Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough - especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily - just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.
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Lies and Love
- Kale "Unwasted Words Reviews"
Yes, because MacLeod Andrews is a terrific narrator and brings a wonderful dimension to the story that you don't get with print.
Hm... I liked Calder, the narrator. He was interesting, a murderous merman who started out as a human boy. He's got a lot of depth to him. He's a killer but for some reason trying to avoid killing lately. He's got this family of sisters and formerly a mother but has such a desperate desire for a father that he goes looking for one in strange places.
I also liked Jason, mainly because I wanted to see more of him and his perspective (although, being YA, sadly we never do see the story from his perspective, because of how adults are not worthy of their own POVs in YA fiction).
Yes, many. As far as his performance, this is pretty much on par, which is to say very good. I haven't heard him give a bad performance yet. (Well, there was one exception, the Iron Fey book, but in that case it was mostly because I'd already read the book and his version of two of the three main characters' voices were very different from what I'd imagined, so it sounded all wrong to me.)
The cover of this annoys me. It's classic "YA = pretty girl in a pretty dress" syndrome. The narrator/main character of this story is a young merman. Why is there a human girl on the cover? Very annoying.