Lily is a mermaid that is living on land where no one knows her identity. She is the princess of her kingdom and need to find a mate before her eighteenth birthday which is 5 short weeks away. She has the perfect mate (Brody) picked out, he's even on the swim team. The only problem is that he doesn't really notice her. Desperate in her attempts to catch Brody's eye she goes along with the plans of her enemy. When things don't go right and she gets unexpectedly kissed by the wrong person and ...more Book: Forgive My Finns
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Published By: Katherine Tegen Books
From Goodreads: 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 was a cute, easy book that I read in one sitting. Lily was a very likable character that many readers can related to. I mean who doesn't get a little crush on the cutest boy in school even if he is a jerk. There were times in this book that I wanted to yell at Lily and tell her that she shouldn't go after Brody, but as you all know the characters from books (or TV and movies) never listen to what you have to say. As for Quince, he really made the book for me. I loved his character and would like to have learned more about him. Overall, the plot was predictable and the characters didn't have much depth as I would have liked. One thing I did love about the book was Lily's fishy expressions like "son of a swordfish." These puns kept the book entertaining and light and definitely kept this reader laughing out-loud.