*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.
This book surprised me more than I thought possible. I had been putting this book off for AGES, bypassing it over and over for other books that I thought had to be way better. I'm not sure what influenced me to pick it up this time, but am I ever glad that I did! Forgive My Fins is a super cute, easy, and fun read that I highly recommend to anyone looking for a "feel good" book.
Forgive My Fins introduces us to Lily, a half-mermaid girl who is hopelessly infatuated with popular swimmer boy, Brody. Since Brody and his long-time girlfriend have broken up, Lily decides it's time to make her move. Besides, she's running out of time before her eighteen birthday. A birthday significant in that she needs to bond with someone to solidify her claim to the throne.
Throne? Huh? Yep! Our girl Lily is ACTUALLY not just any other mermaid... she's a princess, sole heir to the throne of Thalassinia. Finding her mate is vital to her world and she's convinced that Brody is the one for her. Determined to help her is Quince, obnoxious neighbor boy who clearly has an interest in Lily. Madness ensues when an accidental encounter creates a bond Lily could never have foreseen. I don't want to spoiler this book cause that would be tragic, but let's just say that Lily finds herself on quite a journey. A journey that shows her the truth about what lies in her heart, and where her loyalties ultimately lie.
This book is made of win. Grab it up if you haven't read it! It's fun, sweet, cute, and a super quick and easy read that I couldn't seem to put down. I finished it in a day. A WORK day, haha. And when I read hardcovers, I always take the book jacket off. Do yourself a favor and do the same because the book is simply adorable. It's impossible to not look at the happy pink shade and not smile.
I'm getting ready to crack open the sequel, Fins Are Forever. I'm hoping it's as magical as Forgive My Fins. I'm thinking it might be since I heard there's a THIRD book coming out this summer. Yay! If you haven't tried out this series, get to it. You won't regret it! Happy Reading!! *XOXO*