Thursday, July 8, 2010
Forgive My Fins is a cute and humorous read with an imaginative concept. Childs' depiction of Thalisinnia is vivid and wonderfully detailed and Lily is an enthusiastic character whose love for water, bright colors, and marine sayings make her a wholly convincing and entertaining mermaid. It is obvious to the reader that Quince likes Lily (who valiantly tries to resist his charms), and their chemistry and Quince's charm are magnetic, which makes for a lot of funny mishaps and frustration on Lily's part. Though it does get a little tiring that Lily refuses to see that Quince genuinely does like her, and Brody will most likely end up being a "blowfish", Childs does throw in a bit of a twist at the end, making for a slightly surprising but healthy, smart, and satisfying conclusion. Forgive My Fins is quite an engaging and fun read, and readers will be eager for the next book, Fins Are Forever, to float this direction soon.
Cover Comments: I love all of the color in this cover! It's very fun and magical, which is just perfect for this book.
ARC received from publisher.