Sunday, June 10

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

Summary: 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.

My Thoughts: Oh gosh, it literally took me about 5 days to read this, that is a long long time for me to read a book. I had trouble getting into it. I couldn't find a stable ground to really liking it, at first.

I've been on a mermaid kick, I've read numerous books regarding them and Lies Beneath is from a male's perspective and I thought that would make it really unique and good, it was different but I didn't love that aspect like I thought I would.

We are introduced to Calder who has a few sisters. He comes back to the lake during the summer to spend with his sisters. He's drawn to it. His family has a debt to collect so when mysterious new girl Lily and her family moved there, Calder and his sisters hatch a plan to collect the debt; killing Lily's father.

Of course things don't go as planned as Calder starts to actually care and like Lily.

I wanted Lies Beneath to feel magical. I wanted it to be really really really great for me, it was good and I started liking it to the point where I can say I really enjoyed it, about halfway through. The first 100 pages were hard for me to get through. I felt myself drifting to other things and wanting to get up and move around.

Lies Beneath was a good read as I get more into the book. I debated between 3 and 4 cupcakes because the beginning was slow but by the middle, I was intrigued and found myself wanting to know what happen. The ending was a bit off for me, but by the end I was happy to give it 4 cupcakes.

Overall: I really liked it once I got started. It took me a while though. All in all, it was a fun book.

Cover: Love the cover! Love the colors and it's really pretty.

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