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.
"you can't ask for a much more perfect beach read"--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Forgive My Fins is really fast. Has a very modern setting and it's about mermaids of course. I haven't read a lot of books with mermaids (maybe one or two) so it was different, not bad, just different.
The premise of this book was interesting. It's easy to see where the book is headed a few chapters in but that has never fazed me. It just felt over simplified. The plot was all about breaking the bond, getting Brody, breaking the bond, getting Brody, est. Childs could at least put in one sub plot. This book is basically a mermaid romance, I thought there would be some action but there wasn't really any. Not that there has to be any just expected some.
I might've liked it better if Lily wasn't so inconsiderate and spiteful to Quince. There is innocent banter that I liked but still she rarely gives Quince the benefit of the doubt. See if Quince were a girl and I was reading it from his point of view I would think he was an idiot for giving this girl a chance from the way she treats him half the time. As it is though I liked Quince a lot and he is very sweet. Lily does redeem herself and she does the right thing in the end.
Though I've been mostly complaining about this book I did like it. It has some funny scenes and loving ones too. Also Lily isn't all bad. I think I might try to read the second and maybe finish the series though I'll probably be at a legal drinking age by the time all the books are done.
Just as a side note Lily has blond hair. She isn't brunette like the cover shows.
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