Series: Forgive My Fins #2
Published by Harper Collins
$16.99 (US hardback)
What it's about:
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 succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. 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 raging 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 own dreams?
This series is just so darn cute! I can't help but love it.
I think I can honestly say that this is the only series about mermaids that I actually enjoy. I'm not a fan of mermaid books but there is just something about this one. Maybe it's the way that Lily uses adorable fish lingo, or how the book does not take place in water, but in Florida, but I think the real reason is Quince. Quince is just so...loveable. He has a bad boy look but is nothing like a bad boy. He is sweet as can be and I love seeing his and Lily's relationship grow.
I was also glad that we got to see more of Brody, the boy Lily thought she was in love with for years. And then there of course is Doe. I wanted to punch her during the whole entire book. She is selfish, obnoxious, spoiled, and just an overall brat. While I hated her character, I couldn't help but enjoy seeing how Lily handled being around her.
Overall, this book was really cute. After finishing the first book, Forgive My Fins, I thought it was weird that this was going to be turned into a series. I didn't see were Childs was going to take this story, but she surprised me. I am actually very interested in what is going to happen to Lily and her kingdom.
My rating: 9/10