Title: Lies Beneath
Author: Anne Greenwood Brown
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Available: Barnes and Noble
From the Publisher: 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.
Mermaids are the new vampire.
Or so the publishing world would have us believe.
I’m not quite convinced of that. And I think that has somewhat colored my perception of this book.
The mermaid mythology in this book is certainly not of Disney lore. These
vampires mermaids prey on humans, killing them to absorb their emotions. The story is a good one, I must admit. But it wasn’t the kind of story that grabbed and held my attention. It was easy for me to put down and do other things without thinking of the book at all.
And that cover? Why is it of a girl when the main character, Calder, is male?
The love story was predictable. The action was vague and mostly nonexistent.
Overall it was just a very mediocre read. Though I will probably read the sequel at some point once it’s released.