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Lies Beneath Hardcover – June 12, 2012
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In this book, we know Calder and his three sisters are on a mission to get the man that caused their mothers death. At first how their mother died is unclear and confusing as to why they blame this Hancock. Once we learn that though, it all becomes too clear why they are out for blood.
There are some interesting things that come up as you get to know Calder and his sisters, for example how they are all related and how they use their gifts. You also learn that Maris is a sociopath, and the least likable of his three sisters. I think of all of them I liked Pavati best, because while she is the most seductive (and therefore dangerous) of the three girls, I felt that she had the most heart.
I liked that we were able to be in a boys head rather than a girls like most books are told from. I also enjoyed Calder's thought process. As he moved from panic to clam and happyness. While we get the thoughts that a girl would like, he also describes Lily rather than a rail thin twig, which I felt was a step in the right direction for YA. So many books have the heroine being this perfect image of what every girl wants to be, drop dead beautiful with a perfect body and perfect skin and perfect hair. Lily wasn't perfect which made Calder love her even more.
The biggest thing to bum me out about this book is that its part of a series and now I have to wait a whole year until the next book comes out.Read more ›
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown is one of those books that you pick up being all wary about them but...when read... You take a minute and wonder how in the clouds you ever doubted of reading it in the first place.
When I started reading the book I had only vaguely read the description, as I'm not such a fan of that. But there HAD to be a reason for me to request it on NG right?
Calder White was all kinds of creepy, scary but managing to be vulnerable and cocky. I loved his character! Every interaction he had with his sisters gave me the creeps. And talking about his sisters...
Why is it that every single time you let your guard down, is the one time that the enemy decides to strike? I've always wondered that. Maris was the one and only sister who managed to scare the pants out of me while also making me agree with her, even if she was sick and obsessed. Pavati was a really quiet yet fundamental character and Tallulah? ~shivers~ I'll just say... she was... WOW... just simply WOW!
-She slept more peacefully than anyone I'd ever seen-a stark contrast to my sisters' restless slumber. I wondered if this was the peace that forgiveness brought.-
Have I ever told you about my love for male POV?? Well if you didn't know I'm more than happy to let you know. The story is told from Calder's pov, we see how he struggles with his own semi/nature to decide between what he knows he has to do and what he knows is the right thing to do... They're almost never the same :'(
And Lily and Sophie and their family made me stay warm throughout the whole cold weather that the book was.Read more ›
The setting for this book was unique and perfect for the mystery behind these siblings. This story was very well written and had some of the most beautiful imagery I have read yet. It was very descriptive and gave off the somewhat ominous feel that went so well with this book.
"Lies Beneath" is told from the point of view of Calder which is an interesting change since most books from this genre are told from the female point of view. I really enjoyed hearing from Calder's point of view and seeing how he lived. Even though he started out as the villain it was easy to identify with him. He has problems of his own and tries to deal with them the best that he can and I believe that he is inherently good and his struggle to stay true to himself even in the face of his sisters was one of the things that intrigued me and made me fall in love with this character. Lily was sweet and a perfect match for Calder, these two really made the story for me.
You'll never look at a lake the same way again.
ARC received by Delacorte Books for Young Readers via Netgalley
Release Date: 6-12-12
Reviewed by: Jennifer McCoy
The Sisters Say: Seductive, Sinister, and Spine-tingling
Originally posted on YA Sisterhood Blog
Where you ever afraid to go into the water when you were young? I know I was terrified--even of the deep end of the swimming pool where you could see all the way to the bottom. Was this just an irrational fear? Forget all your Ariel notions of mermaids and dive straight into your childhood phobia! After reading Anne Greenwood Brown's Lies Beneath, you will never look at mermaids the same again.
I've seen quite a few mixed reviews about this book, comparing the plotline to Twilight but just with mermaids. I absolutely disagree! There was nothing in this book that screamed Edward to me. From Chapter 1, I was mesmerized by the idea of these monstrous mermaids. It was like stepping through the looking glass hoping to find a beautiful wonderland, but instead falling into a dark, ominous fantasy full of deadly creatures. I really enjoyed Brown's macabre underwater world, in fact, I was in the middle of reading this when a tornado outbreak was starting to occur (I live in Tornado Alley), and instead of hiding in a safe room below the stairs, I stayed on the couch and read, determined to fight down any tornadoes that might impede my finishing the book! (I'm not crazy, promise.)
I really enjoyed the character development--even the evil characters. Calder White and his sisters are out for revenge on Jack Hancock, and even though Calder is one of the bad guys (or just in a Catch-22 situation), I felt myself rooting for him.Read more ›
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The other day I was reading Zoraida Cordova’s The Vicious Deep. I absolutely loved it and thought no other merman book would be able to top that. I was wrong. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Books4Tomorrow
This story was unbelievably sad, yet it was beautiful. Amazingly written. I cried more than once reading this book. I need more. The story was breathtaking.Published 11 months ago by kat
This book looks great, and I'm so excited to start reading the trilogy!Published 16 months ago by Kylie44
The main character is the epitome of an anti-hero. It is very rare that you find a male point of view for a YA paranormal romance novel. Read morePublished 19 months ago by xfryx
I have to admit even though I grew up on a lake and spent every day lit hour on the lake during the summer and even use to pretend I was a mermaid at a younger age, I have never... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ashley F.
The book had an interesting premise, but fell flat. Calder turns out to be the same stalker-type we encounter in dozens of other YA books. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Majanka
A surprising ending . It had much more Make believe than I enjoy. Even though I like fiction, this one was just too far out!Published on July 26, 2014 by Amazon Customer
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