THIS IS THE SECOND BOOK IN A SERIES. Read my review of the first book: Forgive My Fins

Title: Fins Are Forever
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 272
Series: Fins #2
Source: Library

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.

My Thoughts:
First let’s talk about the cover. I love this paperback cover version from Templar Publishing. It doesn’t come out until April. Here’s the hardback cover:

This one doesn’t work for me because she has blue/green hair and blue lips and blue eye makeup. The way I pictured Lily was with beautiful long blond hair that flows around her in the water and a natural beauty with minimal makeup. Which is why I love the paperback cover.

Fins Are Forever starts one week after the end of the first book, Forgive My Fins. I like how the story line picks up from there and keeps moving. I loved the romantic dilemma/ arguing that took place during the first book. It’s refreshing when the love interest couple hate each other in the beginning. This book didn’t have as much of that. I still was interested with the problems and decisions Lily had to face, and I wanted to see how it all would turn out for her and Quince.

We get to know Brody, Lily’s huge crush in book one, and Dosinia, Lily’s younger cousin, a little more. Both characters you might not like at first, but they just might grow on you.

Things are tense and suspenseful because there are huge decisions Lily has to make with non-negotiable time limits that affect her future. Lily is trying to do well on the SATs so she can get into college, and she still has to renounce her title as princess.

It’s a fun book! I really enjoyed it. What girl hasn’t pretended to be a mermaid?! With a backyard pool growing up I was a mermaid every summer. 🙂

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing, mention of side characters making out )
Language: mild ( God-2, h***-2, d***-2, a**-1 )
Violence: none

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