- Series: Forgive My Fins (Book 2)
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (June 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780061914683
- ISBN-13: 978-0061914683
- ASIN: 0061914681
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,556,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fins Are Forever (Forgive My Fins) Hardcover – June 28, 2011
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Forgive my Fins was great and so I had high expectation for Fins are Forever to be equally good!! However, I think that Fins are Forever was better than my expectations! I devoured the book as fast as possible and might even go back through and read it again! You know the author is great when the second book in the series doesn't have the case of "boring middle book" syndrome but is just as exciting as book one!
The new twists of Lily's bratty younger cousin Doe showing up was great! She is one of those characters you hate but find a bit amusing and appealing! The trouble she brings to the book adds a bit of additional humor to the story that is great!
Again, the plot in this series is unlike anything I've ever read and is so engrossing that it is hard to imagine waiting for the additional books in the series to be released! The ending was a bit predictable but still not disappointing in the least.
The romance is of course the most important part of this story and I loved it in Fins are Forever. I wish there were more kissing scenes between Lily and Quince but what Childs gives us is great! There was a mild make-out session between 2 other characters but it was all done very clean and I would say this book is appropriate for any age group!
One of my favorite things about Tera Lynn Childs writing is that her stories are fun, easy going, delightful but so engaging that you are thinking about the story for a long time after reading it and it is hard not to compare every other mermaid book out there to this outstanding series!
This was a great summer read that you should run out and buy even if you are not a young adult! I am almost 30 and this book has made my favorites list! Not sure how I will survive waiting for book 3.
Warning:Contains spoilers for Forgive my Fins - the first book in the series.
Lily has chosen to renunciate her title as Princess Waterlily to be with her true love Quince and live forever on land. She is having a few tiny misgivings though. The usually perpetually perky Lily is having a bit of a hard time this time around. Her cousin Dosnia has committed an unspeakable offense and as punishment has been sent to live on land - with Lily.
If you read the first book you know that Doe is NOT Lily's favorite person. She's impulsive and selfish and continually flirts with Quince.
There is also trouble brewing under the sea. An alliance in the form of a bonding kiss with childhood friend Tellin would go along way to smoothing things over but could prove to be too much for Lily's human boyfriend Quince to handle.
I really, really, really wanted to love Fins are Forever but I just didn't. The first book swept me away in it's magical, quirky prose. I do understand that we need some drama and Lily is going through a lot of changes in her life but she was very negative in this book and I don't enjoy a negative Lily. She was almost pouty and whiny.
Her cousin Doe and her blossoming romance with Lily's former crush Brody provides conflict but to be honest I don't like Doe or care that much about her so I wasn't invested in her storyline too much.
Tellin sort of just pops up out of nowhere with a pretty big offer for Lily that would completely change her life yet again. The internal conflict that Lily has to work out between her loyalty to the people of Thalassina and her love for Quince was more interesting but was shortchanged and felt rushed to me. If there is a sequel, I'm guessing that Tellin will play a much bigger role. One that Quince (& I ) will not be too happy about. So in that regard this plotline felt more like a setup for the next book.
Quince and Lily have the most amazing relationship. It's sweet, loyal and surprisingly mature for their very young age. I just wish there was more of it in Fins are Forever. Quince isn't in this book nearly enough. Lily thinks of him often and he plays such a big part in all her decision making so it would have been great if he was physically present more often.
Rating: For me this was a 3 but many of my blogger friends have read it and loved it as much as the first so I would still recommend fans of the series read it. It just lost some of that fun, magical quality that I loved so much in Forgive My Fins. Nevertheless I would snap up the sequel in a heartbeat.