Rating: 5 stars
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.
I love mermaids, really I do. They are awesome, and with Forgive My Wins Tera Lynn Childs really brings to light a new spin on mermaids, that will entrance readers from the very first page. I really just fell in love with this book.
I loved the characters. They were so fun, especially Quince. Quince I fell for the first time he walked into a scene. I loved him. Lily was a character that was a ton of fun – but I wish she hadn’t been so blind.
The plot is so original. I loved how some of the book took place on land, and other parts in the underwater kingdom. It’ll be great to be able to revisit both places in book 2, as the world Childs spins is so fascinating.
Fins Are Forever seems forever away, and I need it about now. I am dying to know how the story will continue, especially with the lovely epilogue Childs leaves reader with. I was a bit slow reading this one, and I wish I would’ve read this one way soon!