Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs Review

"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?"

I always like the Fins Trilogy. Fins Are Forever is the second book of the Fins Trilogy. It's been awhile since I read the first book, so I'm slightly off on Fins. 

Fins Are Forever did a good job of recapping as it tells the plot and situations. As it go, the characters like Lily or Quince usually recap what happens in the first book as the situations or conflicts pop up. 

The plot is not so twisty or fun like the first book. In my opinion, Fins Are Forever is a boring book, written to just get readers excited about nothing. (Sorry, Tera Lynn Childs.) The setting is much better than the plot. I love the under the sea castle. Too bad, there isn't a part in the book where the crab, all the sudden, sings some random song about how great is the sea. 

The ending is so weird and not so surprising. I mean, we all know what it is going to be like in the end, but it's the 'how' that is interesting. Wow, Lily, you have to make that decision, but then Lily is the princess and princesses/rulers should make the best choice for their kingdoms.

Off-topic: I hope the last book doesn't turn Barbie at the last second.

Lilywater is sometimes a little too whiny that I just want to give her the... She's a little ignorant about life and can't but help failing the SATs and her GPA. Lily is getting the little picture; she's not exactly getting the bigger picture until the end. For most of the book, she's in her own little world. (Isn't she blond?)

Quince is better than Lily. He's smart and cute! Despite her innocence and ignorance, Quince sticks around Lily. The chemistry between Quince and Lily isn't that strong in Fins Are Forever. It's would be prefered if there is more Quince/Lily moments. Quince is forgiving and has a bad boy attitude. (Yes, he still has it.)

Rating: Three out of Five.

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