Hello, wonderlandians. Today I have a series review for you. I’m doing something new with this one. I have realized that I read a lot of series in full and then I never end of reviewing all of the books. I mean to but then other things get in the way.
Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish.
It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen’s not fully convinced that Emma’s the one he’s been looking for.
That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help―no matter what the risk.
Of Poseidon is the start of The Syrena Legacy series by Anna Banks.
Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death.
As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance in the Syrena world turns the two kingdoms―Poseidon and Triton―against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself―and her Gift―to save a people she’s never known?
Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen’s points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.
In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.
Emma, who is half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together. Alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.
Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.
They all great and fit the story really well. They are unique. I have never really seen any covers like this one up until recent years when mermaid books have explored onto the scene.
I enjoyed these books. For the first two books I rated them both 4 stars and then the third one I rated 3 stars.
Emma and Galen are probably one of the classic ya OTPs. Emma I will say in the first two books I liked her. She did frustrate me at times. I think thought this is a YA female thing because a lot of the female characters I read now a days usually does something that is going to annoy me. Doesn’t take away from my experience of the book. Galen was great. He as always there to support Emma when she is going through everything that the author puts her through in the books.
Now when it comes to the last book in the series that one is the one that I took the most issue with. When I read reviews for that book there was a lot of people saying it was not necessary for the story. It could have wrapped up in just two books. These people are not wrong. I really like the third book. Here is my issue with it. A lot of it I felt you really didn’t need. There was love triangle in the book that I really didn’t get. It to my didn’t add anything to the story and felt like it was put in as an after thought. The fight with Emma and Galen if they would have talked it out could have been resolved instead of him taking off. I feel like it could have focus more on Neptune itself. The thing that saved it for me was the end of the book. Now I want a novella and an update on this couple like stat.
NYT Bestselling YA author of The Syrena Legacy series: OF POSEIDON (2012), OF TRITON (2013), OF NEPTUNE (2014).
Repped by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio.
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