Just For Fins by Tera Lynn ChildsJust For Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Just For Fins

byTera Lynn Childs

Hardcover | July 3, 2012

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Tera Lynn Childs brings a delightful mix of wit, romance, and fantasy to her books. Fins, her YA mermaid series, is a great pick for fans of Meg Cabot’s humorous love stories.
In Just for Fins, third in the series, half-human, half-mermaid Lily Sanderson has decided to remain Crown Princess Waterlily of the mermaid kingdom Thalassinia. She’s made a promise to help to help Prince Tellin. Climate change and human pollution are causing suffering in his kingdom, and Lily and Tellin have to convince all the mermaid royals to work together to save the oceans.
Lily is distracted by the situation with Quince, the boy she loves. He must pass three tests to prove his love for her or they will be parted forever.

Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of several books for teens, including the first two books in the Sweet Venom series, the mermaid romancesForgive My Fins,Fins Are Forever, andJust for Fins, as well as another mythology-inspired series, includingOh. My. Gods.andGoddess Boot Camp. Although Tera always dreamed of discovering a...
Title:Just For FinsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.89 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062192159

ISBN - 13:9780062192158


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gone ending, but a little disappointing Well I had my hopes set really high for this novel. Sadly, I felt the first was the best in the series and the second and final book just didn’t match up to it. Now, perhaps its because the first solely focused on Quince and Lily, and the second faded more to the welfare of the mer-kingdoms, and the finale was almost solely about the future of the mer-kingdoms. I guess there just was not enough love in it for me. I thought there should be seeing as that was what started the series afterall. Not, that there wasn’t any romance. Oh, no. I have no lost my love for Quince. He definitely proves himself in this book, and even Dosinia is growing on me. I also found that in this book there wasn’t as much humour as I was use to. I guess the books began transitioning into a more serious nature throughout the series, and there is nothing wrong with it, but it felt like some key elements were missing that were in the first one. Throughout the series the author did leave me questioning how everything was going to work out and I’m glad to fine her ending fit the series, characters, and situation rather well. Good: Lily: Still the same klutzy, frizzy haired, worried Mer-girl that she was from the beginning. Quince: Top-notch. I love Quince. I love the way he loves Lily. I love love love him. Dosinia: You are growing on me. Brody: You are growing on me too. Bad: The story line was not what I expected and sadly I had high hopes for this book. It was highly focused on politics and Lily defining her position in the mer-world which was a good, but at some points made the read not so interesting. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall the writing was done very well. I was never confused and there were some moments when I laughed out loud. I just wish there were more. There were some moments when I put the book down and I found I was not as captured with this book as I was with the first two. Although this one, I will have to say, was disappointing for the ending I still love the Tera Lynn Childs as an author and I plan on reading her other series just as soon as I can get my hands on them. View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com
Date published: 2012-07-29