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Fins Are Forever

(Fins #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  7,513 ratings  ·  545 reviews
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 almo
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by HarperCollins Children's Books
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Sara No, it can be less beautiful than the first one (obviously just in my opinion) but it's quite enjoyable anyway.

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Brandi ;)
Not a bad 2nd book. It was cute in all the ways the first one was cute. The main character wasn't totally annoying, she was a typical teen with a little bit of extra resposibility. Sort of.


I do believe I am a little tired of reading about teens (girls) falling in love and declaring they have found their 'soulmate' before they have even begun to live life. High school is not real life. I know some kids have to grow up and have adult responsibilities before their time, but they are still teens
Lena ♫ ♪
Jun 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-release, arcs
With the holidays, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to finish within a week. After I picked it up, it only took me 2 days to gulp this delicious book up. I loved every minute of it!

Sequels can be fishy at times (heehee). Will it be good? Will it exceed all the expectations following the first book? Will new characters be introduced? The answers are simple. Yes, yes, and yes! I love Tera Lynn's writing. She can make you hate a character one minute and love him/her the next.

My only complaint is,
Jan 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fins are Forever hit the perfect spot with me and I enjoyed this one even more than the start of the series. The book starts out with Lily deciding she will give up her capacity as a princess on her birthday and live on dry land to resolve the conflict she has with her human side. Things are going swimmingly with Quince and she finds the perfect career to strive for as a marine ecologist. Of course, something goes terribly wrong when her wicked cousin, Dosinia turns up on her doorstep.

There are
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book even more than the 1st somehow. They're all very cutesy and enjoyable to read, but don't look for major depth or you may be disappointed. This series is more of a vacation for the mind than a field trip.
Courtney Robeson
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Still insanely cheesy, but somehow, this book seemed to have more substance to it. No, it's really not a good book, but again, I had fun reading it lol.
Margaret Stohl
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
got these from my 10 y.o. who couldn't put them down.
Jun 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Ok, so the day I’ve been waiting for—ever since I pressed the page turn button and saw “EPILOGUE” written in bold letters in the upper-center of the page—And not the kind of EPILOGUE where everyone gets married and lives happily-ever-after, but the kind of EPILOGUE-cliff-hanger where it looks like something catastrophic may or may not happen, but you don’t know, because the page turn button appears to be malfunctioning and there don’t seem to be anymore words left at t
Jun 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Son of a swordfish! This book was pure awesome-ness, even better than the first book! In the sequel to last summer's Forgive My Fins, Lily is forced to choose between her kingdom in the sea or life on land. I actually felt for Lily as she must deal with all these choices that no teenager should have to make. The most interesting part for me in the book was how Lily has become frustrated with having to hide the secret that she is a mermaid, and her yearning to come out of the ocean and reveal her ...more
Alyssa hoffmaster
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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I don’t usually read many mermaid books but this series has me blown away.

In the last book Lily ad drama unfolds, lily is crushing on the popular guy at school, while a Quince pines away for her every second he can. Quince and Lily bond and they have to go to the castle to separate. She doesn’t want Quince to turn into a merman.

Now we have the second book in the series where Lily and Quince are in love with each other, she has to make a huge decision in her life, she has to bo
Amy Jacobs
Jun 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I just love it when a sequel can live up to the expectations that a reader has after reading the first book in a series! With Fins Are Forever, the author did an amazing job of making the second book just a fabulous as the first!

Lily is getting ready to turn eighteen and give up her place as future Queen of Thalassinia. She loves the human world and is looking forward to a future with Quince on land. She thought she just had problems with trying to figure out the answers to the SAT questions, bu
Janus the Erudite Artist
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-hardcover
How fun was this book!

I liked Forgive My Fins, the first book, but I loved Fins Are Forever. This had more twists and turns than the first one.

