Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Title: Forgive My Fins
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
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Release Date: May 19th, 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 293
Format: Paperback
Acquired: Bought
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

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.

I wasn't sure what to expect. I honestly bought this book for the cover, which I know is kind of bad, but it was pretty! Anyways, I was surprised just how much I actually enjoyed this story.

And I wasn't too upset about Lily's self-centered nature, only because she grew a lot in the end, which I was glad.

Now, I'm not completely obsessed with mermaids. I think they're pretty cool and if someone gave me the option to be a mermaid or a human, I'd chose the fins (even though I'm not a fan of fish).

The story was a lot of fun and Quince is by far my favorite in the story. I wish I had a guy like him, so sweet and caring.

It was a simple story that ended much too soon for me, and also my first book from Childs. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and a little bit more from her. If there was ever a story that would be quick and fun to read, this is it!

I'd say, go for it.

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