Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Forgive My Fins

author: Tera Lynn Childs
published: June 1st 2010
series: Untitled, but yes!
publisher: HarperTeen
format: hardcover
pages: 293

The following synopsis comes from Tera Lynn Childs's website.

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.

My Thoughts:

The Cover: I think the cover is just beautiful. It's full of vibrant colors and the font of the title is really cool; it looks like it belongs to the sea. The title is surrounded by waves and it looks as if the girl is breathing the words onto the cover. It's quite pretty. I like that her lips are blue. It caught my eye when I saw it online and I immediately added it to my 2010-release list!

The Book: Lily Sanderson is a mermaid princess- something I wish I could be. So it's not surprise that I loved this book. She spends her time pursuing the gorgeous Brody, who she believes would make the perfect mermate. He's pretty much the typical hottie that only sees the superficial. Then there's Quince, the neighbor. I love him! He's so funny and so many quips that he just throws out. He's really funny and even though he picks on Lily, it's clear from the beginning (ish) that he really does like her and care for her; they're friends! But Lily doesn't think so. She only sees him as the kid next door that wants to make her life miserable. But he only does it because he cares.
Thalassinia is one awesome kingdom. I had so much fun visiting it with Lily and Tera Lynn Childs made this fantastic place so real and beautiful. It's a well thought out kingdom and has everything they could need. It's an awesome place!
While the book is some-what predictable, it still delivers. I had a fun time reading it and can't wait for the sequel, Fins are Forever!

Also, feel free to add this to your blog page if you would like to become an honorary merfolk!
The one you may see on my page (left, somewhere) is only for Official Splash Team Members, but if you'd like to become one of us, click the picture and read all about it! But there are a limited number of spaces left!


  1. Ooh, there's a sequel?! Great review. Honestly, it sounds like fun read (and I'm a huge mermaid fan, lol!).

  2. Great review! Just so you know, if anyone wants to take a peek at the book before they buy it, you can read the first part of it online here: http://bit.ly/bio6zW

  3. I'm dying to read this! Thanks for your review :D