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?
Review: The imagery of these books always impresses me. There are such details put into the description of people, places, and things..nouns in general that you really feel like you are there seeing the people in the book. Childs uses colors to describe some mer-peoples fins or hair color that you can really visualize. My favorite visual is Peri and her mother's workshop, with all the colorful cloths hanging on the walls and the different sized pearls and buttons. Anybody who has been to the beach knows what it means when she says seaweed green or caribbean blue. I was happy to see the progression of Quince and Lily's relationship to this book from the last. They seem to have grown up a bunch together since the last book, and it's nice to see Lily get with a guy who actually loves her in this one! Even though she is over Brody, loves Quince and they are happy together I still got really upset when Doe and Brody started hooking up. I don't know, I guess I still consider him Lily's Brody. I really like this series and I will continue on with the rest when they come out, because there are not enough mermaid books out there! I'm excited to see what Lily does with her new found title...I won't say what that is to avoid any spoilers.