Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Review: Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

My Rating: G, R, L

Published: 2010
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins Publishers)

Authr's WEbsite: teralynnchilds.com

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Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that 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 realised why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on lad 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 neighbour, Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t 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.

Forgive My Fins is the first novel in the ‘Forgive My Fins’ series by Tera Lynn Childs. This book will have you splashing about trying to become the queen of the waves.

Lily is unlike any other teenager at her high school. She doesn’t have the incessant worries about school work or worry about being the most popular girl in school. Lily’s main worry is getting the most popular guy at school, Brody Bennett, to see her as more than just a friend so she can reveal her big secret; that she is a mermaid princess and she wants him to go live with her and rule Thalassinia as her husband and King.

Her next door neighbour, bad boy Quince Fletcher has other ideas. He enjoys tormenting Lily, spying on her and showing up at all the places she goes to. Quince is a steady pain in the fin to Lily but he somehow becomes a constant person in her life. Can she put up with Quince for much longer? You will have to read to find out.

Overall, Forgive My Fins was a good read. I would recommend it for teens as it’s truly a young adult book. The plot was kind of predictable in places so it took some of the mystique away from it.

Disclaimer: I do not own this book, I borrowed it from my local library. I have not been paid to review this book and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.


Alison said...

Great review! I agree that this was predictable, but it was so sweet that I'm willing to forgive it for a lot of its faults.

Aleeza said...

nice review! ive heard similar stuff about the book, and i cant wait to read it.
btw, im a new follower, hi! :)