( June 12th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
ARC RECEIVED FROM PUBLISHER THROUGH NETGALLEY.
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.
At first, I’d like to write a little about the cover. Isn’t it beautiful? But I have to do one thing that almost every blogger already did – ask why mermaid? I have never seen a cover with merman and it would be something fresh and attractive.
Calder was the most annoying character ever. He was almost always under his sisters’ orders (I’d say he was acting like a lady, but at the end he started acting like a man. Finally.), had horrible plans which almost made me scream “YOU’RE AN IDIOT, STOP”. Plus stalkers aren’t really nice, right? But the thing that annoyed me the most was that liked him in some weird way.
Lily liked him even a little more… Why? She seemed really bizarre and naive. Their “love” happened like… I don’t know when. It just did.
Those all things are compensated by an amazing story, how it’s told and developed. At first it seems simple and boring. Ending was really surprising though and it made this book okay!
Another big plus is a lot of poetry. Lily or Calder quoted a lot of it and it was very beautiful. I’m a big lover of poetry, so if you are one too, read it!
To sum up, it’s a nice fast-read for lovers of mermaid stories. But beware… Mermaid (and one hot merman ;) ) in “Lies Beneath” are not sweet and loving. There are a lot of lies in the water…
PS: HOW AMAZING BOOK TRAILER IS IT? I'M DYING FHSDHJKDS
TRAILER GETS 5+ TOTALLY. I'M IN LOVE
What do YOU think?