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Young Adult Fiction 4714
A Great New Mermaid Story
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown is a delightful debut that focuses on the darker side of mermaid mythology. It was a treat to read and I cannot wait to see where the story goes in the sequel, Deep Betrayal.

I just loved how dark Lies Beneath was. The mermaids in this one are dangerous and I loved seeing how Anne Greenwood Brown established this with Calder and Lily's relationship. Anne Greenwood Brown's mermaids are also freshwater mermaids, which was something that really sets it apart from other mermaid books. I found it so fascinating to see how she would play out the mermaid mythology, as there were a lot of originality with her mermaids.

And this book was from Calder's point of view - which was a lot of fun to read. I loved seeing everything pan out from his eyes. I thought he was a really great character and I cannot wait to see more of him in the next book! My favorite character of the book was hands down Sophie - she was absolutely adorable. I also really liked Lily - she was so defiant and strong.

This was a really great debut from Anne Greenwood Brown. The story held a lot of twists and turns that were never predictable and ended on a note that has me really excited for Deep Betrayal! Lies Beneath is the perfect read for someone looking for a fast, enticing read.
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