I love Lily’s voice. She’s gotten funnier than she was in Forgive My Fins. I can see how she and Quince *sigh* were really the perfect match; jiving and taunting each other playfully then mushily cuddling and saying sweet-nothings the next. I also like seeing her struggle with the human customs such as tests, college, all that sort. She was just so cute
Mar 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a great, fun sequel to Forgive My Fins! I had been so looking forward to reading this book, and it didn't disappoint! Lily is still such a fun character (and I love her little quips and sayings that have to do with the ocean...although I think there was more in the first book and would have loved there to be more in this one.) And Quince. Sigh. Another "bad boy" type that isn't really a bad boy. Loved him!

This book is definitely a light, fun read. I'm not sure if there is going to be a
Shana Galen
Jul 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Her best yet!
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Overall Fine...nothing wow worthy.
Mar 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-series-fins
Final Rating: 3.5 Stars
Stephanie Allen
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as much fun as the first one! I love that this trilogy is simple, light-hearted fantasy without an epic villain to worry about. It makes for a fun escape from the world for a little while.
Jessica  Etches (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
Yet another great underwater story filled with adventures, love and many mishaps. I couldn’t wait to pick this book up after reading the first in the series and I have to say I have not been disappointed yet. I love Lily and her crazy life, funny jealous and sarcastic boyfriend Quince, and of course everything in her life is turned upside down in the novel where she begins to feel the pressures of her actions and choices and needs to decide what is best for both herself and her kingdom.
God, I c
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Con sommo dispiacere devo ammettere che il secondo capitolo della serie Fins di Tera Lynn Childs mi ha profondamente deluso. Non tanto per il modo di scrivere della Childs, fresco e sicuramente simpatico, neppure per la struttura del libro stesso, semplice ma non per questo mal fatta. A deludermi è stata proprio la storia.
Ciò che avevo apprezzato maggiormente nel primo capitolo di questa serie, Il bacio della Sirena, era il modo di essere della protagonista Lily, così frizzante ed insicuro, così
Jan 18, 2011 rated it liked it
So I devoured this in one sitting, and in just a few hours. One thing I love about Tera's writing is her ability to suck you in and never want to look away from the pages. I ended up having rather mixed feelings about this. Maybe it's because I just finished it and haven't had time to process. I just feel like this was filled with so much drama. Tera was feeding the drama llama as I like to say. It was a bit overwhelming to be honest. Lily and Quince overcame the biggest obstacles in the first b ...more
Lily (WhoLockian)
Jul 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fins are forever by Tera Lynn Childs
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
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 suc
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
OH WOW, I love this series!!! This book was Crabbtastic!! In Fins are Forever the story continues right where Forgive My Fins left off with Lily being madly in love with Quince but deciding that she is interested in giving up her crown in Thalassinia as future queen to stay as a human on land forever with her boyfriend Quince and seek out college and a new life.

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
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recently finished reading Forgive My Fins, and though it wasn't my cup of tea, I somehow found myself diving (haha) into the next installment. I will say this for Childs' series - it has me reading at a voracious rate. The writing is inexpert and the storyline is not particularly innovative.. and yet. It's just one of those things. Like you know how Lay's proclaims how you can't just have one? It's true. This is sort of the same thing, except the chips are books in the Fins series, and they don' ...more
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read the review at iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books.

Once again Tera Lynn Childs has spun a flippin' fantastic story with her hilarious writing. This sequel to Forgive My Fins is a little more dramatic than the previous, with more romances and a lot more pressure on Lily to make the right decision. Her life seems to be falling apart as she struggles to keep her cousin out of trouble while studying for her SATs, which will probably determine her future on Earth.

Lily has grown a lot, and I'm glad to see
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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I was really looking forward to reading this book. I really enjoyed the first Fins book and couldn't wait to read more of Lily and Quince's story.

Lily chose Quince at the end of Forgive my Fins, which meant she had to give up her roayl heritage and remain on land with him. However as her 18th birthday get closer she questions whether she has chosen the correct thing. Yes, she loved Quince more than anyone, she doesn't doubt that but is giv
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Non mi è piaciuto particolarmente perché la trama aveva molti elementi che sembravano "riciclati", tipo Dosinia, la bad girl che si innamora del ragazzo "buono" (Brody è diventato un molliccio sentimentale) e diventa "buona" anche lei.

