Title: Fins are Forever
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: June 28th, 2011
Series: Fins #2
Number of Pages: 261
Publisher:Kateryne Tegen Books
On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.
Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?
The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?
Tera Lynn Childs’s sequel to Forgive My Fins offers another tail-flicking romance with plenty of fun, sun, and underwater adventure.
This is the cute sequel to Forgive my Fins, which I had like. If I’m completely honest, the sequel wasn’t as good as the first, but it was still an enjoyable Summer read. It was short and sweet, as I read it in a little more than two hours.
The story is fluffy. There’s not a lot of mystery, but it is cute. Lily can be really dumb, but it is part of her charm. I just wish we could have seen more of the Quince and Lily interaction, but the book was more about Doe and Lily, which wasn’t my cup of tea. It’s not that I don’t like Doe, it’s just that I don’t love her like I love Quince. There’s something so cute when she’s with Quince. When she’s with Doe, she just comes across as a spoil brat in my opinion. The ending left me a little unsure of how I felt. That’s not how I would have like the book to end.
Lily is not my favorite character in the book. I just feel like she needs to grow up a little. Everything seems to revolve around her. Quince is the most amazing character of the books. I simply adore him. He seems like he knows what he’s doing. He’s more confident and mature. Doe was like the most annoying little sister you can ever have. Jealous and self-centered. Then, of course, Brody comes in the story because of her. He sounds so dumb in the book. I don’t understand how she could have had a crush on him for so long. Seriously.
Even if I didn’t think it was as good as the first book of the series, it was still an enjoyable fluffy summer read. I’m curious though to see if Lily will be back for more or not…