Friday, May 04, 2012

Book Review: Forgive my Fins


Movie Rating: PG-13 for language
Book Rating: @@
Swearing: couple instances of h***, g**d***, d*** (more than I would like)
Inappropriate Scenes: None
# of Pages: 293 (hardcover)
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
LLFTB: Sometimes the best things are right in front of your eyes, but you don't realize it because you're too busy to notice.

Back Blurb:

   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 the casual dating type--the instant they "bond," its 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 as smoothly as you planned.

My Review:

  You guys know the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover?" Well, I did. NEVER AGAIN!!! (i say that, but i probably won't follow it) I loved this book's cover, it just drew me in for some reason. I read the blurb saw that it was about mermaids and thought I'd give it a try, seeing as how there aren't very many mermaid books out there. hmm. Where do I start. The fishing metaphors got really tiring. I understand that the author was trying to give the impression that Lily wasn't fully human but it did get really annoying. I thought Lily was rather shallow. Every idiot out there could see that Quince liked her and that he was a nice guy. Except.......her. She was too busy chasing Brody. The swimmer. The really popular dude. Everything Quince said about Brody was right but she was too stupid to see it. She was kind of like a bird running into a clear window. She never learned. Just went ahead and chased after him again. And again. And again. My favorite character was Quince. And Brody totally deserved what Quince did to him at the end. This book just wasn't my cup of tea. But try it out! You might like it! :)

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