Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Review for Fins Are Forever (Fins #2) by Tera Lynn Childs

Posted by Donna
Release Date:  June 28th, 2011
Finished Date: June 29th, 2011
Publishers: Templar
Source: Bought
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272

On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mer girl, true, but signing the renunciation paperwork 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, 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 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 dreams?

The Review: You all know how much I loved Forgive my Fins…so yes, Fins are Forever had been pre-ordered for a while and now I’ve finished it, I’m left wanting so much more! 

Fins are Forever starts a few weeks after the first book finishes. Lily is now back home and dating Quince after deciding to stay on land. She’s also preparing her life for college, SAT’s and finally giving up her title as Princess. When her bratty little cousin gets herself exiled from Thalissinia, its Lily’s duty getting her back on track but what she doesn’t expect is for Dosinia to bond with Brody, her former ex-crush. While Lily has to deal with Dosinia, she also has to deal with the arrival of Tellin, a former best friend that has a proposal for her…..he wants her to bond with him in order to save their Kingdoms. Lily wants nothing more than to save her kingdom and become a true Princess but could she really leave Quince behind? 

I loved it! I didn’t love it as much as book one so I’ve decided to rate this one 4.5 out of 5. Tera Lynn Childs has created a fantastic sequel with her quirky and fun writing and once again we’re sucked into the magical world of Thalissinia and I absolutely want more! This book is totally pure YA but that’s why I love it so much, it’s such a fun, enjoyable read who could not love it. 

The storyline this time around wasn’t as strong as before but it was still a great read. With Dosinia thrown in the mix to some trouble up, then there’s bound to be trouble but I loved what Tera did with her character. I didn’t find her annoying or whiney which I was expecting but I actually really enjoyed her character and yes, I’ll admit I was a little shocked where the storyline went between Doe and Brody but I loved it in the end. It was also nice to see Brody redeem himself too. 

I’m glad we got to see Thalissinia once again, I love being able to imagine the world and when I do picture it, I see the Little Mermaid. Mermaid stories have always been a tough one for me to follow but Tera pulls it off nicely and the Fins series is definitely my favourite mermaid series. 

Now the only downside to the story was Quince’s presence in the book. He was there but not as much as I would of liked. His relationship with Lily has quickly gone past the getting to know you stage and they’ve settled into to a relationship. It now seems like they’ve been together for years rather than weeks. I was really looking forward to seeing them just starting out but it didn’t happen so I guess it felt a little….rushed. 

Now I’ve finished the book, all I can think about is “WILL THERE BE A THIRD BOOK?” I can’t seem to find any news on it. My fingers are crossed because after the ending, even though things were tied up pretty nicely, the story felt unfinished… I’m hoping for some news soon otherwise, I will be completely disappointed. 

Overall, a fantastic book…anyone who loved the first book will love this book to. Highly recommended series. 


Bookish Brunette said...

I still have to read the first one in this series!!!
The Bookish Brunette

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

I really want to read these series. It seems like a lot of fun plus your book boyfriend post yesterday! Great review :)