Friday, 18 June 2010

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

OMGOMGOMG I'm ALMOST DONE. I just finished my English final (well actually, I haven't taken it yet, but by time you read this, I'll have finished and gone back to bed because it's so ridiculously early) and then Tuesday I take my Spanish final and then I'll officially be a junior!

Forgive My Fins
Tera Lynn Childs
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.


I was expecting a very typical, blah kind of chick lit with this. Pretty girl, who happens to be a princess, wins the love of the guys she wants although he's not sure of everything because she claims to be a mermaid. But it wasn't just that.

I'll admit, Lily did annoy me at times. She was so deeply in denial that I wanted to slap her, but it worked for the novel. The point of it was all about how we can't just judge people on how they seem and how we can't let fantasies change how we view people.

Quince was so ridiculously adorkable and wonderful and I wanted to hug him. He kind of reminded me of a more attractive, more likable Helga from Hey Arnold in the beginning.

Brody bugged me a lot, which I guess is the point. He was just so...ARGH. Such a predictable guy.

This book was fairly predictable (until that epilogue! sbfjdjhdnkg that epilogue!) but in a good way. I didn't sit there going "Now this is gonna happen...can it just happen already? *headwall*". I enjoyed every minute of it and loved reading it while I could. I curse finals for taking my reading time away!

Forgive My Fins is the perfect summer read and I can tell you the sequel is going to be made of awesome. ;)

--Julie

1 comment:

  1. I really liked Forgive My Fins! I loved Quince! And I'm glad that I wasn't the only one bugged by Brody!

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