by Tara Lynn Childs
Why did you choose this book? it’s a mermaid story!
When did you read this book? Feb 2012
Who should read this book? readers who enjoy fairy tales, teen romance
Source: library ebook
Here is a synopsis of ‘Forgive My Fins' from Goodreads, where it rates 3.91 stars.
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 read this one a few months ago. This is the first book in a series. I’d seen a review of the second book, and when I saw it is a mermaid story...well...if you’ve been reading this blog awhile, you KNOW I coudn’t pass it up!
I was not disappointed. It was a cute, sweet teen romance. Lily is a mermaid princess, living on land. She had recently learned her mother, who died when she was young, was NOT a mermaid, but human. So she went to live with her human aunt in an effort to know her mother’s world. What she didn’t count on was her attraction to a human male, Brody! She also has an annoying neighbor, Quince. I don’t want to give too much away, but there is a mistake made, and Lily ends up bonded the Quince...not Brody. With mermaids, this is not a casual thing. Only her father can reverse the bond and it is not something to be lightly undone. Without giving too much detail, I will just say, if you enjoy mermaid stories, be sure to pick this one up. It’s a quick, fun read. Perfect for a summer afternoon by the pool!
My Rating: ★★★★ 4 Stars