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Monday, April 21, 2014

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...
Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

First, may I say, aren't those covers beautiful? I've always had a thing for underwater covers (like “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer) I was originally going to read this book when my pool construction was finished. (so I could just feel like I was taking an awesome vacation.)
I couldn’t wait that long. I ended up sitting on the couch, and devouring this novel, and it’s sequel immediately. It was fantastic. I could feel the struggle of Galen. What he should do, and why he didn’t want to do it, but knew he had to.

And then, the glorious moment when…well, ok, I won’t spoil it.

Nonetheless, I love Galen and his old world nature. I love his perseverance. I love Emma and her propensity to get in to trouble. I like her spitfire nature, and her compassion towards living things (I’d say animals, but that doesn't really fit.)

I like a lot of the relationships presented in this novel, mainly because they have presented different kinds of love, and how each of them can be just as powerful as the other. If you are looking for a good summer read (that you don't have to fight to enjoy) this is the novel for you. I seriously enjoyed its rolling action (without the taxation of some of the more serious themed summer novels.) Such a sweet romantic story! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment!

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