Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (Young Adult, 10E/10E)

4th July 2011, Templar 
334 pages, Paperback & eBook,
Review copy 

Young Adult 

Modern life, being different, hiding secrets, family pressure, mermaid life & world, school life, friendships, mystery, teen romance (light to moderate), 

Summary from Templar 

When a mermaid has her first kiss, she 'bonds' for life with the person she kisses. For Lily, a mermaid princess living in secret on land, this means she has ended up accidentally bonded to her obnoxious neighbour, instead of to the boy of her dreams. So begins a tidal wave of relationship drama, as Lily discovers that happily-ever-after never sails as smoothly as you plan it to.

Nayuleska's reasons for loving Lily... she does her best at being a mermaid in the human world, she has a huge heart, is very passionate and sticks to her guns. 

How evil/nasty is the enemy? Lily's perceived enemy really isn't an enemy - her actual enemy is herself, and she's pretty hard on herself. Although at the end there's a strong hint about the enemy in book two and I'm really geared up for it! 

Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? Yes - I spent most of the book with one theory about Brody (her neighbour), and it turned out to be very far from the truth. I loved every surprise that happened . 

One of my favourite parts was....the whole book. I loved the trials, I loved it when Lily turned into a mermaid - I loved it all! 

There's no other rating for this than 10/10! Mermaid mania!!! 

Check out Tera's guest blog post on writing and find out more about Tera's work on her website.

Suggested reading
For a slight darker mermaid read, try Selina Penaluna by Jan Page

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