Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs
Being royalty shouldn’t be a pain in the caudal fin. Lily Sanderson’s life should be perfect. She is a princess after all. Unfortunately Lily has a lot of figuring out to do. Her whole life has been dedicated to her future, and her duty to be the best queen possible. Lil is torn between her life, love, and family ashore, and her duty, and kingdom at sea. Life as she has always planned and prepared for has drastically changed. Without being in a bonded coupling by her eighteenth birthday Lily can’t become crown princess, and the one person she wants to bond with is immune.
So Lily has to plan for the life unexpected. One lived on land. She has decided to abdicate her throne. Lily has chosen love and Quince over Queendom. It’s too bad she didn’t take school more seriously. With less than a month before graduation Lily is trying her best to salvage her academic career so she can go to college.
But fate and her family are about to make things even more difficult, when her human hating cousin, Dosinia is exiled to shore it becomes Lily’s last duty as princess to educate Doe on the ways of the human world. But Doe has plans of her own. She’s causing all kinds of mischief that’s got Lily swimming in circles. Adding to the already mounting tension is the addition of a guppyhood friend who offers Lily a solution to her conflicting dilemma between love and duty. But is the offer worth the possible sacrifices.
Childs packs the story with relatable situations for her teenage audience. Lily’s struggle with finding her own way in the world is as endearing as her quirky slang. A lot of YA being published today are really pushing the boundaries of young and adult. Most seem to cater to an older age range. Fins are Forever does have one heavy petting make out scene, which is quite tame. I think this book has some great lessons and is perfectly appropriate for the genre and age group. This book made a splash with solid story lines, interesting characters, and wonderful threads for a third installment. Fins are Forever is a great beachside read.
Holy Bannannafish! This book is Frogging Crabbtastic!
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