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Friday, January 28, 2011

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Description

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.

About the Author

Tera Lynn Childs (Authora neo) is a newly discovered species of authorfish who always dreamed of being a mermaid but never got closer than a career as a competitive swimmer. She loves to spend as much time as possible in and around water (until her fingertips turn all pruny) in the vain hope that one day her legs will magically turn into fins. When stuck on land, Authora neo can be found writing in coffee shops across the country, prowling for cool mermaid gear on Etsy, and spending way too much time online.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061914657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061914652
SOURCE:  Traded with another blogger.




MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

**slight spoilers -- don't read after the first paragraph**

This is a super fast read and much like a candy bar, you are done and wondering where it all went.  Well, at least this won't spend a life time on my hips.  I still think about this one wistfully and how cute and sweet it is.  This is just so much fun!  There are so many adorable puns and cute ways Lily has about cussing -- my favorite, son of a swordfish! This is a pretty clean book with only some G rated kissing and not much else, although Lily does fantasize about it a lot.  If you enjoy Kelly McClymber Salem Cheerleader series, you will really enjoy this one.

The story introduces us to Lily Sanderson (her name is the first of many fish puns) and her life on Florida coast where she is trying to blend in with the locals even though she is a mermaid princess of Thalassinia and discover her half human side.  Lily has one goal and that is to kiss the hot hunk Brody she has set her sights on to help her rule her kingdom. Of course, nothing goes according to plan and her first kiss which bonds her to the gentleman for life ends up with her annoying neighbor, Quince. 

Quince is all wrong for Lily, or so she thinks.  Quince has been in love with her since he first met her, but doesn't let on.  It is only when Lily explains the seriousness of that first kiss, that he truly understands what Lily is and will become.  Just like any fairy tale, this one has a happy ending, but not exactly what you might think.  Lily shows true maturity in realizing that she care about Quince, but can't condemn him to her lifestyle until they work their way through many issues.


WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK (ARC) ?

Contest is open to anyone with reliable mail service
YOU MUST BY OVER 13 YEARS OLD
Contest ends on 2.11.11 and the winner will be chosen by Random.org on 2.12.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
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86 comments:

  1. Thanks for another chance to win

    I have never read any mermaid story. The synopsis is intriguing. I'd love to read the whole chapters

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  2. I love Forgive My Fins, especially the character Quince! At times I coudn't stand Lily, but loved her in the end. They make a good couple :) It was such fun to read I kept borrowing it from the library. I was always upset when I had to return it, but hopefully this might just be keepsake :P
    Thank you for the chance!! :D

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  3. I haven't read this book but I'd love to! I've read only great things about this author

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  4. I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I haven't hear about this book, but the description sounds interesting, so please count me in =) Thanks for the post and the giveaway =)
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  6. This sounds good. Would love the chance to read it. And I love the cover. Those colors are beautiful! (And my favorites.) :0)

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  7. thank you for this great giveaway!!;).Love to read this book, hope to win this.
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  8. Hey!
    I have this book on my TBR list and even though it was one of my favorite book covers of 2010, I didn't have the chance to read it. Yet.:D Thanks for the review, it sounds fun and interesting and I'll try to get to it ASAP. Also, thanks for the giveaway and for making it International!
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  9. I've read great reviews about this book... and I've never read a book abbout mermaid. That would be a great start :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I haven't read this book but I would love to.

    Thanks you!!!

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  11. In high school I was a synchronized swimmer and loved it. I'd love to read this book.
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  12. Thanks for the giveaway. I also tweeted about it.

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  13. Thanks for this giveaway!!

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  14. I have been wanting to read this one for a while! It sounds so cute.
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  15. I really enjoyed Childs' Oh My Gods books, so can't wait to see what she cooks up under the sea!

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  16. Haven't read this one yet but I am excited to!
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  17. I've heard a lot of great things about this book and your review made it sound so much fun! Thanks for the opp!

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  18. Thank you so much for this opportunity!! Mermaid stories are always wonderful!

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  19. Thank you for the chance!

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win :) I tweeted!

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  21. I would love to win this book, thanks so much for the chance

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  22. Tweet:1/29
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  29. I haven't read many mermaid stories, so thanks for the chance to win one!

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  30. I love reading mermaid stories! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I have never read a book about mermaids before. I'd love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  37. Daily Entry 2/1

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  38. Great giveaway! Thanks so much! =) I'm really curious about Forgive My Fins! Never read a mermaid story!

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  41. I adored this book! The cover is what caught my attention. Very cute book. :) Thanks to you for sponsored the giveaway! :)

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  42. Thank you so much great giveaway!
    tweeted too
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  43. Daily entry 2/2. Thanks!
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  46. OMG I've heard so much good things about this book and it's gonna be a while until it's going to be published in my country, so I really hope to win it :)
    Thanks a lot!
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  48. Tweet:2/3
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  49. Daily entry 2/3. Thanks!
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  51. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love this book!

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  52. Daily entry 2/4. Happy Friday!
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  54. I tweeted
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  57. Daily entry 2/5. Thanks!
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  58. Happy Saturday! :) I just realized that Forgive my Fins will be one of the first mermaid stories I'd ever read :) (well the first one was the little mermaid ages ago xD)

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  63. thank you :D

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  67. Daily entry 2/7. Thanks!
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  69. Thank so much for this opportunity and great giveaway!!
    I would love the chance to read it!!

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  72. yay 2 days left wuhuuuuuuuu!!!! It would make my week if I'd win this book :D

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  73. Daily entry 2/9. Thanks!
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  79. Daily Entry 2/11

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  80. Lucky last day?! 2/11!
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  81. one day left wuhu! crossing my fingers!
    Thanks a lot for this giveaway!
    Liebe Gruesse aus Deutschland :D (Greetings from Germany)

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  82. I would love to win Forgive My Fins I have heard so many great things about it and I cannot wait to read it.
    Thank you for this giveaway.

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  86. DAWN -- librarygrinch



    An email has been sent to the lucky person named above (first part of their email address in case my note ends up in spam). The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

    Thanks to all who entered.


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