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Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown Book Review

Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1)
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.

Hi everybody! I recently read and enjoyed Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown. It was a great book that told both an interesting and unique story. 
Lies Beneath follows Calder, a merman, who is on a quest for revenge against the man (Jason Hancock) who wronged his mother. Along with his sisters, he decides to get his revenge by using Jason's daughter, Lily.However, Calder ends up falling for Lily.

This book was really good! The only thing that I didn’t end up enjoying about this book was that I felt that the reader could have gotten to know Lily better. I didn’t like her that much in this book. Also, there was some insta-love involved. Besides that, there were a lot of really great parts of this book. Lily’s mom is sick, which adds some realism to the plot. It was so sweet how Lily's whole family really loved and cared for each other.
A lot of the characters also showed a lot of depth and emotion. The main character, Calder, struggles with decisions concerning his family a lot. He was a really relatable character, even if sometimes you didn’t want to agree with or like a lot of his decisions. The sisters of Calder were pretty manipulating, but their character really helped show how Calder was so much different from all of them.
Lastly, some huge twists came at at the end and I am super excited to read the next book in the series!  I’d give this book 3 1/2 out of 5 flowers :) Thanks so much to Netgalley and Random House Children’s Books for providing me with a copy of this book for review!
Happy Reading!


  1. I had the same trouble; I never felt like I could connect with the characters, but overal, I liked the new take on the whole mermaid subject :)

    1. I just couldn't really seem to connect with Lily. I also like the new take on the mermaid subject :)

  2. Thanks for review.
    I hope that I can read soon, but will be aware about the instalove and the problem possibly connecting 100% with lilly.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. Those are the only things I didn't really like. Everything else was really good :)


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