Monday, May 24, 2010

Tera Lynn Childs; Forgive My Fins



  • ARC
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (June 1, 2010)






Synopsis

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.




My Review

Tera Lynn Childs really hit a home run with Forgive My Fins. Lily was so believable as a teen character. She falls in love with an image of someone but she doesn't really know the true person. She really seems to be able to disillusion herself into mistakes that are almost irreparable. Brody was a mellow take it as it comes kinda guy. I can see why Lily's Father welcomed him so quickly. The drama that unfolds in Forgive My Fins is fun, enchanting and down right flipperrific! I raced through this book quicker than you can say "flick of the fin". I really hope there will be a sequel. I could use another deep sea swim with Tera Lynn Childs.



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15 comments:

Erika said...

thanks for the review! it looks like a light and fun summer read, and i cannot wait to get myself a copy!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O
Sounds awesome!
I can't wait to read this some day.
I am obsessed with sea creatures.

aLmYbNeNr said...

Thank you for the review! I love mermaids but haven't read many books about them (GASP)! I just added this to my ever-growing TBR! :-D

Adriana said...

I really want to read this book. It sounds like a perfect summer read! I'll definitely be buying this book when it comes out.

YA Vampire Books said...

Great review! this book sounds soo good!

Milli said...

This has been on my TBR shelf for so long! Great review!

Tiana Smith said...

I even like the cover :) It's actually in my "to be read" pile already. I'm glad you liked it, maybe I'll move it up on the list!

luiloth said...

Thanks for the review. I love the book cover, especially the perceptional view of her breath resembling sea foam and stylistic waves.

elizabeth said...

Awesome review! I love the cover, and this book sounds like a fun read! I definitely need to add it to my reading list.

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I'm going to start this one tomorrow! There is a sequel called Fins Are Forever, by the way!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Okay, I must get this. The whole "mermaid" book thing is very intriguing to me. For some reason. LOL. :)

Jennie Smith said...

This one sounds great! I love mermaids and am glad that you reviewed this one. Thanks for the review!

xoxo
jennie

Giada M said...

Thank you for your review! This one is next on my TBR pile! Love the cover!*_*

GMR said...

Enjoyed your review. The synopsis of this book is rather appealing...I mean who doesn't like mermaids? I don't think I've actually read a story about them (except for the little mermaid from Disney). Will have to make a spot on my TBR to add this one. Thanks for sharing!

ChickLitGirl said...

LOVE Mermaid tales! I wanna read this.