Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/PNR/Urban Fantasy
Format Reviewed: E-Galley
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Series: Lies Beneath #1
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 irresistible good looks and charm on unsuspecting 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.
Why I read this book?: I saw the cover for this book on a blog that I frequent and thought that it looked really pretty. I’ve never read a book about mermaids before and I really wanted to check it out. Thank you Netgalley for approving my request!
What I liked?: I really enjoyed how well written this book was. Being that I have never read a book about mermaids before I was instantly sucked into the story and had to keep reading until I got to the last page. The overall plot of this book is something that really kept me interested in the story through to the end. I really enjoyed our main character Calder, he was one of those guys who follows his instincts rather than conforming to what everyone else is doing, which doesn’t make him popular with his sisters. Lily was a very like able character and I got a little bit of a “James Dean” feel for her overall. No Insta-Love here peeps!
What I disliked?: Nothing really all that terrible but there were times where I felt that the relationship between Calder and Lily had a bit of a stalkerish feel to it. This is the main reason this book wasn’t rated higher.
Overall Impression: I was beyond impressed with my first ever mermaid book. I will definitely be buying a finished copy when they are available to the public.
Rating: Break the Bank!