Expected Release Date: June 12th, 2012
Finished Date: May 19th, 2012
Publishers: Random House
Source: ARC For Review
Format: eGalley - Kindle
The Review: 3.5 flowers. Lies Beneath is the second Mermaid novel that I have read within the last two weeks, so I was super excited to start this because I definitely believe there should be more Mermaid books around, and this book just proves there should be.
Calder White is a Mermaid but not the good kind. His true nature is to kill humans and absorb their life energy but while Calder has done this in the past, he believes he can go without it and therefore, goes on strike. It’s been 5 months since he’s last killed someone, but not a day goes by without the temptation, especially when his sisters seek him out to help to plan the revenge for a guy called Hancock, who killed their mother. Calder’s mission is to get close to a Hancock’s daughter Lily, and use her as bait, but what Calder doesn’t expect is to start falling for his enemy’s daughter. How can Calder continue with his mission when he loves Lily – but to fails means, it will cost him his freedom.
I really enjoyed this book and I have to say it was definitely something unique to read about. I’ve read a few mermaids before and hardly ever are they evil, and although I can’t agree with the characters true natures; it was still something exciting and new to read. Calder’s three sisters really show different personalities and each one enjoys killing humans. It’s a bit weird to read about to be honest, but thankfully the story is told from Calder’s point of view, and because he wants to be nothing like his sisters, his story makes this book worth while. He’s a down to earth character and wants the simple things from life but he can’t while his sisters have control over him. The depths he goes for Lily are truly stand out qualities; he’s loyal, protective and really loves her. I was worried to start with that I wouldn’t connect with him, because it’s told from his point of view, and I generally prefer it told from the female or both, but the author did a good job with Calder. Lily was another enjoyable character and I think her personally shone in this book. The relationship she has with Calder is very sweet and touching.
The story itself was exciting and interesting and there were many twists and turns through-out that were very unpredictable. My 3.5 flower rating reflects my own thoughts because while I didn’t think there was anything wrong with this book – it was a good story, but not amazing. So please don’t be put of by my rating and read this book now! It’s worth it and I can’t wait to see what comes next in the series.