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Deep Betrayal

(Lies Beneath #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,328 ratings  ·  169 reviews
It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time a ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Cereja Cult
Jul 09, 2012 marked it as maybe
Shelves: supernatural
March 12th 2013????? Why? Why do I have to wait that long? This is so unfair!!!!!

Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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Aaaand another one drowns in the water? one bites the dust. Yet another victim of the dreaded Sequel Syndrome, wherein a follow-up to well-loved first novel can't execute or maintain that level previous level of excellence, Deep Betrayal was a miss for me. My last read for the year of 2012, I was rather disappointed with how this anticipated novel turned out. I was a big fan of the eeeeevil mermaids from Lake Superior in the first book Lies Beneath, but
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Oh, so great, and I loved the how myth from whom mer people are descended from, and yeah, I can't wait to read Promise Bound!!

*First read December 5th 2012*
Fantastic book, oh, wow, really enjoyed seeing Lily and Calder again! And that ending! Really good, and kinda makes me want to have a 3rd book (Kinda in that I want to see the characters again, but not have them in any conflict, but books need conflict to be entertaining, so I'm torn) Yep :)
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
3.5 stars

I liked it; it was, to my surprise, considerably better than the first book. Of course, it helps that this book was from the POV of Lily, and not the dumb-as-a-rock/and least-effective merman ever that is Calder White. I liked Lily from the first book. She had a good head on her shoulders, she's not too dumb and doesn't dive into dangerous situations, and seems to figure things out pretty quickly (no thanks to the stupid, stupid, and may I emphasize that he is stupid Calder?

Calder got o
May 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I am a sucker for completing series and I did and this just wasn't good at all
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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Okay, I read book one seven years ago. The only thing I remembered from book one was that it had mermaids. Killer mermaids at that. And I remembered it being from a male POV. Thankfully, this book was pretty easy to get into. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it. I don't know if seven years ago, if I had the chance to read this book, I would've enjoyed it, but it just wasn't for me. I usually don't go for mermaid bo
Initial reaction: Ooh, this was actually better than Lies Beneath in my opinion, but I'll admit that there were points where I hit a bit of a bump in the story progression. I think Lily's voice was much easier to warm up to than Calder's from the last book, and I actually liked Calder's character more in this one.

Full review:

If there's something to be said about the second book in the Lies Beneath series, this had much in the way of improvement from the first, and I'm quite happy I gave Anne Gr
Definitely not your ordinary mermaids…

Deep Betrayal is the sequel to Lies Beneath and takes place about a month after the events of that book. Lily has been sent away from her family’s home on the shores of Lake Superior in order to keep her safe. All she can think of is Calder, her merman boyfriend. Lily also feels strangely attracted to the water.

Like the first book, this is a darker, more sinister take on mermaids. The author blends intriguing mermaid lore with native Indian legends to create
Jay G
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
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This is the second book in the Lies Beneath Trilogy that takes place a month after the first book.

I was a bit disappointed in this... I liked the first book with the idea of the killer mermaids hunting for human emotions. Unfortunately, this book was just Lily whining about Calder or not being a mermaid for 333 pages. She drives me crazy in this book, how she repeatedly does silly thing
Lily has missed Calder after he's been away for more then a month but now that she's graduated she can finally go home, but not before telling her father the truth about who he really is. He's a merman.
Little did she know that once she revealed this life long secret that she would have to fight for her boyfriends attention since Calder is taking it upon himself to help him with his new transformation.
All the while there have been random killings out in the lake and no one is sure who's doing it
Dark Faerie Tales
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Quick & Dirty: A romantic and beautifully written sequel about family and neglect with a sprinkle of mythology.

Opening Sentence: Death finds us all.

The Review:

Told from Lily Hancock’s point of view, Deep Betrayal picks up a month after Lies Beneath leaves us. Now that Calder’s sister’s revenge plot has been resolved, Lily thought things would be normal (well, as normal as possible with a mermaid boyfriend and mermaid blood in her veins.) But when dead citize
Feb 24, 2013 rated it liked it
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Welcome to my loopy loop-fest review of Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown!

Deep Betrayal, the sequel to Lies Beneath, by Anne Greenwood Brown lives up to everything Lies Beneath laid out for us. Unfortunately, I wasn't the biggest fan of Lies Beneath, so Deep Betrayal proved to have the same quality that its predecessor  had.

What I anticipated at the beginning took a turn for the worst later on, especially with Lily's point
Shy The WidowMaker
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have to say I was excited to get back into this world as I liked the first book in the series and wanted to see what had become of Calder and Lily. We start this book out with Lily dealing with graduation and missing Calder. I have to say that I loved Lily more in the first book as she wasn't so clingy and everything wasn't all about Calder. We find her in this book moping around because she has seen him since he left. I felt that she lost some of what made me love her as a character from the ...more
Haley Heflin
Jul 26, 2012 marked it as to-read
Loved the first story in the series and cant wait to here the rest of thr story.
Colleen Houck
I really like the mythology that goes along with origin story of mermaids. I'd love to explore more of that. It was nice to see more of Calder and his sisters. This one felt a little scarier to me than the first which is a good thing.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Could not finish this book!
I feel so bad, but I was bored..... :’(
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
This was a bit disappointing given my love for the first book in this series. I want to thank Net Galley and the publisher, Delacorte Books, for providing me with an eARC of this book to read and review. Obtaining this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or review.

