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
What a fast read! I don’t know what it was about Of Poseidon exactly but once I sat down and started reading it I was caught up. Which says a lot since it was third “mermaid” book I’ve read in the past month. It was great that the POV would jump back and forth between Emma and Galen. There aren’t a ton of those out there and I think I tend to enjoy those because you really get to hear two distinct voices and become acquainted on a more personal level with both main characters. The mythology Banks weaves into the story was so much fun. The treasures you get sneak peeks at while underwater really piqued my interest. Also, the insight that we are given into how the Syrena society works makes the species become more real and possible to the reader. I thought Banks did a great job of creating the Syrena’s culture and bringing that information to you in a way that wasn’t an”information dump.”
Touching on the relationships in the book.
Rayna is a spitfire character that I couldn’t help being fond of. Her relationship with Toraf just kept me giggling. Even though this was a “sidebar” romance to the main one between Galen and Emma it was very well done. Now the relationship that develops between Galen and Emma is great. It wasn’t insta love and that was SOO refreshing. There was some honest struggling going on there which makes it so much more worth it and enjoyable for me while reading. I’m not a huge ran of outright romance books and this one, though I consider it YA paranormal romance, and believe me the romance was very prevalent (agonizing over one another etc) – it wasn’t drowned in it. Hehe. Of the three mermaid books I’ve read this past month this one definitely is the front runner and I absolutely plan to read the next one!
*Review Copy provided by Publisher for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. Find Of Poseidon by Find the Book: GOODREADS
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