Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs: A book review

Title: Forgive My Fins

Author: Tera Lynn Childs

Started Date: March 8, 2012

Finished Date: March 11 2012

Rating: 4/5 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.”


This is my first mermaid book. I like mermaids so I decided to read it. It was fun and light read. I’m torn between giving it a 4 or 3, so I settled with 3.5 because I hate the main character, Lily. She’s so irritating, and she’s a pessimist too. It’s like the whole book consists of her nagging moments and her complaints about Quince, the boy-next-door who likes her but also her pain in the head. She’s also obsessed with her crush Brody. I just finished and liked the book because of Quince, he has a bad boy character but he’s also lovable when it comes to Lily. She doesn’t deserve him at all. At least, the book is a happy ending, but I won’t read the next book, maybe I’ll read it someday if I change my mind in the future. I won’t say much, it seems I don’t need extra effort to write this review. I still recommend it if you like an easy, fun, light read for the summer, and if you don’t easily get irritated by a weak main character. 😉