Saturday, June 16, 2012

Review: Lies Beneath

Title: Lies Beneath
Author: Anne Greenwood Brown
Published: June 12, 2012
Source: eGalley


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.
Lies beneath will drag you under and won't release you until you turn to the last page of the book. Even then it leaves you wanting more. I loved Lies Beneath, it was an amazing read.

The cover seemed to be misleading. Of course the book is about mermaids, but the main character is male and if I would expect the mermaid to be male. Other than that little fact I loved the cover! It was cute and perfect for the story!

Lies Beneath was really well written. The story line was well developed and very interesting. The way the story was written had you falling more and more in love with the characters as the story went on. I loved the way she described everything. I could picture the way things were in my head and it was nice to see all those images.

Calder was a very interesting character. HE was a very determined character. He followed his instincts, even if they went against his sisters. He doesn't fit in quite so well with the human population so it is quite funny to see him try to adjust and not look like a total freak doing that. :)

The there's Lily, who is a sort of rebelling teen who loves poetry and all things dramatic. She follows her instincts and always says whats on her mind. She finds the beauty in everything and is very dedicated to her family, even with the rebelling teeness. I would love to be Lily! She was awesome!

All in All:
I really enjoyed Lies Beneath! It is an amazing read and if you like mermaids then this is the book for you! :) 5 of 5 tacos!

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