May 29, 2014

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

Of Poseidon

Author: Anna Banks
Series: The Syrena Legacy #1
Published: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Feiwell and Friends

Emma thought of many ways to excuse herself from embarrassment when she bumped into a dark-skinned guy named Galen. She didn't know why, but the moment they touched, she felt a spark that tingles her body. Soon, she found that Galen took interest in her, and when she learned his secret, she knew she would never be the same again.

What I really like about Emma was her attitude. She doesn't let others boss her around and she does the exact opposite of what they told her to do. Sometimes her behavior can be considered disrespectful especially when the order came from her mother,  but Emma is the type of girl who do whatever she wants and face the consequences later. Moreover, Emma is not your typical heroine who's clueless, instead she wanted to take control of the situation she's in.

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, as well as the ambassador to the humans. That's why when a human friend of his, Dr. Milligan found a girl with the same violet eyes that ran through the veins of the Syrena, he immediately contacted Galen. Galen is the kind of guy who would put duty first rather than his feelings, even if it means hurting him in the process. He's also kind and gentle and funny because of his lack of knowledge about humans. 

In addition to the two main characters, there's also Rayna, Galen's twin, who could set you off with her loud and bold personality, as she is not afraid to give you a piece of her mind even if you've just met, and she's a character that you wouldn't forget and would surely miss. And then there's Toraf, the one who adds more entertainment through his personality and relationship to the other characters. His type of character can be find in almost any series that I've read, and it's good to find him here in this book.

Moreover, the flow of the story wasn't fast nor slow enough to bore you. Though some parts of the story might be predictable, it was still nonetheless a great read. Anna Banks' own version of mermaid folklore will never fail you, and it is not your typical little mermaid

Of Poseidon is a great start for the series. With its engrossing characters and plot, mixed with a splash of romance and a whole new world under the sea, it's a refreshing read full of surprises.

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