By Anne Greenwood Brown
Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 303 pages
12th June, 2012
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.
- Goodreads.com description
First of all, this is my first EVER(besides than The Little Mermaid but that doesn’t really count) mermaid book. And it totally does NOT disappoint.
I usually steered clear away from mermaid books for multiple reasons. But mainly, it’s just ‘cause I don’t want any other book to perish my fairytale Ariel version of mermaids. And since mermaid was also kind of in a rise, I kind of don’t want to miss out on what’s actually happening, so I branch out a little more.
The starting sentence of Lies beneath was pretty awesome. It immediately sucked me into Calder’s mermen world. I didn’t know it was told from a male’s POV until I started reading it. I have a habit to jump into books without reading the description first.
And there you go Pssshhh! Gone was my innocent view of mermaids. In my mind, mermaids was supposed to be good. But they turned out to be a murderous merman and I was all, Noooo!!!
But the book was really good. At the last 50 pages or so, I could not tear my eyes of the book. Lies Beneath kept me interested throughout the book. There were plot twists and turns that I totally did not expect.
The romance was great too. It wasn’t insta-love(clap-hands). Calder was just suppose to make Lily as a target to her father but when he was in way too deep, you’ll be surprised at the aftermath of it.
Lies Beneath was a really great read. Fans of mermaid books will definitely eat this up.
So how about you mermaid fans? Any more suggestion of mermaid books that you’d like me to read? You know you can leave your suggestion in the comment box :D