Quince non dava corda praticamente a niente di quello che diceva Lily, continuando a dirle che prendeva troppo le cose dal lato sbagliato. Alla fine si scopre che è così, ma nei momenti in cui lo fa si rende ridicolo e basta. Si è ammorbidito troppo anche lui.

Dec 05, 2010 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This series should have ended with book one. Forgive My Fins was a fluffy, funny beach read, but the plot in this sequel has nowhere to go. Creating unnecessary melodrama does not a plot make. And based on the said melodrama, it appears there will be even ANOTHER book.

Part of my problem with this series? I do not like Lily as a character. She whined and nagged and shrieked for most of book one, but I tolerated it because Quince's devotion was so adorable and there were some funny lines.
Bliss Silverleaf
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trovo che questo secondo volume sia molto più coinvolgente dell'impressione che, a primo impatto, la storia in toto messa in luce nel capitolo precedente potrebbe dare, come è successo con me. Sono contenta di avergli dato una possibilità, così da aver potuto apprezzare maggiormente questa trama particolare e romantica. Lily è un personaggio niente male
Adoro i misteri, gli intrighi, i segreti dai ragionamenti contorti e l'atmosfera dark e pericolosa dei romanzi urban fantasy, è stato principalme
Meghan Delesky
This book was great. It was a great sequal to Forgive My Fins. I loved the journey it took me on :) With Lily's cousin, Doe, it definitely gave the book a little twist, especially when Brody got involved :P And then there's Tellin, Lily's long lost gubbyhood friend, and what he shared with Lily. And you can't forget the dreamy Quince ;) He spiced up the book a lot, not just with his..well, good looking-ness, haha, but the connection that Lily and him have.
I loved this book. I think maybe I liked
Amelia, free market Puritan
Flipped through this book at school one day. I feel the same way about it that I felt about Forgive My Fins. Lily is a tool, as is everyone else in this book. Quince is cool enough, but I wish he'd grow a backbone. And while I love Tera Lynn's "cutesy" style and think these books are perfect to recommend to students (due to their readability and no real content issues), it was a little too much cutesy for me. Probably won't be catching the third installment - I've had enough of Lily's nagging, b ...more
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Fins are Forever marks the latest book coming out from Tera Lynn Childs and the fourth that I have read. I find her books to be likeable and fun, completely good for a quick read in an evening. Fins two was no exception.

Lily has made her decision to stay on dry land with Quince, but her choice may cost those she loves dearly. The oceans are out of whack and Thalassina needs their Queen. When Lily's cousin, Dosinia, shows up at her doorstep in exile it triggers a series of events that make Lily r
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3.5 :) I don't know what to say! Um... This book was cute and light, very much like its predecessor. The characterization was also quite good, especially Dosinia and how the author made me see her in a new light.
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Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning YA author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. series, the Forgive My Fins mermaid romance series, the kick-butt monster-hunting Sweet Venom trilogy, and the Darkly Fae series.


Her newest release is Myths and Mistletoe, a holiday story collection. She also wrote the City Chicks series and co-wrote the Hero Agenda and Creative HeArts ser

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“How do you always know just what to say?" I ask.
His laugh rumbles through me. "Practice, I guess."
I pull back and give him a quizzical look.
"I spent three years imagining what I would say to you if you were mine," he says, tugging me close.
"I should hope I know what to say now that I've got you.”
“You're watching me, princess." His soft lips spread into an appreciative smile.
"People might get the wrong idea."
"What, that I actually like you now?" I tease.
He shakes his head and leans toward me. "No, that you're trying to see past me to get an eyeful of Benson."


I shift my gaze to the board and fix an innocent look on my face.
"What makes you think that's the WRONG idea?"
Quince leans even closer and says, "Because you came back for me.”
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