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.
My Thoughts: I hesitated quite a while before I decided to buy this book. I was really put-off by the blue lips on the cover. Then I remembered how much I had enjoyed Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp and took the plunge (sorry about that). However, this was a cute, quick read and everything that I have come to expect in a book by Tera Lynn Childs.
I loved all the fishy idioms that Lily used. However, I kept wanting to shake Lily and tell her to "buy a clue". She was so single-minded in pursuit of Brody that she didn't even notice how great Quince was. I thought the descriptions of a teenage crush were right on. I could sympathize with Lily as she was afraid to talk to her crush. I just wish we could have had more from Quince's point of view.
I thought the descriptions of mermaid life and the kingdom of Thalassinia were fascinating.
I recommend this book to Middle Graders and YAs who want a quick light read that is very like contemporary romance fiction but with mermaids.
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