Review: Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

Fins Are ForeverOn 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?

So it's no secret that me and Tera Lynn Childs' books have a bit of a love/hate relationship. Whilst I did not enjoy 'Oh My Gods!' I adored Forgive My Fins, so I was really hoping to carry on the love bit with this sequel! Did I?
Oh yes! 

Yet another fun, bubbly story about Lily and quince, possibly one of the cutest couples known in YA literature (I swear they make me squeal with joy every single page), this time there's some complications in the romance and the added drama of Lily's human hating cousin Dosinia who ends up exiled to the land until she can learn to like humans, Dosinia is suddenly all over Brody, Lily's old crush and after a kiss, drama ensues.

This book was not as funny as the last one just because we miss out on the arguments and growing relationship between Quince and Lily that we had for the majority of the first book, however Dosinia's arrival get's the group into some sticky situations that drew some giggles from me. I felt that in this one we also lost a bit of the amazing Lily that we had in book one and suddenly she's this stressy, worrying, lovestruck teenager that I didn't like as much as the first book, it was the same for Quince who I loved from book one but was suddenly this cuddly nice guy when I liked his witty remarks from the first book.

A character that i did like that i really didn't think that i would was Dosinia, in the first book she's seen as a 'bad guy' and so I thought that maybe she'd be the same character in this one, but we actually see her develop to become a better person and I loved watching this character growth.

The storyline wasn't nail-biting or gripping, really it was pretty weak, but the fact that it's such a sweet, fun and light book kind of makes up for this so I can't complain.

Overall, this one wasn't as amazing as book one but I still really enjoyed it. The main characters were still likeable but because of the lack of humour a little less than the first book.

Overall Rating: B

book to be released by Templar Publishing on 12th April (UK)
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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