Lies Beneath ( Lies Beneath #1) by Anne Greenwood Brown

Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1)

              

     Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1)

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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.


From the Hardcover edition.
Hardcover, 303 pages
Expected publication: June 12th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers




 (MY THOUGHTS)        5  Hearts!!!!!

 Lies Beneath is a wickedly dark novel that will have you reconsidering going for that swim. Just when you thought it was safe, Anne Greenwood Brown gives you Calder White and his sisters. These serial killers mermaids make Jaws look like a sweet little goldfish. Finally, Brown has gave me the sadistically dark merfolk tale I’d been waiting for. Disney can have their fun loving Ariel. Brown introduces me to the true nature of the mermaids of the deep, and they are Calder, Maris, Pavati and Tallulah. These four mermaids would love to take you for a dip in Lake Superior. They would also love to relieve you of your emotions and suck the life right out of you. Brown will definitely make your blood run cold with what lies beneath these waters. I really enjoyed that Lies Beneath is told from Calder's POV. Lately there have been a lot of guy main characters, and I am loving this. Anne Greenwood Brown has written a fantastic storyline with a beautiful, dark romance.

Calder is an eighteen year old merman, and he wants his freedom from his three sisters. Maris, who is Calder's oldest sister, tells Calder she will give him his freedom if he will help them finally get their revenge on Jason Hancock, who is the son of the man who murdered their mother. All Calder has to do is seduce Lily Hancock's, Jason Hancock's oldest daughter. Calder is fine with this. It’s not like this is anything new to his masochistic nature.

But Calder is headed for unknown waters with Lily. There's something different about this human girl, and Calder's merman power of seduction isn't working on Lily. For the first time in his life, Calder will discover the difference between lust and love, and what it means to feel joy. Calder and Lily’s romance starts on the dark side, but turns humorously sarcastic with a beautiful love. I can't wait to get more of Calder and Lily in the next book Deep Betrayal, and I have a feeling they’re headed for dangerous waters with Calder's sisters.

Lies Beneath is abso-freaking-lutely fantastic. Calder is a gorgeous merman that definitely makes me want to take a dip in the deep blue sea. I highly recommend Lies Beneath as a deliciously dark read.



         

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6 comments:

  1. You had me at wickedly dark! This sounds excellent. I'm definitely going to check it out!

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  2. squeaks..I did not read your entire post..sorry love, but I have this for review. so..i peaked at your first sentence *nods head* and saw your rating..I am now super excited about reading this dark novel..wahoo! So glad you enjoyed it. I will come back after I post my review.

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    1. Hope you like it Kim, and will be waiting to read your review! :)

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  3. This sounds really good. I definitely will have to check this out.

    Great review. :D

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  4. i just peeked a bit
    reading it right now

    i <3 wickedly dark

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    1. Glad you liked wickedly lol! I'll definitely check out your review! :)

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