- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061914657
Summary: Lily Sanderson has a secret: not only does she have a crush on gorgeous Brody, she's also half human and half mermaid.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.
Review: There aren't enough mermaid books out there, so when I saw this one I was psyched to read it. With vampires, demons, and other paranormal books being popular the mythical characters are pushed aside. I got this book and began it immediately, I was done within a few hours. I really enjoyed it. Yes, it is predictable, I knew from literally page one, who the love interest was REALLY going to be, and who the main character Lily would end up with. I wasn't upset over finding I was right because I really liked him. I love the mental images I got while reading it, the underwater world of Thalissinian sounds so beautiful I wish I could visit. If I found out I was half mermaid, I'd want to live there. I would definitely recommend this book, and I can not wait for the second one!