Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
My rating: 4 of 5 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 – 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.
WHAT I THINK:
I liked it. CUTE. QUIRKY. LIGHT. I liked Lily’s ocean-related expressions. something NEW.
I don’t know what specie of paranormal or fairytale imagination I haven’t read yet: Vampires, werewolves, wolves, fairies, beasts, shadowhunters, witches, dragons, ghosts, and so many other whatnots, and now: mermaids. Mermaids have always existed in our creative minds, but this is my first time to read a fiction book about them. I guess you can say I’m exploring all my options, lol.
Anyway, the story was good. As a first book of the series, I can say that Tera Lynn Childs did a pretty good job in establishing the relationship of the couple in the story, that is Lily and Quince (cute names too). The main conflict only involved Lily’s inability to see that she loves Quince too. Whew! I love it that for once conflicts doesn’t involve other people ruining their lives. Because, I’m beginning to be full of them. So, having read this made me rest my overthinking mind,haha. If only for a while. Anyway. FORGIVE MY FINS. Because Lily is sooo blind (for the good part of the book), so we (okay, so probably Quince) must forgive her fins:)
Definitely recommend it for those of you who seeks light-reading. :)
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