(ARC Review) FORGIVE MY FINS by Tera Lynn Childs

May 28, 2010 5 flames, Tera Lynn Childs 5

Source: Donated to the blog
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061914657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061914652
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—the instant 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.
I desperately wanted to read this book after reading fabulous reviews about it and because author Alyson Noel told me I needed to read it ASAP.  When I was offered the book through another blogger, I jumped on the chance! I LOVED this book.
It was so refreshing to read a young adult book that was paranormal, but wasn’t dark.  It was a fun read and light with characters with witty dialogue.  I loved Lily, even though she could be so shallow at times when deciding on a life mate based on looks.  Quince was a riot.  I loved his comical remarks and the way he handled everything.  I absolutely think Quince was the best character in the whole story! He made the book fun and pushed Lily’s buttons all the time.  I loved the bathroom scene and the fun the writer can make out of anything on a page.  The book is the typical young romance with the Disney theme-like feel to it.  You could feel the bubbly personality of each character flowing smoothly on the pages.
I look forward to the next book in this series from the author and basically anything else the author can come up with.  She was a new to me author and have already ordered her other books she has written. A definite must have for your next young adult read!

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading! 5 STARS

5 Responses to “(ARC Review) FORGIVE MY FINS by Tera Lynn Childs”

  1. Audrey; (AyC)

    Wow, great review! I don’t know what I thought this one would be all angst-y, i’m glad to know it isn’t. Quince is a riot? I LOVE riots! (and people who use riot as a descriptive word, haha) Adding this one to my wishlist

  2. Anna

    I’m gonna have to add this one to my list. I got another book by this author today called, Oh. My. Gods. it looks like it’ll be a good one too.

  3. Marce

    This one is on my TBR list, great exciting review.

    BTW – Love your new look, not sure when you changed but I do love it.

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