Thursday, May 27, 2010

Teasers - The Good and The Bad

Forgive My Fins

Written by: Tera Lynn Childs

Released: June 1, 2010 by Katherine Tegen Books

Summary: 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 – when 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.

Teaser chapters are, at least I think so, the most horrible thing ever while still being absolutely amazing.

Case and point; I found the first 6 chapters and first 60 pages online of Forgive My Fins and, of course, I read it because this book has been enticing me for over a month. Plus, mermaid books are amazing and I was excited to see how this was written. Anyways, it was just getting into the juicy stuff, the ‘oh my god what is going to happen’ stuff, and it stops. However I was able to get a really good feel for the book and it’s made me even more excited to read it next week when it’s released.

One thing though is that I think I know partially what’s going to happen – at least on the romance side of things. Then again, I could be completely wrong… but my intuition is telling me different. Personally, I think that Lily is going to stop with the Brody-wanting and eventually (though I can’t guess how) end up with Quince. But that’s just me.

Another thing that I don’t fully understand is why on Goodreads it lists the publisher as Katherine Tegen Books where as Chapters lists it as HarperCollins… Oh well. It also has two different release dated on Goodreads for the hardcover.

Still, I’m excited to get my hands on this book soon and from the few chapters that I have read, I’m guessing it’s going to be a 7+/10 for me.

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