Thursday, February 18, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Promise Bound (Lies Beneath #3) by Anne Greenwood Brown

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Calder and Lily never imagined falling in love would mean breaking apart. But ever since Lily started wearing a glass pendant that once belonged to Nadia, Calder's adoptive mother, she's been having vivid dreams of what life was like for the mermaid matriarch. In fact, she's been dreaming as if she were Nadia! And Nadia, it seems, made a promise before her death. A promise to reunite Calder's biological mother with her son. Lily knows merfolk are bound to keep their promises. Calder's not buying into it, though. He chalks up the dreams to stress. He wants Lily to focus on the future—their future, not the past. Which forces Lily to send Calder away. Calder goes, feeling rejected and more than a little tempted to revert to his hunting ways.  
What both of them overlook is the present: Calder's sisters, Maris and Pavati, are fighting for control of the mermaid clan, and now that Lily and her dad have transformed into mer-creatures, both mermaids vie for daughter and father as allies. Which of the two mermaids can be trusted? Will Lily make costly mistakes, forcing her to descend to the depths of Lake Superior? And if Calder returns, will he be the same merman Lily grew to love? The stakes are high, with many lives at risk, but Calder and Lily must confront the past as well as their darkest impulses if they want a chance at being together.

Book Beginning:
Prologue: -Calder-
Jack Pettit was dead but louder than ever. Pavati might have put an end to his obsessive mission to "out" the merpeople, but it wasn't like we were rid of him.

I honestly have no memory as of this moment who Jack is. Hopefully I'll remember soon.

Page 56:
Okay, so much for small talk. I hadn't rehearsed any answers to questions that focused on me.

I am really curious about what is going on. This is kind of a hit-or-miss Mer-story. I do like that this is a dual POV book. Book one was told form Calder's pov, book two from Lily's. I like that in this one we get both. And  I am interested in how this story ends.


  1. I hope you like how the story ends. :)

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  2. I love mer stories! This is a new one for me. I hope you enjoy the rest of the story.
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  3. I like the line about being dead but louder than ever. I'd love for everyone to check out mine...

  4. I have never read this kind of story...I am intrigued, though. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. I haven't read a book about mermaids/merpeople before, unless you count The Little Mermaid. I have quite a few on my TBR list though. I hadn't heard of this series, so I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for visiting my Friday BB & 56! Happy reading!

  6. Merpeople intrigue me... :-)
    Happy weekend!

  7. I haven't read anything by this author - I love the cover. Hope you enjoy the book.
    Thanks for visiting my Friday meme

  8. I like that beginning. And always ready for more mermaid books.

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  9. How can a person be dead and louder than ever. Compelling opening.

  10. I like that there's a bit of mixed POV because sometimes you can read a book and wish you knew what the other character was thinking.

  11. I keep meaning to try a mermaid book but I am hesitating to start a new series this year until I have some done.