIVE STARS for both the book and the author. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves mystery, intrigue, and fantasy that doesn't fall into the "cookie-cutter" sort of fantasy novel. As long as you are okay with some violent bits here and there, you will absolutely love this story!
Need some more encouragement? Check out the trailer!
Grab your copy of MER, from Amazon today! YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!