Author: Anne Greenwood Brown
Published By: Delacorte Books
Date Published: March 12, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
Recommended For: Teen, YA
Review By: K
Received Book Free For Review Thru NetGalley
It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Lily made the ultimate sacrifice for her family. She feels compelled to tell her father the truth, but it may mean losing him to the open waters of Lake Superior, even worse he may take Calder with him.
When dead bodies start washing ashore, Calder blames his mermaid sisters while Lily starts to question just how merman her father has become. Could he be the one responsible for the fatalities? Either way, time is running out and they must find the source of these killings before mermaids are forced into extinction.
It's a difficult task to write a sequel that lives up to the expectation of your readers. Perhaps its because I am already past the murderous aspect of the mermaids, but I certainly liked this book better then the first.
I look forward to seeing if some of the more disjointed portions of this novel are cleared up in the next book, but I wasn't left dissatisfied. There were a few aspects that I didn't think were well explained, but I'm impatient :) I assume most of those things were just foreshadowing for whats to come. As far as the big reveal in the end- the killer was a bit predictable to me- I caught on very early, but thankfully that didn't ruin it for me. There was enough subplot to keep my attention focused.
I don't consider these books fast paced, the book comes off more like waves gently knocking along. Its rich enough in content to keep you reading, but not the heart pounding desire to get to the end all at once. Take your time and enjoy the ride. I can't wait to see how this one ends!
Overall it was an entertaining, rolling tale of love, loss, and transformation.
Language: None to note.
Adult Content: Father neglects his family when he gains his tail, feelings of abandonment. Mild kissing. Talk of seduction and Parvati using humans on shore so that she can procreate.
Violence: Random deaths happening that all point to the mermaids. Bodies are showing up and several near misses are reported. Character tries to hurt lead character.