Sunday, June 6, 2010

Review: Forgive My Fins - 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—the instant 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 absolutely fell in love with this book!  From the first sentence until the last page, I was completely into the story.  I read this book so fast just because it was so cute and I needed to know what happened. :]

I got really connected with the characters in this novel.  Quince and Lily were amazing characters.  I felt like they could be people who went to my school.  They weren't just fictional characters in a fictional setting.  Everything really just came to life while reading.

Yes, this is pretty much a predictable summer beach read.  However, that doesn't stop the reader from getting connected to the characters and wishing the best for them.  You basically know what is going to happen early in the book, however that doesn't stop you from getting into the novel and feeling bad when something happens to Lily, or being happy when something good happens to her.

Overall, this book is so cute!  Fans of books like the Simon Rom Coms will love it. It's one of those novels you'll want to read sitting by the beach or after your exams because you don't have to think too much about it.  B+.



Anonymous said...

Great review!!! Forgive my fins looks like a very good book! I like your blog!

Unknown said...

I agree, this was an adorable book! I loved Quince!

Anonymous said...

OMG im so adding this to my vacation book list :) i have about 5 or 6 books im going to buy to take with me to the beach and this sounds like exactly what i was looking for!!!