Meme borrowed from Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Today's book: Lies Beneath, by Anne Greenwood Brown
Publication Date: June 12th, 2012 (Soooo far away...)
Summary from Goodreads: 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 irresistible good looks and charm on unsuspecting 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.
What a brilliant premise! Completely unique. There hasn't been a good mermaid book on the YA scene in a while, let alone one with MURDEROUS MERMAIDS, and a MALE PROTAGANIST! Eeks!
From what I've heard, it really does live up to expectations - I have a feeling that the will-they-won't-they element that appears in it will have me on tenterhooks. There's a real obstacle stopping Calder and Lily being together, and if Anne Greenwood Brown utilises this in the way I hope she does, you really won't know what's going to happen.
Speaking of the author, she's likes the Coronas and Damien Rice and Franz Ferdinand! Score, sister! What's not to love? Really can't wait for this one.