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Fins Are Forever
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Fins Are Forever
Fins Series, Book 2
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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.

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.

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  • Lexile:
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  • Interest Level:
    MG+
  • Text Difficulty:
    3 - 4

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About the Author-
  • Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of several books for teens, including the first two books in the Sweet Venom series, the mermaid romances Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever, and Just for Fins, as well as another mythology-inspired series, including Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp. Although Tera always dreamed of discovering a secret twin (or triplet), she is sad to report she remains an only child.

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  • Kirkus

    May 1, 2011

    The second installment to Childs' mermaid-princess adventure (after Forgive My Fins, 2010) takes up just weeks after the Seaview high schooler has resolved to renounce her title to the underwater Thalassinia throne and become a "terraped" college-bound senior.

    Princess Waterlily, daughter of King Whelk, would rather settle down as the plebian Lily Sanderson with her boyfriend, Quince—the pesky neighbor of the former tale, now love-object—than assume her royal Thalassinian duties. Or would she? Lily makes a perfunctory stab at studying for her SATs and applying to a marine-biology program at a community college, when she is distracted by the sudden visit of her despised younger cousin, Dosinia. Sent by the king to live with Lily and her Aunt Rachel in order to learn how to appreciate humans, the flirtatious Doe charms Lily's old crush Brody instantly—even bonding with him by kiss!—and generally making Lily's life miserable in the two weeks leading up to her 18th birthday, when she plans to renounce the throne. Childs works in plenty of sea-worthy puns, though the plotting feels a little fishy and repetitive in this insistently lovey-dovey tale. Moreover, Lily's cavalier ambivalence about assuming her patriotic duties and her air-brained negligence of her academic pursuits seem sadly retrograde.

    For established fans of the first. (Fiction. 12 & up)

    (COPYRIGHT (2011) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

  • School Library Journal

    July 1, 2011

    Gr 6-9-In the opening pages of this charming sequel to Forgive My Fins (HarperCollins, 2010), half-human, half-mermaid Waterlily has her life planned out. As of midnight on her 18th birthday, she will renounce her title as future queen of the undersea kingdom of Thalassinia in exchange for life on land with her human true love, Quince. Her only concern? Passing her SATs. Then a turn of the tides brings bratty cousin Doe to her doorstep. Exiled without her Mer powers for acting on her grudge against humanity, Doe must learn to appreciate the human world before being welcomed back to the sea. And it's Lily's responsibility to teach her how to do so. All is going swimmingly until an unexpected blast from Lily's past washes ashore and proposes an unorthodox way to unite the two worlds. Now Lily is caught in a riptide between what her heart wants and what her head knows is right. Childs has crafted a delightful tale populated with likable characters and imaginative settings. With mermaid fiction on a rise in popularity, this bubbly, lighthearted romance is sure to make a splash.-Alissa J. LeMerise, Oxford Public Library, MI

    Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • DOGO Books cherrycoke - This book was great. It's about a mermaid princess, which can sound very childish. But it contains some romance and is more of a teen's book. The story is a little sophisticated to explain in a short review, but if you are age 13-14 (I'm 11 but considered precocious), read it. You'll enjoy it, I promise.
  • Booklist

    July 1, 2011
    Grades 9-12 In this sequel to Forgive My Fins (2010), Lily, a half-human and half-mermaid princess, has decided to renounce the throne on her upcoming eighteenth birthday to join her boyfriend, Quince, on land andif she can pass the SATsattend college. Unexpected complications arise, though, after her cousin arrives, and Lily finds herself caught between love; her obligations, above and under water; and being true to herselfwith no easy answers. Lily is a lively protagonist whose breezy narrative describes uncertainties and struggles teens will easily recognize, and readers of the first title will look forward to future adventures.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2011, American Library Association.)

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