Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Publisher: Delacorte
Publish Date:  June 12, 2012
ISBN: 978-0385742016
Pages:  320

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Calder White is the only male in a family of mermaids.  He lives in Lake Superior, but when his sisters call on him, he has to go home.  The lowdown on these mermaids is that they have to kill humans in order to absorb their energy.  It's the only way they can survive.

This time, when his sisters call him home, it's so he can help them with revenge.  They want Jason Hancock, they blame him for their mother's death and the sisters want Calder to lure his daughter Lily to fall in love with him so they can get access to Jason and kill him.

The mermaids are delicious in a maniacal, violent way.  Calder is creepy, he's dark and stalkerish.  Not even in a 'ooh, that's hot' Twilight way either (sarcasm), but in a restraining-order-right-now kind of way.  The sisters are just demented and weird.  There were a couple points where I wondered just how close they all were...

Lily is a decent character.  She isn't easily led by Calder and I think that's why I liked her.  At least she didn't throw herself at him because he was hot.

If you like the old-fashioned, lure-people-to-their-death mermaids, you might love this one.  Calder just creeped me out too much to really enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. Woah, this looks really cool! I might just have to read this.