Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Review of Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Released: June 28, 2011 (paperback edition)

5 out 5 smirks

Synopsis: “Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but for Lily Sanderson, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily has a secret, and it’s not her huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart, beat flipper-fast. 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 she discovered three years ago that her mother was actually a human, Lily finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been going to Seaview High ever since. Living on 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 finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.”

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs is quite a remarkable story. I haven’t read a good YA book in a long while and find I can’t help, but wanting to read the next book in this story, Fins Are Forever. I found myself helplessly devoted to this story, wanting to know how it ended, why for the love of fish didn’t Lily see what was right in front of her, and wanting to read more about Quince’s charming wit. I found myself totally caught up with Lily’s emotions that I was almost in sync with her throughout most of the book. It was when I got up to get a drink and came back to the story I felt like Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer show, looking at Lily and thinking to myself “Lily, you blind idiot can’t you see he doesn’t love you?” I was captivated by Lily’s journeys of the heart and found eventually I had nothing left to read because the book was OVER. OVER, I TELL YOU. That was almost as heart-wrenching as when Lily told Quince…oh well never mind, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. I give Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs 5 smirks because it is a tantalizing book you will not want to put down, it will make you wish you were a mermaid princess, swimming around the ocean, and you will most definitely want a handsome prince along your side. Must read, must own, it is just too precious not to.


  1. Great review -- it is at the top of my pile. :)

  2. Thanks Sophie! It is really good and I can't wait to read the next one!