Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WWW (20) and Waiting on Wednesday (November 23rd, 2011) Double Feature: Just for Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

W. W. W. Wednesday is hosted by Should Be Reading a great blog that I subscribe to. Here's how it works... Each Wednesday I will answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you'll read next?

With the kids being home this entire week for Thanksgiving break, I've had little time to read, but I've gotten a lot of other things done, so that's good!  Anyway...

What are you currently reading?

Guys Read: Thriller edited by Jon Scieszka~ Part of the Guys Read initiativea compilation of stories by authors M.T. Anderson, Patrick Carman, Gennifer Choldenko, Matt De la Pena, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Bruce Hale, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Anthony Horowitz, Walter Dean Myers, and James Patterson.
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain~ I know, I'm late to the party on this one, but sadly, there's only so much time to read...  Loving it so far though.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney~ The newest of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise.  I can't say that I love these books, but my kids adore them.  I'm reading this to Sarah at bedtime.

The Spiderwick Chronicles, #3: Lucinda's Secret by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi~ This is Ben's bedtime read.  I can't say I'm sad about it.  I love these books and am happy to revisit them with another of my kids.  :)

What did you recently finish reading?

As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott~ Hands down, the weirdest book I have ever read.  I'm still a little confused, and still processing it.  I really can't figure out if I loved it or hated it.  Review coming soon (maybe).

Flyaway by Helen Landalf~ I've been trying to stay on top of my NetGalleys, and this one comes out on December 19th, so I gave it a go.  To say it is an emotional book would be an understatement.  Read my review HERE.

What do you think you'll read next?

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes~ In keeping ahead of my ARCs... I've actually been looking forward to reading this.  It releases on December 27th.

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff~ I loved her first book, The Replacement, and have been eagerly awaiting this for a LONG time.  Now that I have it, I can't wait to start reading it!  The reviews have been fantastic so far!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is another fun blog event. Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, this event gives us a chance to talk about the books we anxiously await the release of. Since there is ALWAYS a looooooong list of books I'm waiting on (I actually keep a spreadsheet), I figured this is one that I MUST do.

There are SO many books coming out in the next year that I am excited about- too many to count, really!  My WoW pick for this week is one that I'm am particularly eager for because I have never read anything by this author that I didn't adore.  With that said, this week I am Waiting On...

Just For Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

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.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

I loved the first two books in this series, Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever, so when Tera announced a couple of months ago that her publisher approved a 3rd book for the series, I did a little happy dance.  Now, like she did in 2011, Tera's got not one, but two books coming out in 2012.  That's HUGE news for a fangirl like me!  I can't wait to read Just for Fins!

Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date:  July 3rd, 2012
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  

What are you waiting on?


  1. I completely understand feeling like your late to the party. There are so many book and just not enough time or money.

    This series by Tera Lynn Childs is another series I haven't started yet :-)

    My WOW

  2. They sound great. :)
    Here’s my WWW Wednesdays post. :)

  3. So many books, not enough time! LOL I actually have Forgive My Fins sitting on my shelf, and I meant to read it this summer at the beach, but I forgot... OK: I will be caught up by the time this one releases!

    My WoW, if you're curious:

  4. Hope you'll love The Space Between as much as I did - it's a dark and eerie and oh-so-magical read :D Let me know how you liked it?!

    Also - I love the Forgive my Fins and Fins Are Forever covers, and am definitely loving the newest book in the series. I ought to pick it up! :D


  5. I'm really happy for the third book in the Fins series. It such a fun and cute series! Great pick!

    A Beautiful Madness


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