"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."
~ Edward Cullen
Friday, July 22, 2011
Review: Forgive My Fins
Title: Forgive My Fins
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
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 (goodreads.com).
Forgive My Fins is not deep literature, but its a really cute fun summer read that I fell in love with!!
This is the first book I've read by Childs and it won't be my last. I just loved it. Lily is such a cute character and Childs writing just kept me coming back for more. I can't believe I haven't picked this one up before now!
My favorite character of the whole book though was definitely Quince. I just knew when he threw that first spitball that I was going to like him. He was so endearing and no matter what Lily did he never really got angry with her. He was just adorable!
As for Brody, I thought he was an a**...nuff said.
The one thing that did drive me crazy about this book and the reason why I only gave it four stars was the ad nauseaum mention of "the bond." At times I felt like I was getting hit over the head with it and by the time I got to the last 30 pages, I didn't really like "the bond" anymore...lol. Other than that I thought it was such a fun read.
I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel "Fins are Forever." I can't wait to see what Childs has in store for Lily next!!