Author: Anna Banks
Series: Of Poseidon #1
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Source: publisher (Thank you so much, Macmillan!!)
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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 . . .MY THOUGHTS:
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.
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"Ohmysweetgoodness!" Out of all the mermaid books I've ever read, Of Poseidon definitely takes the top spot! I absolutely loved it from start to finish.
Told from the alternating perspectives between Emma and Galen, the story is so well-written and easy to get absorbed in that it's definitely a one-sit read. Not only is the lore of Syrena incredibly fascinating, but there's also an underlying mystery that hooks you in even more. You can never really guess what's going to happen. This story will grab you hook, line, and sinker, and you can only hang on for the speedy ride.
I know I must say this a lot, but Emma has to be my new best friend! She's stubborn and snarky and absolutely hilarious in that subtle-clever sort of way. And I don't know what to say about Galen except that he makes a tail seem like the hottest thing ever. ♥ The romance is electric and sizzling. Every moment they spend denying their attraction to each other is another moment you want to push them together — but in a good way!
The rest of the cast is fun too. Rayna and Toraf, other Syrena like Galen, are a blast. Even their human friends like Rachel bring smiles to my face. Of Poseidon also ends on a cliffhanger that makes me want to pull my hair out, but I can't even recommend that you read this book closer to the release of the second because it's one you want to read as soon as possible.
Fast-paced, fun, and with a romance that teases and pleases at the exact same time, Of Poseidon is undoubtedly the best fish-filled story ever to hit the shelves. I can guarantee that you'll lose sleep reading this book and thinking about it after! :)
BUY or BORROW?: Definitely a buy-worthy book! You'll want to read it again and again, so having it on your shelf would be the perfect solution for your soon-to-develop Galen addiction! ;)