Friday, 6 July 2012

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

Just for Fins (Fins, #3)Posted by Donna
Release Date: July 3rd, 2012
Finished Date: July 6th, 2012 
Publishers: Katherine Tegan Books
Source: Bought
Format: Kindle
Pages: 256
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

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.

The Review: Just for Fins is book three in the Fins series and it was one of my most anticipated reads for this year. Tera Lynn Childs had me hooked from the very first book in this series because it's so unique, cute and so adorably fun and, although I still loved this book, it wasn't my favourite. 

This time around we see Lily trying to step into her role as Princess of Thalassinia and while I liked this storyline, I didn't love it. The previous books have been surrounded by Lily's life on land or with her bond with Quince and just slightly about her life in the sea, but Just for Fins is  more about Thalassinia. I did love exploring Thalassinia because everything is so vivid and I really liked Tellin and felt compassionate towards his kingdom, but when it came to the other kingdom's, I found myself not to bothered about them. They came across as mean and cold and they didn't care about anyone else's problem's but their own. Lily really has a heart of gold to try and help them all like she does. She grows so much in this book and she's really taking the right steps to become the Princess she really needs to be, even though it isn't plain sailing to start with.

What I did love about this book was QUINCE!! He's just as fabulous as ever. Even though I felt he was more of a secondary character in this book, he still played a key role. His and Lily's relationship is just as strong as ever and if anything, it becomes that much stronger. Unfortunately they do have to go through more trials, and their relationship is really put to the test. I have to say, I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens between them in the next book - especially with that ending. I seriously can't wait. 
And of course, the secondary characters like Doe, Shannan and Brodie are just as great and are all becoming some of my favourite's to read about. 

Overall, Just for Fins wasn't my favourite from the series but still great and I can't wait to see what Tera comes up with next. The Fins series will still remain a favourite!

4 comments:

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Great review, Donna! Even though this wasn't your favourite book of the series, I'm glad you still really enjoyed it. I've always thought these books were light fun reads and look forward to reading this myself. :)

Erin W. said...

Fab review, Donna! I've only read the first book of this series, though sometime this year I plan to pick up the rest of the series. Sounds like it's a lot of fun this book.

Book Angel Emma said...

I honestly thought this was the final book in the series. I love Quince <3

Rebecca Hipworth said...

I really like the Sweet Venom series so I'm hoping that I will like this just as much, if not more. :)