Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Forgive My Fins

published by:  Katherine Tegen Books

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.

I needed a quick light read and this fit the bill perfectly.  It's classified YA, but I don't know.  I think it might even go MG except for the fact that the characters seemed to be in high school.   It was a cute little story and the fish references made it seem like a older kid's version of Spongebob which I found sort of amusing.

I loved the cover of this book by the way.  One of the surest ways to get me to read a book it to have a girl on the cover with really cool, glam makeup. 

I liked this book enough that I would pick up the next book in the series, Fins are Forever coming out June 2011...which also has a cool cover.


Savannah said...

I can't wait for the nest book too! Cover is awesome!

Cialina at said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed it! I also enjoyed it enough to read the next one. Hmmm.... Can't wait! :)

Linen and Silk said...

Want to read! :)