Blurb from Goodreads:
It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
Lies Beneath is one of those fantasy books that I did enjoy - I enjoyed every mermaid-y moment of it. It takes a bit of a long time to read the sequel but whatev’s I could say it’s still as enjoying as the first.

Someone is one killing spree - it's either Calder's sister or Lily's father.

From Calder's perspective we now jumped to Lily's perspective. I guess, it has its up and down side to it. It’s good because we somehow see how Lily sees through all of this craziness that seems to be happen
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-event
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After reading Lies Beneath last year, this became one of the sequels I was waiting on desperately! I love Anne Greenwood Brown's writing. Her words have a certain way of capturing you into the story– with romance, with mermaids and with legends.
This was an interesting turn as now we get to hear what happens in Lily's perspective! I really loved Lily's character in the last book and was excited to finally get to know her more.

I felt th
May 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: teens 12 and older
“Death finds us all. Yet I was impatient and had gone looking for it; now there was no going back. My toes curled over the edge of the rock….”

Great opening lines, as did the first in the series, Lies Beneath. However this sequel is slow to start. Lily is exiled to Minneapolis to graduate with her friend Jules. She hasn’t heard from Calder and doesn’t know if he is alive or dead. She is worried about her father (spoiler alert from the first book!) who doesn’t realize that he is a merman. Then, al
*Genre* YA Paranormal Mermaids
*Rating* 3.5-4

*Full Review Shortly*

Having heard that this book was supposed to be from Calder's POV, color me disappointed that we didn't get a chance. I would have really liked to learn more about Calder, and especially now that Lily's father has come into his inheritance as it were. Lily is still a smart character who pines just a little bit too much for Calder and then has the audacity to whine whenever he's not around or helping her own father struggle through h
Book Sushi
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
all i can say is wow!!! This is the sequel to Lies Beneath and the story totally sucked me in. It was a non stop read till the end which leaves a few strings still loose for the author to tie up in the third book.

I actually cant say much with out giving away too much about the story. If you really and truely loved the first book, you are going to enjoy the second on. Although it did leave me with a slight reminder of New Moon when Bella was missing Edward and couldnt function without him. lol bu
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
I LOVED the fact the author decided to switch perspectives to Lily for this story. I really liked her character in the first book,and it was fun to get inside her head in this second story where she becomes even more interesting.

I can't wait for the third one to come out next spring so I can see what Anne has in store for the family of mermaids. That said, this story also could have ended things nicely, so there's a hint of trepidation as well. I assume we're going to see and understand a lot m
Jen Ryland
While Deep Betrayal lost a lot of the things I loved about the first book (Calder's narration, the revenge theme, the carnivorous merfolk) and replaced it with stuff I am less excited about (Lily's narration, lack of revenge, red herrings and a character I liked gone bad) I am still a fan of the way that this series takes the typical mermaid story and gives it .. teeth!

Full review on my blog, YA Romantics
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more stupid and boring leading couple than Lily and Calder. The most interesting character in the whole book is Sophie, the little sister, who barely gets enough page time to make reading this worthwhile. Greenwood Brown has an unforgivable habit of trying to make every character redeemable to the point where the entire book becomes a whiny, navel-gazing diary entry interspersed with Lily's abominable poetry.
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
This series is truly amazing.. I am honestly hooked and dreading the ending.
Deep Betrayal was a great continuation and it being written from Lily's point of view- made it even more interesting, more to the fact that the ending was completely unexpected.. But I absolutely looooooved it! Already purchased the last book in the series all ready to be read tomorrow:)
Eric King
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series! I can't wait for the final book, "Promise Bound", to be released. So glad I gave this book a chance.
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-own, 2019
ok this one was a tad bit better. i liked the mysterious element a lot more this time. things got interesting! and it didn't end on a note that would have me begging to read the third book immediately which is good because i cannot find the third book in paperback from my usual online book stores i use hkkhkhkh so this is where i'm leaving off with this series. interesting concept and execution was quite okay, nothing spectacular but i liked it!
Gil Segev
Jun 10, 2020 rated it liked it
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I am the author of the following Young Adult novels:

COLD HARD TRUTH (contemporary/romance);
GIRL LAST SEEN (contemporary/suspense);
and the paranormal mermaid trilogy: LIES BENEATH, DEEP BETRAYAL, PROMISE BOUND.

I also write adult romance under the name A.S. Green.

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Lies Beneath (3 books)
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