Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
Book 2 in the Fins series
This book is corny and cutesy and full of cheesy sea-based humour- but I LOVE it! These books are so much fun, and I always have a smirk on my face while reading them.
Lily Sanderson is a half human and half mermaid princess- raised underwater but spending time on land with her human aunt, and attending high school. She has made the decision to renounce her title and give up the throne of Thalassinia, and live permanently on the land. This means studying hard to catch up at school and doing well on her SATs, so that she can go to college. But a visiting mer cousin is determined to cause trouble and makes things as difficult for her as possible.
I loved reading this book for the charming story, but also for the characters in it as well- Lily is so funny, and a whirlwind of chaos as wild as her hair, and boyfriend Quince is quirky and lovely, and really supportive of her. In this book we also have Lily's spiteful cousin Dosinia making things really interesting, and throwing everything into confusion for Lily. Lily never shies away from her responsibility though and takes on the difficult task of teaching her cousin some humanity. However, Doe only wants to cause trouble and involves Lily's old crush Brody in her schemes, completely distracting her from her college applications.
Lily loves Quince and is so torn between her desire to stay on land, and her duty to her kingdom, especially when her old friend and a prince from a neighbouring kingdom returns and Lily finds out that things in the kingdom are not as perfect as they seem. This book ends on an unexpected twist, but it really works and makes everything that Lily had decided on in doubt again.
These books aren't very long and I read this one and the previous one in one sitting, but they are little gems- very sweet, cute and imaginative. There's nothing on Amazon yet, but there's going to be another book, right?- RIGHT??!!