Jun 18, 2011

Book Review: Forgive my fins by Terra Lynn Childs

Synopsis from goodreads
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

Book Title: Forgive My Fins (Fins#1)
Author: Terra Lynn Childs
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance
My Rating:★★★☆☆

Book Review

I LOVE MERMAIDS! when i was a kid i adore mermaids! even though there are some myths that says that mermaids are bad, i didn't grasp the idea... so i was so glad that there is a YA book about mermaids.
this novel is actually my first YA book that is about mermaids, and for my first, this one didn't quite disappoint me.

a new concept of mermaids were introduced here, cause mermaids can be bonded just by Kissing someone, and that kiss will eventually turn the Boy/girl that they kissed into a mermaid/merman too and you get to live under the sea with all the fishes and with your fellow mermaids too. so the concept is really something new right? something fresh and unconventional and reading this one is like breathing through fresh air.

when i was reading this book, i feel like everything around me is very vivid and i feel like i'm surrounded by vibrant colors, what i'm trying to say is that reading through Lily's thoughts is like reading through a very chilidish and young girl who has a crush on a boy for about a year or so, but never get to confess her feelings for him most likely i get to feel like I'm this girl that is experiencing the same thing and having Juvenile thoughts as well.

another thing i really liked about this book is *gasp* QUINCE! HAAA! he reminds me of puck form the Iron Fey series, he is this very humorous boy, who does nothing but ruin Lily's life but i really like Quince. he is this person who has humor but he has a certain depth that is just so adorable he's the kind of guy that will make you feel warm and giddy and fuzzy and dazed *blushes*. (LILY IS ONE LUCKY GAL)

reading Forgive my fins is like reading a novel that knowing what is in front of you, BUT you still wanna read and experience the whole novel. and to me this is one fresh novel and I'll read the next book from the series mainly because of Quince. :">


  1. OMG. This is the first time I actually know about this book. Thanks for the heads up!

    I found you from booblog and I'm officially following you.

  2. I mean Book blog -_-" I typed fast >.<

  3. Nice review! I had never heard of this book before; glad you discussed it! Rae


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