Thursday, June 28, 2012
Lies Beneath- Anne Greenwood Brown
Author: Anne Greenwood Brown
Publisher: Delacourt Book for young readers
Pages/Format I read it in: Audio Book
From the Back: 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]]
Review: Let me start this off by saying. I have never read a book that involved mermaids where the narrator was male. Now, maybe that's just because I don't read a lot of mermaid books to begin with. I was a little tentative about getting into a mermaid book, there are a lot of them out right now it seems, but I was still hesitant. And man am I glad that I started with Lies Beneath! Not only did I find it extremely enticing because of the perspective of a male protagonist, but he's also a merman or sorts. He has three seriously dangerous sisters, who give me chills. And, then there is Lily, a human that he falls for even though he's supposed to kill her father. Ok, so that part might be used in a lot of other books, but I didn't even mind it in this one. Plus, +5 for all the names! I love the names in this book especially Calder.
Another thing that I loved about this book was how the words flowed, how Calder's dialogue and internal thoughts were totally male. And, it made me laugh with some of its witty dialogue.