Review: Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 4 November, 2011 | 1 Comment



Review: Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn ChildsFins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Fins #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Published by HarperTeen (6.28.2011)
Hardcover, 261 pages
Source: Library


4 Stars

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?

My Review

My first thought upon finishing this book: Ahhhhhhhh.
I love happy endings, and I especially love books that leave no loose ends. 
 
There’s trouble in paradise when Lily’s squid-brain cousin, Dosinia, shows up to live with her and learn the ways of humans. Things soon get knee-deep as said cousin takes an instant liking to Lily’s ex-crush. In an ironic twist of fate, Lily makes an unexpected trip home to visit.
 
I must say I admire Lily for not knocking the carp out of Doe. She keeps her cool when I, as the reader, am sitting here thinking, OMG just punch her teeth out already!!!! Once again, Childs put me right into the story with her brilliant and witty writing.
 
I don’t have much to say about this book because I liked it so much (and I don’t want to give anything away). There’s nothing irritating for me to pick apart and critique. Just like Forgive My Fins, this one was a quick and satisfying read.
 
assessment
Plot: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Pace: 3.5/5
There were a few parts where Lily was all school talk with tests and SATs and college that I got a little bored.
Cover: 4/5


Overall rating: 4/5 starfish


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Jessi (Geo)

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