Jun 4, 2014

Book Review | Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy #3) by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon

Author: Anna Banks
Published Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Feiwell and Friends
Book Link: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads 

Getting away from the sea is what Galen needs. More specifically, he needs to get away from the house that continuously reminds him of Rachel. 
When Emma's grandfather, King Antonis, sent her to an expedition to a town named Neptune, she didn't expect to find someone like her. Moreover, she didn't expect that a town she's been sent in is a home for humans and Syrena, as well as half-breeds like her. With a charming half-Syrena, half-human named Reed to tour her around the town, Galen's reasons to not stay in town seems to pile up, now that Reed continues to hit it off with Emma with every chance he's got.  But as Emma searched as to why King Antonis sent her, little did she know that the danger lurks just beneath the shallow waters that surrounds Neptune.

I was ecstatic when I found out that Of Neptune will be released this year. After getting hooked on Of Poseidon, and the ideal ending to the series in Of Triton, I pretty much have little idea on what Anna Banks has in store for us in Of Neptune

At first, I feel a tad bit disconnected to Emma, unlike the instant connection that I had with her on the first book in the series. I felt that certain feeling of being dragged on her parts, but I also found myself anticipating for Galen's narration. The second half of the novel is where the pace finally picked up, as the events that soon follows became much more intense.

I like how Anna Banks presented the idea of the much needed change in the novel. In Of Poseidon and Of Triton, we saw how the Syrena Kingdoms are adamant to change. The town of Neptune certainly covers the part wherein the change is needed, and that King Antonis is open to suggestions such as this. 

Moreover, the story will throw you off the course with regards into who's working with whom. The twists, as well as the back story presented in the novel, gave Of Neptune the connection it needed to stick with it's predecessors.

However, one of the down parts in the novel is that, we don't get to see that much of the other interesting characters in the novel like Nalia, Grom, Toraf, and Rayna. The duo, Toraf and Rayna, surely stole the hearts of the readers, and it's unfortunate that they only show up a few chapters before the epilogue. 

Of Neptune is the third and last installment in The Syrena Legacy that you don't want to miss. Join the gang once again as they discover the secret that has been passed down and kept away for generations, and as Emma and Galen exchange their sweet vows that will forever stay in the history of Syrena, written in the cave of Memories, that will serve as a reminder of true love between a full-blooded Syrena and a half-breed.


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