Saturday, April 28, 2012
Review:Forgive my Fins by: Tera Lynn Childs
Synopsis (Goodreads.com) (Add to Goodreads)
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.
My Quick Review: First off, it took me a really long time before I finally got to read this!
So, I was super stoked to get it. As soon as I started reading I really loved the main character Lily. She seemed to me your typical teenager except for the fact she is a half mermaid. She was a very fun loving character for me and I loved all her little under the sea references she made. Some parts in the story really did make me think this was more a pre-teen kind of story but I still kept on reading because I loved the characters so much they are really what made the book for me. Quince the neighbor next door turned love interest really was by far my favorite character. He had a certain sarcasm about him that made the story a lot more enjoyable-that and he's love for Lily even when she was so blind to it. Over all a very cute book and being my first mermaid book I really enjoyed it.