Forgive My Fins

Forgive My Fins

eBook - 2010
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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&́#x80;”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&́#x80;”like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher&́#x80;”but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type&́#x80;”the instant 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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, HarperCollins,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780062001528
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (336 pages)


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Mar 04, 2017

I guess you could say it is a romantic story. Our protagonist has had a major crush on this one boy for the longest time. I guess that is somewhat relatable. She doesn't know how to come out to him, that she likes him and that she is actually the heir to the mermaid kingdom her father rules. Being half human, and half-mer, the first one she kisses will be bonded to her for life. Now, here is the issue: someone other than who she wants kisses her. Uh oh. Desperate to get away from this relationship that she had wanted no part in, she drags her neighbour into her father's realm to demand that he remove the bond. But what if fate has its own way of swaying hearts? The ups and downs in this book are phenomenal, and being a person who likes puns I really enjoyed the comparisons. 4.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 03, 2013

It was a great book, but why the heck was Lily set on Brody? You kinda knew what was going to happen. Well whatever. I love this book and i recommend it everyone.

Jun 04, 2013

This book was amazing and well constructed. I could not make myself put it down, and I give it 5 stars (even though Lily was very frustrating at times and made me want to jump in the book and smack some sense into her).

mamiuno Nov 06, 2012

lol waitin 4 ma copy...........

Jul 11, 2012

I just have to say that this book fulfilled all my The Little Mermaid fantasies I've ever had. The descriptions of Thalassinia were beautiful and detailed and made me feel like I was actually there. I loved Lily's sense of humor, her toughness, and also her tenderness. She felt like a real teen girl to me with an authentic voice that really helped drive the novel. Oh boy, and Quince *squeal* LOVE! As a reader you can totally tell he's been in love with Lily forever and you are just on your toes waiting for her to realize it! I thought the progression of their relationship was very nicely and realistically paced (well as much as it can after Quince finds out the truth!). Forgive My Fins was such a fun, lighthearted paranormal read and I literally couldn't put it down (stayed up until 6am!). Already super excited to read the next book, Fins are Forever!

Apr 28, 2012

Not that great, but not too awful either. Worth a read because it's not very long, but don't hold it above priority on your reading lists. I found the beginning very promising, but the plot radically dwindled half way through.

Jan 26, 2012

This book is full of romance. So much it's overpowering. So much it gets a bit annoying. It goes back and forth between sea and land, and yet there is next to no adventure at all. I hate the main character (sorry, she annoys me), but the guy pining over her for very wishy-washy reasons is cool. I like him. Well, darn it all, because even though the book has a bad plot, I can't help but like it. I blame it on my teenaged hormones thirsty for any sort of romance, no matter how pathetic and dragged out it is.
Yes, I hate this book.
Yes, I like this book.
I hate myself for liking it.

owllover Jan 16, 2012

Fun summer read.

pgrod98 Sep 19, 2011

I loved this book! It was amazing!

Aug 22, 2011

Great book. Just loved it!

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Aug 31, 2011

“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 reconize the parts that are real and teh parts that are only in my fantasy." Ge turns his head slightly to face me,
and I find myself saying,"L-like what?"
"Like when she cries and my heart tears in to 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- more 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.”

Aug 01, 2010

"Wow," I gasp. "That was..." I can't find the words. He can. "Incredible." My eyes pop open and I am instantly alert. That didn't sound like Brody's voice. That sounded more like-- "Bet Benson could never kiss you like that."


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Saw303 Jan 09, 2016

Seventeen-year-old lily, half-mermaid and half-human, has been living on land and attending high school , where she develops a crush on a boy but is afraid to tell him of her true destiny as the ruler of the undersea kingdom.


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