- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (July 3, 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0062192159
- Author: Tera Lynn Childs
- Cover Art: Love it!
- Over all rating: **** out of 5 stars
- Obtained: Local Library, then bought my own copy.
Just for fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
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. (Synopsis provided by Goodreads)
I really enjoyed this installment of the series. The end was done in a way that closes the story, but we also have it open enough so if Childs does carry the series on there is still enough there that the readers will appreciate.
This one had to do with the environmental concers that the mer-people have. Using real life issues that the oceans are facing. However, Childs dealt with it in a way that it never felt heavy handed. You really feel like you are there in the oceans with the mermaids.
I really liked the turn that Doe's character takes and how she develops further. Lily was fabulous as well the scene in the beginning with the squid ink still has me laughing! I really loved the book and am sad to think that we may not get to swim with Lily anymore.
If you haven't picked up this series, you should they are super fun super fast reads and very cute!
So say we all!