Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Forgive My Fins
by Tera Lynn Childs

Pages: 333
Release Date: July 1st 2011
Publisher: Templar
Source: ARC from Publishers
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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.

My Thoughts
Awwwrr. What a cute book. To be totally honest, I didn't think I'll like this book at all. Come on. It's about mermaids! Mermaids. Like the book A Little Mermaid. You know that Disney one. And so It seemed a tad to much Disney from the synopsis. But I shouldn't have let that put me off because it a great, fun and adorable read.

Forgive my Fins is a story about Lily, a mermaid. Her mother was human and so she wanted to see the human world before going on to rule Thalassinia. Like a normal human girl, she attends high school and ends up falling in love with a guy called Brodie. She'll do anything for him to confess his feelings for her but all the while Lily's annoying neighbour, Quince, has a few confessions of his own. And somehow she ends up kissing Quince forming a magical bond.

I read this book all in one sitting. I loved Quince. He is SO cute! You can totally tell he's lovestruck with Lily and he'll do anything for her. We get to see alot of him and how much he cares about her. I don't even want to start on Brodie. He is outta the picture. You got it. I don't like him at all. I really don't understand what Lily sees in him. Lily has some pretty hard decisions to make. Poor girl. But as always, the answer is standing right in front of her.

This was my first book that I read by Tera. I gotta say, I did enjoy it alot. I love the descriptions especially. I really must read more books by Tera!


  1. I so agree! I didn't think I would like this book much either but it was so adorable! And Quince was lovely :) Great review!

  2. I love the sound of this one! I actually really liked mermaids, and Quince sounds adorable. Can't wait to read it - great review!

  3. You made me want to buy this book, it sounds great!

  4. I think Tera's Sweet Venom sounds cool but this really does sound cute! Thanks for the simple review! But you put "spoilers" in it, when you spoke about liking Quince and not Brody, aww man!

  5. Great review, can't wait to get my hands on this book

  6. Yeah, I'm a bit skeptical to this book too. But I'm adding it to my TBR list because of your review. Thanks!

  7. Aw, that sounds like an awesome and cute book! I love The Little Mermaid, and of course, I love romance in novels! Ooh, I like the idea she really likes one guy, but there's another guy in the picture!

  8. Oh-my-fins. I haven't read this book yet, but I already love it. I love The Little Mermaid, so I'm a sucker for mermaid stories. Add romance to it, a double plus! And I'm already in love with Quince with the way you described his character.

    Nice blog! And I'm a new follower!:)


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