Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1)[ add to Goodreads]
by Anne Greenwood Brown
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date publication: June 12th 2012
Rating : 2.8/5
Synopsis: 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
Cover : What’s that on the surface? Blood? Bloody excellent plus a malicious mermaid. Perfection [ I love green]
Book : Lies beneath was one mine 10 highly most anticipated releases of 2012 . Sad to say it was a letdown.
I expected a dark book. What the synopsis said it would be. Not that dark at all. Not even grey [ a color joke , I think =^_^=[random meow] TVD[the vicious deep was not that dark but fun . LB was boring. Link to the vicious deep ] I dove into Lies beneath . Instead of a tsunami I experienced a tiny ripple.
The plot was slow and I became bored at page 150. The beginning was ok. We meet Calder White and his ‘’sisters’’. Maris [a crazy bitch], Talulah [ a murderous pinky pie, who ‘’accidently’ kills her romantic flames] and last but not least the native bombshell Pavati . They request Calder to return home[ cold lake Superior ]from his Caribbean vacation to avenge the murder of their mother and kill the grown up son of the man that did it decades ago. The story lacked that extra something. I did not fall for the characters or care for them except Calder and Talulah [c’mon she reminds me of pinky pie/ I’m a proud brony]
I have to give props to the mermaid lore. Some what creepy . They feed off of the energy of happy humans, they transform in water which allows them to travel on land, and their bodies radiate signals to draw innocent souls to the water.
And to lily for being suspicious and not falling for Calder at first sight. The romance was weak but ok
I was disappointed when I had finished Lies beneath. At least Calder’s narrative help my trough it. Sad to say I did not love it. Maybe I’ll continue the series. Read my review with a grain of salt. A lot of people liked it even some blogging comrades of mine , maybe you will too
one of my favourite trailers and a soothing voice. To lure, to kill
sad i did not love Lies Beneath