Release Date: May 19th, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Other Books by This Author: Oh. My. Gods.
Received From: Traveling ARC Tours
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.
When I opened Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs I was expecting a mermaid filled good time. That was exactly what I got! It’s really too bad I read this during the chilly Spring because this is the kind of book I would imagine lounging in a hammock and reading on one of those endless Summer days.
Lily is a mermaid princess and she’s a bit ditzy. That’s understandable when you lived under the Sea for the first half of your life but now she’s in high school. Human high school. She’s found her one true love and all she has to do is make him admit his feelings. But did I mention she’s a little ditzy?
Lily was really fun to read about. Her antics had me laughing out loud a couple of times! And other times I had to shake my head at her immaturity. But the funny tension between Quince and Lily overshadowed any thing that could have been annoying. Tera Lynn Childs has created some characters and situations that will have you giggling. I guarantee it!
Overall, Forgive My Fins was exactly what it seems like: A fun mermaid story. Which there really isn’t enough of! If you are looking for something light and entertaining this Summer look no further!