Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The book, actually all of this series, starts out running and doesn't really have a slow point. I love it when a book just keeps moving along. The story begins on Reychel's fifteenth birthday, when she wakes up and realizes her best friend Ivy, also a slave, is not in her bed. In Ivy's place is a coin, an anathema, with a mother and child on it. Anathema are usually left in place of a rescued slave and Reychel convinces the other slaves that Ivy has just left for her work earlier. Reychel is freaked out because she will have to face her branding without her BFF and the baby on the coin WINKED at her. Yeah and that is just the start of the book, it does not let up. Reychel is placed in a dungeon because of a story that she tells the king and is rescued by the same people that rescued Ivy and is sent to live with Johna, whom I love, to learn to use her gift.
Reychel and almost all of the people native to her island are enslaved by the Malborn, foreign invaders. Reychel's is one of the gifted of her people, but she had no idea until Ivy, who is also gifted, tells her. Ivy can calm anyone down, but not only that she can sooth them so much that she messes with their minds. This is also about the time that Reychel learns that the only person ever born with the gift of prophecy gave a prophecy that the next person born with the gift would free the enslaved people.
You know Reychel is different from the start, because the king never allows her to go outside or even look out a window unless she is in his presence. Don't worry I'm not going to give away anything else, except to say that Mark is awesome. You'll love him too. Because you are going to go get this book...which is still free on Amazon if you have a Kindle.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?
There are so many bloggers that I’m thankful for. The blogs that I read before I started blogging:
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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. (Goodreads)
Title: Fins Are Forever
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: June 28, 2011
I held off on reading Fins Are Forever until my recent vacation to Florida to get a better feel of the setting…it made sense to me. I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, but I did enjoy some characters enough to wonder what would happen in this installment of the Fins series. You can read my review of Forgive My Fins HERE.
I found myself liking Fins Are Forever much more than Forgive My Fins, which was a nice surprise. This was fun and light. The perfect vacation or holiday read because even though it is almost 300 pages the lettering is big. I didn’t get annoyed at all the fish references this time because it seems there are not as many of them.
Lily is now living on land and trying to figure out her future now that she will not be queen of Thalassinia. I liked Lily’s character in Fins Are Forever. I was so happy to see that Ms. Childs had matured her character and leveled her out some. I do wish I could have seen Lily with Quince more. Quince was my favorite character from book one and I felt like I only saw him coming or going in Fins are Forever.
I enjoyed the plot of Fins Are Forever. I liked not knowing at the turn of every page what was going to happen, but I would have liked more time to enjoy it. For example in the case of Doe. I liked were everything was going with her character, and I liked the end resolve. But, I would have liked to have seen that resolve a lot more than just being told what happened.
Overall I enjoyed Fins Are Forever and I will read the next. This series is great when you’re in that fluffy and fun kind of mood.
It's good. I had fun for the most part.
12 and up: There is kissing, and very scary SAT talk. LOL
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