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Just for Fins (Fins #3)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  2,763 ratings  ·  220 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 ru ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
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This is my go-to cotton candy mermaid series, for sure!

I love Lily. I love how she's just so grown now. Like, she's so over that ridiculous obsession with Brody from book one, and she's completely devoted to Quince now. I bet any other YA heroine out there would still be torn over different guys in a series, but not Lily. Only Quince is on her mind, and I'm glad about that.

What I love most about this book though is that it'
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
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, ...more
Oksana  *Bookaholic*
This series started off with a Big Bang. Seriously. I loved Quinn, and I loved the whole idea of "princess of Thalassinia". Unfortunately, as the series progressed, the things I seemed to like/care about most disappeared.

First of all, things got mega-lame. One thing I absolutely positively cannot abide is lame names. Well, let me give you an excerpt from this book:
"What?" I ask, my voice softer. "Just tell me, Calliope."
"It seems the ancient law requires your human to..." She shakes her head.
Now this is the story all about how
Lily's life got flipped, turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
I'll tell you about how she took on being princess of the seas.

Sorry. Feeling a bit nostalgic about the 90s today.

So this segment starts just two days after Fins Are Forever left off. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this series conclusion. The previous two hadn't left a lasting impression on me, so I was settling in for a quick, light read. And though my l
Salve Duplayna
As the third installment of the series, "Forgive My Fins" clearly sums up the story. When Lily bonded with Prince Tellin and decided to remain the Crown Princess of Thalassinia, she knew that she couldn't forget about her duties, however, she's no longer sure that she can lead since she lived on land for the last few years. However, she sets that aside to fulfill her promise to Tellin, her mer bond in name, to help his suffering kingdom due to climate change. She knows that this is a very big is ...more
Nov 13, 2011 Garrett marked it as to-read
So excited for this one! "One of the iciest queens in the mer-kingdoms..." Maybe we'll get to see the (Ant)Arctic kingdoms in this one?

11/13/11 Oh! A cover already! It's almost identical to the first book's, but I like it. :)
Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project)
Just For Fins is the third instalment of the Fins series. Here we find our protagonist, Lily taking on her first action as crown princess of Thalassinia. But as she treks the path to fulfilling her duties to her kingdom, she realizes she lacks the knowledge of what goes on in the ocean realm. Spending so much time on land, she left herself clueless of the problems hers and other mer kingdoms are facing. Determined to do whatever it takes to help out her mer bond in name only, Tellin, she goes ab ...more
I loved this book! This is the third book in the Fins series. Tera Lynn Childs has written all three books so beautifully. I have loved reading all three! I loved how Tera had made the characters feel so realistic For the Mer people instead of them saying, "i let the dust settle in my mind" she said, "i let the silt settle in my mind." Those little details made the whole book a lot more fun to read. I loved the plot in this book. There were sort of two different plots. One was the one with Quinc ...more
I liked this book, the tone of it was so upbeat, odd considering the subject matter Lily is facing. I loved how Lily is now embracing her mermaid life, that Tellin felt comfortable telling her the issues his kingdom is facing, and as a team the two of them come up with a plan.

It is at this point that things seem to follow a time tested pattern, one where the young ones are excited to save the world, but faced with the old ones who are cynical because nothing has worked in the past. This could h
Kay Mcgriff

Tera Lynn Childs creates a satisfying ending to the trilogy of books about Lily Sanderson, a secret mermaid princess learning about life on land as a high school student. Just for Fins (Katherine Tegen Books 2012) is my favorite in this series because Lily has grown into her own person with grace and courage.

No longer is Lily plagued with deciding what is right for herself (Brody or Quinn? Princess or not?). Instead she is ready to take on the responsibilities that are her birthright–and not a
Howdy YAL
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When I think of this series I think cute. It's light reading. I know I'm not going to get the most complex of plots, but I still love reading these books. In fact, they're probably my favorite mermaid series that's out there in the YA world as of right now.

However, despite the fact that I love these books I did find some problems with this installment. For instance, let's talk about sea puns. Although, not as heavily used as
The only reason I read this book is because I hate leaving things unfinished, Especially food but that's beside the point. I absolutely loved the first book, I liked the second book but this third book really bugged me. I'll make a list, mainly because I love lists. (This list is in no particular order, just whatever comes to mind.)

1. Could the names in this book be any harder to pronounce?
2. Lily really needs to get her priorities straight when it comes to her hair.
3. In a personal opinion, I

Why this book?

I liked the other books in the series

What I thought

I liked parts of this one better then others. Dosinia was atleast more likable but all the ocean saving stuff got boring still a cute read though.

Lily comienza esta historia ejerciendo su papel de futura reina del Reino de las sirenas Thalassinia, uno de 16 existentes en los mares del mundo. Sin embargo, descubre que la mayoria de los reinos estan atravesando crisis debido a la polucion de los mares y las actividades industriales y de explotacion petrolera. En una lucha por evitar que los reinos empiecen una guerra contra los humanos, establece nuevos aliados y crece, como persona y como regente.
Es increible que la autora haya conseguido
It's interesting that each subsequent book in this trilogy gets progressively better-written. Not to say it's written amazingly, but better than the previous one.

