Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Release Date: 6/1/2010
Date Read: 1/22/11
I didn't realize this book would be so fun. I borrowed it from my library just because I couldn't find anything else. Then I read some reviews, and everyone seemed to enjoy this book. I was expecting some deep, romantic love, paranormal novel - and as much as I love those, there is only so many you can read - instead, this book was cute, funny, and smart. It reminded me of the Simon Romantic Comedies books. For those of you who don't know they are a series of standalone books, written by different authors, that stay along the lines of a teen chick-lit novel.
I liked that Lily was a completely normal girl, besides the mermaid part, with a huge crush on the wrong boy. While her "annoying" neighbor is obviously the one for her! I loved Quince, even his name is odd and cute, but who doesn't love a guy who will do anything for the girl he loves.
Predictable: Yes, but still a great beach read that will just make you smile.
Writing Style: 4/5
- Check out Simon Romantic Comedies Blog for similar style books!
- anything Rachel Hawthorne
For Aunt Rachel, I am the living heritage of her sister. For me, my aunt is the scrapbook of my mom’s life.
“Oh Lily,” he says shaking his head. “I know about love. I know about wanting and dreaming and wishing with every piece of your soul. I know enough to recognize the difference between the parts and the real and the parts that are only fantasies.”