Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Fins # 1
Published: July 1, 2011 (1st published on 05/19/10)
Genre: YA Paranormal
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
This is one of the books that I don’t regret reading. I love how light and easy read Forgive My Fins is. I never read any of Tera Lynn Childs works but I found myself surprise how beautiful this book is. Yes it is just a cute read, not deep and mind blowing, but definitely very entertaining and enchanting.
Character wise, I love both Lily and Quince . They are not a complex character to begin with but I love how we can relate to them easily. Lily is a cute one, love how naïve she is and although she is somehow childish in here it doesn’t turn me off. She is really a likable one. Quince, of course, is just fantastic. I know that if I am in Lily’s place, I will definitely fall in love with him too. And Lily and Quince relationship is just sweet and not overwhelming. Surprisingly I also like Brody because although he is shallow he is not that bad though.
All in all, Forgive My Fins is a refreshing read that I’ve been craving for a long time. Just enough break from those dark and heavy paranormal and dystopian read that I’ve been indulging for quite some time. I love everything about the book and I silently cursing myself why I waited this long to finally read this. Now I definitely need to purchase Fins are Forever so I can immersed myself again in the wonderful world of Thalassinia .
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