I couldn't wait to finish the final book in MaryJanice Davidson's Fred the Mermaid trilogy. Fish Out Of Water was everything I wanted it to be. I loved the ending. Finally! An ending I was satisfied with. It wasn't a super happily-ever-after type ending, which I like, but happy enough. Some of the story was a bit predictable, but it was so entertaining, that it doesn't matter. I wouldn't have expected anything else.
I read the first two books, Sleeping With The Fishes and Swimming Without A Net in the last couple weeks. I've already talked about how I enjoy the grumpy mermaid and how much I like Davidson's writing. So here are a few quick, but hopefully not spoilery things I liked about Fish Out Of Water.
- Fred's Dad. Sad, but good... and violent.
- Bad behaviour can make even the most beautiful person ugly.
- Be yourself, not who others want you to be, you'll be happier that way.
- Thomas always saw the real Fred.
Fish Out Of Water ended the series so well.... but wait! Here's the main reason I picked up this trilogy in the first place. The next book I plan on reading in Davidson's Undead series has a crossover story with Fred! Undead and Underwater is on my to-read list. I'm glad that Fish Out Of Water isn't the last I'm going to see of Fred.