Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: Just for Fins (Fins #3) by Tera Lynn Childs

Just for Fins (Fins, #3)
Just for Fins (Fins #3) by Tera Lynn Childs
Publication Date: July 3rd 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 246
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
When Lily Sanderson decided to remain Crown Princess Waterlily of the mermaid kingdom Thalassinia, she knew she couldn’t just coast along in the current. But since she’s spent the last couple of years on land—with gorgeous human Quince by her side—Lily’s not sure she has the fins to lead a kingdom. Even her maddeningly pretentious cousin Dosinia seems to know more about ruling than she does.

But Lily has to dive in deep to keep her promise to Tellin, her mer bond in name only, whose kingdom is suffering in the changing ocean climate. Lily knows this is a seven seas–sized problem: from sea animals dying to oil spills and threats to humans. They’ll need to create some serious waves to make the mer community aware and get it to join together to make things right. Even if that means facing one of the iciest queens in the mer kingdoms.

Just when Lily thinks her double life on land and sea can’t get any more complicated, an ancient mer law might separate Lily and Quince after all. It feels as if the pair is up against a solid tsunami wave!

In this third installment in the series that began with Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever, Lily will have to find a way to balance safety and justice for the mer people as well as for the humans she loves.
~My Thoughts~
Now this is the kind of depth I was looking for in book 2. Just for Fins is still cute and the romance is still swoon worthy however we've also get the seriousness behind Lily's powerful storyline. Though sometimes Lily's whining bugged me but I do understand why, because she gets irritated that the royal rules just won't leave Quince and her alone. And I mean they won't, one of those later chapters was an emotional ride and not just for the characters, but for me too. I was sitting on the edge of my seat going "No! You can't do this to them!"
Yeah, this is the kind of struggle I was hoping for in the second book. There was struggle in the first book with Lily accidentally kissing the wrong guy but then finding out it was for the better. That's what made the first book so amazing and I wished there was more of that depth in the second book. There was some small struggle but nothing like this one or the first book. Just for Fins showed me why I fell for this mermaid tail in the first place.
And not only is there struggle in this sweet romance but there's also major struggle in Lily's underwater world. Because of us humans and the environmental changes, their lives are dying. Some of the kingdoms are being destroyed so the people of those kingdoms look for shelter in other kingdoms. Yet most kingdoms are having their own problems too. On Lily's first duty of princess she finds this out and that it isn't just Tellin’s world that is in trouble.
Lily grows so much in this book and I'm so proud of her haha. I wished there were more books to come! I was really sad that it ended but I'm happy with how it ended. Overall this was the perfect tale to tell for the last book in the series. With struggles of romance, of dying kingdoms, of wanting revenge against us humans, and of Lily turning into the princess her world needs. This final book will have you on your toes. The only thing I didn't really like was the names of the kingdoms and the names of most mermaids. They were hard to pronounce and even harder when I was on a roll, so it slowed down my reading when I didn't want it to. But other than that, I loved this book!
4.5 Bats
Will disturb your being
Sweet Readings Everybody!

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