Dec 9, 2010

Review: Forgive My Fins (Fins #1)

Title: Forgive My Fins (Fins #1)
Author: Tere Lynn Childs
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 293

My Rating:
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. -summary from

Cute and enjoyable read! Waterlily, or Lily, is 17 years old, half mermaid, half human.... but that’s not all. She's not just any mermaid, she's a Thalassinian princess and in order to take her place at the throne she has to find a mate and bond w/him before her 18 birthday. Enter Quince, Lily's hilarious, hot and charming neighbor who teases Lily beyond belief. Lily can't stand him, but after a bond gone wrong, both Lily and Quince travel down under to Thalassinian to set things right! 

This book is a magical read, you will love Quince from the moment he enters the first scene.  I loved Quince and I would get mad at the fact that Lily treated him so badly. After all he does for her; you'd think she'd get the hint! Lily is also a funny enjoyable character but at often times is very immature for her age. She's also oblivious to the things going on around her daily life... Don't get me wrong; Lily's a strong and loyal character but just extremely stubborn and blind. But its great how we get to see Lily and Quince's friendship develops into something more. 

I really enjoyed and the Sea puns/lingo that Mrs. Chids used. Seawitch.... Haaa! Classic. This book reminded me of my favorite Disney tale; The Little Mermaid. Every Mermaid lover should add this book to their reading list!

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