Book Review, forgive my fins

Book Review: Forgive My Fins

Title: Forgive My Fins
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Release Date: May 2010
Pages: 293
Series: Fins #1
4 STARS: I Really Liked It

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:
I’m still smiling about this book. It’s just so cute! Sometimes I just really love when the boy and girl act like they hate each other. I like a love story where the love is worked for through sweat and tears.

Poor Lily, she is a bit confused when it comes to love. But really who didn’t have an unattainable crush in high school? You know, the guy you fantasized was prince charming when only looking at the surface. If any high schoolers are reading this, yes, have your crush but just don’t waste too much time on him. Go out and date the guys that are your best friends- way more fun.

Okay back to the book. I don’t know what else to say; I really loved the main character Lily. I also loved the story line. I had to know what happened! It was such a unique concept. I could NOT guess what would happen. It was fun just letting go of all the guessing and letting the author truly take me for a ride. A fun and light read. I started it last night and finished it by lunch. Yes, I practically ignored my kids. Hey it’s Saturday, and they were playing.

My only complaint was the language. It wasn’t as bad as other books I’ve read, but I always think cussing is unnecessary to the storyline.

Great mermaid book! Go out and read it! 

Favorite Line:
On page 21:
“His smile makes me dizzy–in a good way. I know this is love. What else could make me sweat and smile and swoon all at once?”

Content Ratings: highlight between the ( ) to see details
Sexual Content: mild ( some kissing )
Language: moderate ( 2 d***, 2 a**, 8 h****, a few God, but what made it moderate instead of mild was 1 G** d**** and 1 b**** )
Violence: practically none ( one instance with a few punches )

Happy Reading!


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