Saturday, July 3, 2010

Book Review: Forgive My Fins

Forgive My Fins (Fins, book 1) by 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.

Lily may be a mermaid who knows all about the sea but she has a lot to learn about relationshipsForgive My Fins is a lighthearted young adult read filled with fanciful mer-slang and a heart warming story of friendship and love, both in and out of the ocean.  Bring Lily, Shannen, Brody, and Quince to the beach with you this Summer.  You'll be in for a treat!  I enjoyed every page and found this story to be a well needed break from the darkness and blood of many paranormal reads.  Forgive My Fins is an innocent, endearing coming of age tale with a paranormal twist appropriate for readers of all ages.

I recommend Forgive My Fins to readers of paranormal romance, young adult, fantasy, and especially to fans of mermaid fiction and coming of age stories.

Source: This book was provided by the author or publisher for honest review.

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  1. Great review! I've been wanting to read this one. Thanks for helping me decide!

  2. Thank you Precious! I love my vamps, dark faeries, and weres but this book was a refreshing change of pace. I'm looking foward to the next book in the Fins series. :)


  3. Been seeing this one all over the place! Thanks for the review! Sounds like a great summer read.

  4. I wasn't interested in this before even though everyone was raving about it - but you changed my mind! Nice review.

  5. sound lovely, thanks for the recomendation.

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  7. Hi EJ,

    Thanks for coming by my blog! I am really enjoying your reviews. I've added this book to my "to read" list.

    Have a great week,

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