Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn ChildsFins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

Fins Are Forever

byTera Lynn Childs

Paperback | July 3, 2012

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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, Doe, to stay with her on land. 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 is the award-winning author of several books for teens, including the first two books in the Sweet Venom series, the mermaid romancesForgive My Fins,Fins Are Forever, andJust for Fins, as well as another mythology-inspired series, includingOh. My. Gods.andGoddess Boot Camp. Although Tera always dreamed of discovering a...
Title:Fins Are ForeverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061914703

ISBN - 13:9780061914706


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great novel in the series Yet another great underwater story filled with adventures, love and many mishaps. I couldn’t wait to pick this book up after reading the first in the series and I have to say I have not been disappointed yet. I love Lily and her crazy life, funny jealous and sarcastic boyfriend Quince, and of course everything in her life is turned upside down in the novel where she begins to feel the pressures of her actions and choices and needs to decide what is best for both herself and her kingdom. God, I can’t help but smile whenever I read about Quince. About when he kisses her and when she can barely resist the temptation to touch his biceps at random. I can’t help laughing when she almost flies through the air wanting to strangle her cousin and others need to keep her at bay. And best of all I love when she gets distracted and comes up with funny excuses to her actions. The character of Lily is a funny awkward girl that carries the world on her shoulders while still trying to remain normal. But, of course, she’s far from normal. This merprincess knows how to hold her own and make a mark in the life of those around her. The fin flicking tale leaves me wanting more of everything. Sure the romance is fantastic in this novel but the mishaps, the characters, and the beautifully described underwater worlds are what make me want to come back and read more. I smile at the idea of her cleaning algae off the roofs of the buildings and I smile at the idea of her crashing Quince’s motorcycle so many times he’s almost calling the lessons quits. I just love it all. Good: Lily—very funny, very strong, and very very stubborn. Quince—this man can be jealous over me anytime. Those biceps, that smile, the wink, the sarcasm, the biker boots, and the love that he has for Lily. What girl wouldn’t swoon over that? Tellin—this is going to get very interesting Doe—I like her role in this one Brody—I like him better in this one Bad: Sadly because Quince and Lily are finally together their banter and sarcasm is less and less and I found this one not as funny as the first. In the first even when they were yelling at each other I was smiling and laughing. But if I have to settle for them being in love…well I guess I can. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall I love Tera Lynn Childs’ writing style. I never find anything wrong with it and never have to re-read it. And the fact that she can remember to put in so much aquatic related slang makes me quite proud to list her as one of my favourite readers. Overall this book was an aquatic adventure that brought me into another world, made me think about our actual world and environment and left me smiling and utterly happy. Viewer Type Recommendation: If you are a mermaid lover, or someone who loves a romantic comedy (of sorts) this is one for you. If you liked this you'll probably love: Hush, Hush, 1-800-Where-R-U series, The Mediator Series, Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side View more of my review and others at my blog:
Date published: 2012-03-27