Forgive My Fins
By Tera Lynn Childs
(Katherine Tegen Books, Paperback, 9780061914676, 336pp.)
Publication Date: July 2011
Unrequited love is hard enough when youre a normal teenage girl, but for Lily Sanderson, theres no such thing as a simple crush.
Lily has a secret, and its not her huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Lilys mermaid identity is a secret that cant get out, since shes not just any mermaidshes a Thalassinian princess. When she discovered three years ago that her mother was actually a human, Lily finally realized why she didnt feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and shes been going to Seaview High ever since. Living on land has its problemslike her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcherbut it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids arent really the casual dating typewhen they bond, its for life.
When Lilys attempt to win Brodys love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.
Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of several books for teens, including the mermaid romances Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever, as well as another mythology-inspired series, Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp. Although Tera always dreamed of discovering a secret twin (or triplet), she is sad to report she remains an only child.
“Full of fishy expressions, mermaid lore, and breathless underwater kisses, this lighter-than-air read will charm teens and tween girls who prefer their supernatural romances to be more Meg Cabot than Stephenie Meyer.”
“Tera Lynn Childs has created an enchanting world of romance, magic and endearing characters you can’t help but root for. FORGIVE MY FINS had me hooked from page one, and I can’t wait to immerse myself in its sequel! I simply adored this book!”
-Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“bubbly, inventive and well worth a plunge”
“you can’t ask for a much more perfect beach read”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books