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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


On 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?

About the Author

Tera Lynn Childs (Authora neo) is a newly discovered species of authorfish who always dreamed of being a mermaid but never got closer than a career as a competitive swimmer. She loves to spend as much time as possible in and around water (until her fingertips turn all pruny) in the vain hope that one day her legs will magically turn into fins. When stuck on land, Authora neo can be found writing in coffee shops across the country, prowling for cool mermaid gear on Etsy, and spending way too much time online.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061914681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061914683

I just finished Forgive my Fins and loved it, can't wait for the follow up!


  1. I'm excited for this one too! This should be a good one. My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

  2. I can't wait for this one either, I loved Forgive My Fins and I loved mermaid books!

    My WoW is here: The Reading Housewives

  3. I need to read Forgive My Fins - it's been on my list forever. I keep hoping my library will get it, but I think I'm going to break down and buy it. Then I'll be ready for this one.

    My WoW is here.

  4. I've heard great things about the first book !! I really need to purchase it!! Great pick ;)

  5. I've seen this book on tons of blogs-- Guess I really need to check out this series.

    Waiting On Wednesday-Book Addict

  6. It seems like this is a very popular one. I read the first in the series so it looks like I'll have to check this one out too.

  7. I been wanting to read these as well, I love mermaid stories.

    My WOW

  8. wow the cover is gorgeous!!! I haven't heard of this one yet, thank you for sharing!

    Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf

  9. This book just looks so pretty! I'm excited for this one now XD



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