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 relationships. Forgive 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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Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.