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10 thoughts on “Forgive My Fins

  1. says:

    I haven t read a mermaid story in so long I almost forgot they existed.I went into this one expecting to be buried under an avalanche of cuteness, and that s exactly what happened I m going to tell you right off the bat that it s childish and the main character immature as well as single focused on getting the boy she wants, so do not pick it up if you wish for great depth and a complex world.But do pick it up if you ve missed mermaids, too, and are often entertained by teenage girls who make poor decisions in the department of love Even the author is single minded Hello, there are other characters in the story, and yet they serve little to no purpose, unless it s to support torment Lily They do not stand on their own.Fortunately, Lily grows on you, and I have to say, I wasn t at all bothered by her love interest Well, the second one Yes, he acts like an alpha male sometimes and a jerk but I saw the good in him, and how can one not acknowledge his steaminess and undying love for Lily I can t give this book , despite its fun content, because I don t feel as though it s a worthy addition to the collection of mermaid stories out there, seeing that it is predictable and under developed, but I did find some of its elements unique, such as the idea of bonding through kisses and challenges linked to counselling required for a merperson to break a bond.That epilogue also got me really curious about the sequel Nicely played Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


  2. says:

    This book is corny In fact a wave of sadness overcomes me when I realize the depths that this author has sunk to Drowning her audience in a sea of underwater puns See I can do it too But seriously this book feels like it was written as an 11 year olds creative writing essay that just got out of hand If the character is mean they are a sea slug if they are nice they are an angel fish Constantly It just gets ridiculous But worst of all the characters are LAME Lily clearly has a persecution complex that is entirely unfounded in reality She is convinced that Quince yes like the fruit is out to ruin her life this is motivation for half the plot of the book and most of the whining Of which the latter is in great supply and the former is basically non existent Unfortunately the only evidence of Quinces Sea slugish ways is a very brief moment where he points out that she has lip gloss on her cheek Oh how I wish my enemies where so cruel If you are twelve have a poor vocabulary and are very, very bored jump on in, the waters just to your liking, if not then swim for cover


  3. says:

    3.5 4 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading Den Plot points mentioned deal with aspects contained in the book blurb Is it just guppy love or a love as deep as the ocean Yes, I have been indoctrinated from all the puns in this book _ The sea puns and mermaid fish slang were a little jarring, at first, but son of swordfish as Lily would say , once I got into the flow, I was all bubbly smiley reading them and at times even chuckling Though I can see how the steady stream of puns could be annoyingly corny and induce seasickness if one wasn t partial to them Forgive My Fins is a cute, fun, quick and easy read This is the first book I ve read by Tera Lynn Childs It was also my first mermaid story, other than The Little Mermaid So, I can t compare it to any other YA mermaid books out there, but I did like the different twist from the Little Mermaid Almost 18 year old Lily Sanderson, half mermaid, half human, has been secretly in love with Brody Bennett, swim champion, for 3 years Quince Fletcher, on the other hand, has been nothing but an obnoxious, annoying blowfish of a biker boy neighbour and definitely NOT Lily s idea of a dream mermate.When a case of mistaken kisstaken identity at the Spring Fling ends up accidentally magically bonding Lily to Quince, Lily must reveal her secret to him and take him to her ocean home to meet Daddy dearest in the underwater kingdom of Thalassinia, to reverse this mistake of tsunami proportions Brody is the one that Lily wants to spend happily ever after under the sea with cue Under the Sea music I really liked Quince, from the beginning, and his behaviour towards Lily reminded me of little boys who pull the girl they like s pigtails to get their attention Quince s teasing manner, Lily s fiery reactions to him, and him calling Lily princess , also reminded me of the sparks between Han Solo and Princess Leia, which I love.One of the issues I had though, were the number of times Lily kept referring to the bond I understood it was to show Lily being in denial about any attraction she was developing towards Quince, the bane of her existence, and blaming it on the effects of the bond , but after a while it just felt like Ms Childs was hitting the reader over the head with a baby whale with it Ironically, the other issue I had was in relation to what I felt was a bit of a plot hole regarding mermaid bonding Despite those issues, however, I found myself smiling a lot reading this book, got a few yummy shivers, and definitely had a big smile on my face when I reached the end If you are looking for a deep read then swim away from this one, but if you re looking for something buoyant then dip your toes into this sweet and innocent tail Oops I mean tale _ If the puns in this review annoyed you, then you should probably steer clear of Forgive My Fins A few of my fave quotes I don t believe it, Quince says with absolute certainty I don t believe anything magical can make someone in love He looks me right in the eye as he says, Love is already the strongest magic in the world Oh, Lily, He says shaking his head I know about love About wanting and dreaming and wishing with every part of your soul I know enough to recognize the parts that are real and the parts that are only in my fantasy He turns his head slightly to face me, and I find myself saying, L like what Like when she cries and my heart tears into little shreds, and all I can think of is making her forget the source of her sadness His face is blank, emotionless His words and the underlying emotion bombarding me through the bond than make up for it That s real My voice is barely a whisper when I ask, And fantasy Believing she ll ever feel the same way When he pulls back, his eyes glow with the love I know is shining inside I m sure my eyes are glowing just as bright, because I can feel the tears of joy sliding down my cheeks.For several long minutes, we just smile at each other I m sure we look like stupidly in love teenagers to Aunt Rachel and whoever else happens to be watching but we know the truth There s nothing stupid about it Lord love a lobster, he has a beautiful chest Just had to toss that one in there And it s relevant to my visualisations below LOLMy Lily Taylor Swift My Quince Cam Gigandet COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in this review They are posted to add visuals to the review and for fun If any of these images are yours and you would like me to remove them, please let me know, and I will do so as soon as possible If I can identify the copyright, I will do so.


