Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2)




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)


Book Details

Title: Fins Are Forever

Author: Tera Lynn Childs

Hardcover: 272 pages

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: June 28, 2011

ISBN-10: 0061914681

ISBN-13: 978-0061914683

Author’s Website

Source: Library




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.


Happy Reading,



It's good. I had fun for the most part.


Recommended For

12 and up: There is kissing, and very scary SAT talk. LOL   


Other Books In This Series

Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1)Just for Fins (Fins, #3)


  1. Hi! thanx for the honest review my dear ^^
    it looks like a good read but not a mind blowing. Still, Im putting it in my list =)

    muah! happy reading!
    Dazzling Reads

  2. I haven't heard too much about these books. I appreciate an honest review, and I think I might give these books a chance.

  3. They are great for a fun light escape. I think I read Fins Are Forever in just a few hours:)

  4. I've never really LOVED any mermaid book I just have a hard time with the beings. Dunno why, though. These sound ok though - fun and light. Awesome review!

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