Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

E-Book ARC, 288 pages
Expected Publication: June 12, 2012
Random House Children's Books
Source: Netgalley*
Lies Beneath #1
For fans of: Mermaids, Fantasy, Romance, YA
(*This book was received from Netgalley and the publishers for an honest review of what I thought. No money or exchanges were given.)

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. (From Goodreads)

     I really had mixed feelings about this one. It was one of those reads that I enjoyed, but only because I put it down and read a whole nother book and a half before I could finish it. And the only reason I picked it back up, is because I had brought the purse with the Nook in it rather than my current read. But it was well worth it. 
     What made it worth it, was the different view on mermaids. It was very different from anything I had ever read about them. In this they were murderous creatures who lived off human's emotions and trying to get revenge on them. BUT, even with that, it wasn't enough action in the story, which is where I was lost. I was expecting Brown to use those murderous mermaids and use them WELL..... Like have a couple battle scenes or SOMETHING. Don't get me wrong, the plot included some surprises, but not enough for me to say OMG I loved it. As I stated earlier, it was a read that I finished after putting it down for a few days. 
     One thing that I actually did enjoy though, was the romance. What I missed out on in action, I fell right back in the story with the romance that came about. It was way more than I was expecting and I did enjoy every minute if it. 
Overall, I give this 


  1. Yeah... I guess I agree with you there. There wasn't really lots of action but I TOTALLY love the romance. Maybe I rate it higher because it was my 1st mermaid books and I was all like, AMAZING 1st mermaid book! Lol. Great review! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  2. I've been hearing a lot of great things about the romance and that's making me curious :D