REVIEW: 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.


My initial thought: “This is totally meant for an audience of girls younger than me – preteens maybe”

My second thought: “Oh wait, I’m actually hooked (pun totally intended)!”

Of Poseidon was actually really good!! For the most part, this book seemed like it should be a featured film of the Disney channel (now Family channel I guess). Even though this story wasn’t very original for the most part, I was still completely sucked into the lives of the Emma and Galen. I loved how the chapters switched points of view from Emma to Galen – It gave the story much more depth. For the most part, the story was pretty predictable except for the ending.

The story has been told before many times in different books, but what makes this completely different is the ending. I should have, but didn’t, see that coming! When I finished the book, I just put it down and smiled – satisfied and happy that Anna Banks decided to tie everything together with a twist.

The one thing that bothered me throughout the story is Emma. Her personality was very cliche in the way that she got embarrassed by everything even if it wasn’t very embarrassing at all, or the way she overanalyzes everything. It got to be a little annoying for me.

Overall I still loved this book and I’m definitely going to buy the next two books too. I feel like the next one will be more original, and I’ll also get to see the fallout from this book’s ending.

Rating: 4/5 Stars


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