Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Eyecatcher: Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Forgive My Fins
by Tera Lynn Childs
Katherine Tegen (HarperCollins)
Release Date: June 1, 2010
from the author's site:
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—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.
why it caught my eye:
It's about mermaids! Need I say more? I was in first or second grade when Disney released The Little Mermaid and I've been fascinated ever since. Tera has been tweeting about this book for a while now and ever since I first heard about it I've been looking forward to the release of Forgive My Fins and the subsequent books. I can't wait to pick up my copy, payday just needs to get here. :)