Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Promise Bound by Anne Greenwood Brown - ADVISABLE

Brown, Anne Greenwood  Promise Bound (Lies Beneath, #3), 353 pgs.  Delacorte Press, 2014.  $17.99  Content: Language: PG-13 (29 swears); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.  

Lily is a Half (half mermaid and half human), but she has a pendant from her grandmother that gives her glimpses into the past, glimpses into Calder’s past.  Although Lily and Calder love each other and Calder is more human with Lily’s family in his life, Lily realizes the importance of Calder learning his past so he can move into the future.  But when Lily pushes Calder to find his past, there are misunderstandings and Lily is left to handle all of the family drama at home without him.  

This is a great ending to the Lies Beneath series.  The storyline never slows down and all three books build to this satisfying ending.  I liked the setting and the darker take on mermaids.  The characters in the book are high school aged, but there isn’t anything content wise that would keep it from middle school libraries.  Easy to recommend to young adult readers.  

MS, HS-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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