Friday, August 27, 2010

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush. Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life. When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

This is the first mermaid book I’ve read and my oh my, I was blown away! Tera Lynn Childs wrote the perfect summer read! I couldn’t stop reading this book, not even when I had to. I just walked around my house, book in hand, reading.
I was hooked on Quincy as soon as he was mentioned. Even though he supposedly is annoying and Lily hates him, they were bound to be one adorable couple. Lily was a strong protagonist. Despite being a mermaid, I think she is easily relatable.
Even though I predicted almost everything that happened, I love it! I think that the fact that the writing was predictable made it special. Some authors can’t pull off being predictable, but Tera Lynn Childs can!
Even an hour after I was done reading this book, I didn’t want it to end. When I found out that it’s the first book in a series, I was totally overjoyed!
The dialogue in this book was lovely. All the terms that Lily used were adorable and creative.
Forgive My Fins is a special book. It will keep a special place in my heart because it is the first book I’ve read that involves mermaids, and it made me want to seek out every Young Adult mermaid book out there! I highly recommend this book!

FTC- Received for review.


Alexander Bennett (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I Love This Book!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Cover!

Liz said...

Great review! I ought to obtain a copy of this one.