  4. says:

    This one wasn t for me It was somehow too pink, girly, fluffy and cute The story itself was very predictable, which only made me want to shake the heroine and make her see what was going on already Her absolute cluelessness really annoyed me And seriously, how can you be in love and I m referring to the I love you so much I want to marry you and spend the rest of my life with you kind of love here with someone you rarely talk to and don t really know that well I mean, having a crush, okay, but dreaming of marriage and wanting to tell that person your biggest secret Ahm, no.Concerning the love story concept it is pretty common in YA literature, but I ve seen it done better in other, contemporary novels Something Maybe by Elizabeth Scott comes to my mind, for example.The underwater world had a very disney like feel to it, and although I don t mind watching the occasional disney movie, it s not really what I m looking for in a book.This was my first real mermaid book, and it certainly won t be my last, but I m sure that there are better ones out there.


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    Looking for a fun, quick, cute, summer read Look no further Forgive My Fins has it all and Let s just say I m head over tail for the whimsical mermaid tale Such a cute story This is definitely a novel that will appeal to the upper ya crowd but at the same time, is something that I wouldn t hesitate to recommend to the younger ya and even mg readers.I adored Quincy from the first spitball mention Not really specifically because of the spitball, but because he seemed like the genuinely funny and incredibly sweet guy Don t ask me how I got all of that out of a spitball, but I just did.Lily was an excellent protagonist I was a little worried that she might come across as stuck up, since she was a princess and all, but she s incredibly humble and insecure She might have been fishy royalty, but teen girls won t have a hard time relating to her at all The novel was a bit predictable, but I still enjoyed the journey I loved the whole bonding issue, which I don t want to get into much, since it could be potentially spoilery But it was interesting to see how Childs invented her own mermaid mythology Did not see that epilogue coming though, I m hoping that may mean a sequel One can hope anyway And can I just say that I m so excited to see mermaids I ve always been.I loved Childs writing style in Oh My Gods and was glad to see that Forgive My Fins had that signature quirky, easy style And I m not embarrassed to admit that I giggled uncontrollably throughout most of this novel It was so much fun to read.Add this one to your summer read list


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    This is one of those stories that I got to read before starting to write reviews, but if I remember well I love it, so I should say at least one word or two about it.I am not sure why I like reading books about mermaids I blame it on The Little Mermaid, and the way I loved it so much as a kid that it s still somehow stuck in my head.So I picked up this book wanting to have a good time with it, I read it in one sitting and I had tons of fun with it It was cute, it was funny, sometimes just a bit silly, but enough to make me smile.I am still thinking that I should read the next books in the series, but we will see as there s plenty of fish in the sea, if you get what I mean.Anyways, it got 5stars from me back then, it would probably be around 4stars these days, but if you need something fluffy to read, this might be great for you too Enjoy it Image source. ____________________________________________Blog EN Facebook Twitter Tumblr Bloglovin Blog RO ____________________________________________


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    Pre review before I finish the book I know I m at least 12 years older than the targeted audience but stillI can and will appreciate good teenagers dramas However The stupidity and immaturity of the Main Character really is not endearing I kept rolling my eyes at a lot of things said MC had said and done I d been 17 years old once and I don t think teenagers at this age are that bad thoughts after I d finished reading This time I can t even say Oh what a great big disappointment because I d expected this book to be sucky even before I turned the first page Why Because I d already read Tera Lynn Childs YA paranormal novels which are based on the Medusa myths, and the two books I ve managed to read aren t doing great neither.See my short reviews for both Medusa myths retelling books here time, instead of Medusa and Greek myths, we have mermaid myth and a Little Mermaid retelling style of teenage school drama romance drama not my favorite genres, but I was still willing to give it a shot The good things about Forgive My Fins are that 1 it s a quick and easy read, 2 the tone is humorous and 3 some of the romantic plots are in fact interestingly written However, there are many flaws in the story s characters, plots and setting, those flaws just kept me rolling my eyes in disbelief 1 According to the author, there s a kingdom of merfolks somewhere near the American coastline, and somehow, the citizens of this ancient, magical kingdom under the sea happen to be able to all speak ENGLISH sighs 2 Lily, the female Main Character, is hopelessly stupid, boy crazed and immature, which might have been acceptable if she s only an ordinary teenager You see, I don t expect every single teenager to be smart and mature, but groans Goodness I d once been a teenager but I don t remember being that clueless and stupid like Lily Further, the real problem is,somehow our main character Lily is supposed to be the heir of the kingdom of merfolks and is expected to rule the kingdom as Queen in the future 3 the love triangle I don t even want to go into the details all I can say is that someone should have told Lily how silly it is to think you are going to spend the rest of your life with the first guy you had a crush on when you re 17 years old 4 According to the author, there s a supposed rule about mermaids mermen can only bond with one soul mate However, view spoiler turns out the merfolks can break off the bond with their King s permission, yada yada hide spoiler


