Saturday, June 26, 2010
Review: Forgive my Fins
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.
So, I just finished reading this and I liked it. It was a quick and fun read that I think makes a great summer read. The book is a mix of cute and snaky that is blended together nicely. The story is just a teen love story with (obviously) a mermaid twist. I liked the interaction between Lily and Quince a lot, but probably just past halfway through the book I thought it was a little repetitive. Just the same situation for a little too long. All in all though, it was a fun and light read that I enjoyed and I'm looking forward the the sequel Fins are Forever that is set to come out sometime in 2011.