Reviewed by First Mate Keira

Title: Fins are Forever (Fins Trilogy, Book 2)
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 272 pages
Grade Reading Level: Grades 6-9

Summary: Lily Sanderson is about to turn 18 and lose her position as crowned princess to the Thalassinian throne.  She’ll still be a mermaid, but she will be living on land with her human boyfriend. Her life is about to change as she knows it – and now she’s got to figure out how to get into college with average grades (a princess didn’t need good grades to rule the kingdom).

Why I started this book:

I read the first book, Forgive My Fins, and enjoyed it immensely.


  • I that Lily and Quince don’t constantly quibble. They have one big conflict (or argument/separation) and it’s patched up by the end of the book. Their relationship is sweet and tender.
  • Dosinia (Doe) isn’t exiled from the ocean without cause. It’s a good one. It also explains peculiar events that occurred on land. As bad as she is, she’s got a good motive.


  • Tellin asks Lily to act on her loyalty to her kingdom in the sea, and bond with him. Right when you think all is okay for Lily and Quince, Lily kisses Tellin and bonds with the merprince. Son of a sword fish!

Last Minute Thoughts: It’s not a gritty novel. It is all surf, sun, and fun. The plot is a little basic, but the story is good.

Buy: Fins Are Forever

Rating: 4 Treasure Chests

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