  8. says:

    The last few days of my life have been tough A dear friend of mine entered into eternal life at only seventeen Over the past few days of mourning his death, I had one thing to look forward to everyday That one thing was Forgive My Fins.A very light read, exactly what I needed at this time, Forgive My Fins was very easy to get into and very smooth all the way There wasn t too much action, but it wasn t lacking either It is really fluffy and fun, which I really liked about it.You may know that mermaids are one of my top favorite paranormal creatures not sure if I like witches and Tera Lynn Childs mythology was so unique and magical that I found myself longing to be a part of it The world of Thalassania was one that was so beautifully magical that I would take a vacation there any day.Lily was a great protagonist She was flawed in a way that I haven t read in YA before, which was so refreshing She wasn t a super genius, but wasn t stupid either I was a little confused, however She was a princess, right Well she sure doesn t act like it She acts like a peasant, like everyone is better than her Lily s friends and family all had their ups and downs, but I ended up loving most of them The love triangle was perfect I was on one team for about of the book, but BAM At the end, I swam right over to the other side.Leaving you with an ending that will have you screaming for , Forgive My Fins is a great introduction into a great new series swimming with mermaids, love, and magic A perfect summer read I can t wait to dive into whatever else Childs has to offer.


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    I rate this mermaid romance, which I have impatiently waited almost a year for, 3,5 stars altogether It was really cute, but very predictable In core it reminded me a lot of Something, Maybe and other regular YA which tell the story of a girl nursing a long time crush on a boy she doesn t really know that well After 40 pages or so I was a tiny bit bored, but I held on tight I was reading a mermaid love story and it got better again As far as I am a mermaid here is my story books go, I liked both Teenage Mermaid also predictable, because basically a retelling and Ascension, which both offer a romantic plot, better The last books of the Ingo Series, especially The Deep, are also far enjoyable, if it is the underwater world and the different thinking of the merfolk the reader wants to immerge in Forgive my Fins has some interesting explanations about underwater breathing and the tolerance of the cold ocean water, but it stongly focusses on the romance part, the emotions, the joy and pain of teenage infatuation Be it either high school spring fling or underwater castle The text does not offer a lot of visuals It rather feels like skipping the landscape pictures of a slide show and getting only glimpses of beautiful things until the family pictures come into view and are to be admired and scrutinized So if you search for the next cute teenage romance with a likable heroine and a hunky hero who hides his feelings, choregraphed in front of a wet scenery for a change, you cannot go wrong by reading Forgive my Fins I, for my part, have decided against reading Fins Are Forever, though I will await the next mermaid themed book The Forbidden Sea I have on preorder now hoping it will offer the perfect mix mystery, love, thrill, a believable, well depicted underwater world and I heartily thank Tera Lynn Childs anyway for writing a mermaid book in times that clearly favour faeries, vampires and angels.


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    I don t think rating out of 5 stars gives enough room for judgment I prefer the standard school grading scaleMaybe a B It was a light, cute, fun book The cover is obviously stunning I love the greens and the blues I m not sure what she s supposed to be blowing out of her mouth, though Is there something I missed in the book Anyway, we are presented with Lily Sanderson half mermaid, half human She s nothing spectacular with her blonde hair yay , pale skin, and freckles And she s got this really annoying see intriguing neighborish boy, Quince, watching her every move Naturally, he s in love with her and sees her for the beautiful mythical creature that she is, instead of the freak she assumes to be But she has her eyes on superjock manslut Brody, with his abundance of luscious curls and hey, he swims like Michael Phelps Lily is convinced that he will be her mermate in life, once she kisses him with her fishy bondage wielding lips.Lily is an okay heroine, but suffers from extreme lack of awareness She s stubborn and na ve and insecure I didn t love her, but she was tolerable.Quince is my favorite character in the novel, though he comes off as quite the doormat He s got some really cute lines though Go Quince Lily s obsession with Brody gets annoying and is rather unwarranted as most high school crushes are , as there s no real chemistry between the two The world is enjoyable, but extremely similar to that of The Little Mermaid Trident wielding I realize I ve used this word twice King Check Secret Grotto where the light from the world above shines in Check I liked it, though.A solid effort from Tera Lynn Childs There is a cliffhanger, and I m definitely looking forward to seeing where this story goes in Fins are Forever, due out next year.


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