The final book (I assume) in this trilogy has Lily working to solve a looming environmental crisis in the oceans, all the while discovering a conspiracy that threatens the sea kingdoms and learning she and Quince might be torn apart by fate after all. In comparison to the first book, "Forgive My Fins", this book and the last one are far
This was definitely the worst book in the series. You cannot go from teen paranormal romance to teen attempts to save the ocean in a boring political way and the love interest is barely mentioned. If I wanted to read about humans destroying the ocean I would've picked out a nonfiction book. I wanted a romantic mermaid story, and I was severely disappointed. Tera Lynn Childs totally could've stopped after the first book.
Just For Fins picked up where book two ended. We have a whole ocean of trouble to shift through, and just the princess for the job.

I knew going into this series, that with the exception a novella, this was the end of the series. (Or at least the end of what is out and has been announced, anyways.) So I had certain expectations.

The plot was interesting. It had the right amount of tension and character growth that made the story fun. Book three had the same cute, fluffy humor that was spread th
Loved the first, thought the second was so-so, but I'm happy to see it continue! Just like I did for "Fins Are Forever", I'll be buying this the week it comes out!

My guess is that this time the mermaid on the cover is this "icy queen" mentioned.
Colleen Houck
There was some very clever Mer political maneuvering in this book. Loved Lily's solution to the problem. My favorite thing is when the tail fins match the colors of the environment. Can totally picture that. Beautiful!
Just for Fins ended well, it kept me thinking and I never figured out what was going to happen until the very end. It was a fun book to read and kept me interested throughout.
Felita Hardigaloeh
di akhir seri ini, masalah yg dihadapin lily makin berat

pertama, hubungannya dg quince diuji......pilihannya lily dan quince harus menjalani 3 tes utk membuktikan hubungannya layak dipertahankan, wow......

kedua, thelin meminta bantuan lily menyelamatkan kerajaannya yg ujung2nya lily harus berhadapan dg semua penguasa kerajaan merworld. glek.......

mba tera cukup piawai menggambarkan dunia merworld. di mana yg kusukai kerajaan dumontia yg ada di antartika. jika kerajaan lily penuh warna, di sini p
Dec 09, 2011 Regina marked it as to-read
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Hmmm.I felt the second one was a good place to stop but I guess ill read this one better be good coz I
m not gonna read a fourth if this one sucks.
Eileen Castle
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Brittany Perry
Pretty good and full of fishy sarcastic remarks. I love how doe has grown as a person. In the first novel she was a pain in the butt to even read about. In the second she comes up with an elaborate plan so Lilly can keep the crown. and here in the third we see a mature helpful person beginning to blossom.

I do enjoy the funn fishy related sayings like fraidy fish, or all the guppy referances, I love it when the prince says that his woman was "An angelfish". So original

I didn't particularly enjoy
Pretty Little Liar
why did this have to be the ending. i hope there is another book.
“Come on! I want a tailfin.”

Aw! Bel finale di saga. Sono felice di averlo letto, mi mancava l'adorabilità (?) di Lily e Quince!
Credo il primo rimarrà il mio preferito, ma questo è anche è molto carino, scorrevole, leggero.
Lily è adorabile come protagonista, un po' ingenua okay, ma divertente e sensibile. E le sue metafore e i suoi modi di dire sono esilaranti! :')
Aw, Quince è asfgfgdsdfhssg. Protettivo, ironico, adorabile.
La loro storia mi ha lasciato gli occhi a cuoricino, ma da un lato mi
Wow. I can't believe I finished trilogy. I almost want more because I truly enjoyed every one of the books and can't get enough of the characters! If I didn't have school, I would finished this in a matter of hours because I couldn't put it down. I feel like Tera Lynn Childs truly had a comeback from the second book in the series. This was a great feel-good book, yet when I say that about other books, the book was not that great. But, in this case, I have never wanted a feel-good book more.
I tho
Zara Khan
I love these books...all the three of them
with every next book the characters become much interesting and mature.Lily is no more the shy,nervous high school girl she is the crown princess now and wants to use her title and power for good but more than her i like her cousin she had transformed from being bratty to understanding and sweet she is still a diva though but she cares now for her cousin and the people in her life
and i really love the way the writer bring to life the beautiful mer world
I was a bit reluctant to start this one, mainly because while the last one wasn't bad, it didn't really hook me into finishing. But, me being me, I hate to get halfway through a series and not at least find out how everything pans out. So. I finally picked it up.

This one is quite different from the others as the focus has shifted quite a bit from Lily and Quince's relationship being the focal point to Lily's work in being the crown princess. Which was good and bad in a way because anyone who was
Sarah (Catching Books)
I have really enjoyed all of Tera Lynn Childs' books, so when I heard about this series about a year ago I was SO excited to read it. Three books later, I'm still loving the captivating tale that the author spins with such fantastic characters!

What I really liked about this book (when compared to the other two), is that we really get to see Lily get involved with what's happening in her kingdom! While the author two books really focused on romance, I'm glad that we got to see a different side to
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Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh.My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever and Just For Fins, and a kick-butt trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy. She has published two e-novellas, Goddess In Time and Pretty In Pearls, and self-published h ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Fins (3 books)
  • Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1)
  • Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2)
Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1) Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., #1) Goddess Boot Camp (Oh. My. Gods., #2) Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls, #1) Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2)

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