Book View: Fins Are Forever

Book View: Fins Are ForeverFins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Fins #2
Published by HarperCollins on June 28th 2011
Pages: 272
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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?

Review: Forgive My Fins
 
Short and Sweet:
Ever since I finished Tera Lynn Childs' Sweet Venom, I have been promising myself that I would go back and read her other books. Having breezed through Forgive My Fins a few nights ago, I was dying to dive back into Lily's world.
 
Fins Are Forever picks up where Forgive My Fins left off. Lily and Quinn are in the beginning stages of their relationship. And although she has promised herself to land, not the ocean, it is the ocean that keeps calling to her. Unsure of what to do, Lily does what comes naturally and creates havoc in her wake.
 
There were so many things that I loved about this book. The quick pacing. The wonderful characters. The growing relationship of Lily and Quinn. I ate it all up. And as much as I loved Fins Are Forever, it sadly was missing that super spark that was in Forgive My Fins. Maybe it was because the focus has shifted to Doe and Brody. Or maybe because it was the second book in a series. I honestly don't know.
 
Final Verdict:
Fins Are Forever was almost exactly what I was hoping it would be for a sequel. A quick, summer type read that I perfect when you are looking for something a little different. And the ending!! Oh my goodness. I didn't see that coming from a mile away.

Kate

Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.

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One response to “Book View: Fins Are Forever

  1. I’ve had this one on my shelf for a while now but just haven’t gotten around to reading it. Hearing it’s missing some of the sparkle of it’s predecessor gives me a bit of pause though. I liked the first one, but didn’t love it, so if Fins Are Forever isn’t as good as Forgive My Fins, I might still wait a bit before diving in (pun intended!).

    Smiles!
    Lori

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