Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Reviewed by: Sabrina
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.
Fins Are Forever is a quick, fun read. It was interesting to see Lily try to decide once more where she belongs-as an ordinary girl on land with the boy she loves or a princess with a responsibility for her beloved kingdom. In other words, duty or her heart?
With her eighteenth birthday (and college) coming up fast, she has to choose before the decision is made for her.
Thrown into the mix is Doe, Lily’s annoying cousin, who seems to be having backstage romance with Brody, and Tellin, Lily’s childhood friend, who seems intent on bonding with Lily. Can this mermaid get a flippin’ break?
Lily seems to become more responsible in this book and takes more consideration to her decision that was at the end of Forgive My Fins.
I didn’t like that everything seemed to be solved with a quick, easy answer. There was not much conflict. Fins Are Forever seems to be more of a quiet epilogue.