Thursday, July 15, 2010

Forgive My Fins Review

Forgive My Fins

By: Tera Lynn Childs
Received: From the library
Summary: 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

Review: I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about meraids. Sure I’ve seen movies or maybe a picture book or two when I was younger. This was something new, and I couldn’t wait to read it. The is pretty and colorful with just an over all fun summer feel to it.

While this Forgive My Fins was different it also had a predicable plot. Lily has this obsession with a guy she barely knows, and wants to spend the rest of her life with him. This comes up all the time in YA books, and I thought that this one would end up being the same as all the others. Then Childs mixes it up, sending Lily and Quince on a big adventure, which gives it a different edge.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for the sequel. I found myself smiling, and laughing through out the while novel at Lily and Quince’s bickering.

So does anyone know of other Mermaid books out now? I would really like to read some more.


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