Forgive My Fins

July 27, 2010 at 10:25 am 1 comment

Lily Sanderson is on a mission to find the perfect guy before her 18th birthday.  There’s just one complication.  Lily is not your typical high school student, she’s Princess Lily of Thalassinia, and she’s half mermaid.  She has to create a magical bond with a guy before her birthday or she loses her chance to one day ascend to the Talassinian throne.

Luckily, she’s got just the right guy picked out. Brody is perfect, gorgeous, and already swims like a fish!  Unfortunately, Lily’s neighbor Quince lives to sabotage her attempts to get Brody to notice her.  Can Lily convince Brody that she’s the girl for him?  Is Quince hiding real feelings for her?  Will the mer bond cloud Lily’s true feelings or reveal them?  Check out “Forgive My Fins” and find out!

My review: This frothy, charming mermaid tale is a great summer read – it’s quick and funny, with a quirky heroine and great descriptions of the magical mer kingdom.  Some of the funniest parts of the book are when Lily gets mad and her sea slang comes out. You can’t help but laugh at curses like “Son of a swordfish!” or  when she calls Quince a “vile, repulsive, slimy-headed vent worm.”

There’s also plenty of romance, longing, and emotional upheaval as Lily must decide where she belongs, and with whom.  I just wish she would have picked sooner so I could have seen her with her chosen guy for a few more pages before the end of the book!  But don’t worry, the sequel “Fins are Forever” will be here next summer.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun, magical summer read.  “Forgive My Fins” by Tera Lynn Childs is now available at the library.  Can’t wait that long?  Check out the excerpt on the author’s blog.



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  • […] Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs YA FIC CHILDS Seventeen-year-old Lily, half-mermaid and half-human, has been living on land and attending high school, where she develops a crush on a boy but is afraid to tell him of her true destiny as the ruler of the undersea kingdom of Thalassinia. Frothy and charming. Read Katie’s book review. […]


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