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

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
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Published: 2012-05-22
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…

Still feeling the mermaid love, I read Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. I’ve read many good reviews about this book and people have been raving about it. I’m glad that I read this next because I love the story despite its predictability.

First of all, it was a pretty cute beginning but something tragic happens that made me tear up. But all that sadness went away when I got to know Galen.

Ohmysweetgoodness! Galen is so adorable. Every thing he does, I find adorable. I wish he was real and I know him because I want to pinch his cheeks for being to damn adorable. Every character is also likable/lovable, even Rayna, Galen’s twin, who seems to be the mean girl type. But for 20-year-old twins, they seem immature, especially Rayna. I still love all the characters presented in this novel, even Emma’s mom who makes funny remarks.

I like that one chapter is on Emma’s first-person POV while the other is a narrative on Galen’s POV and would include Rayna and Toraf too. The plot is predictable but still good nonetheless. Each page turn makes me giddy with excitement and I would find myself smiling while reading. The description is correct, it really is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

There’s no major threat, like villains, so far. The story focuses on Galen and Emma’s attraction to each other and Grom’s need to mate first before Galen. There’s definitely a bigger picture than the love interest, like who Grom’s mate should be and the safety of the Syrena’s. I feel that there’s going to be trouble there which would probably surface in the next book. Then there’s the revelation at the end of this novel which I guessed from the first quarter or half of the story. I already knew what it was but it feels good to be right, right? I am so excited to find out how this revelation would play out and how it affects my beloved Galen and Emma.

The Gift of Poseidon is very useful IMO, you can talk to all sea creatures. If I had that ability, I could get a job as a dolphin/seal/penguin/etc trainer. Hahaha! I wonder what the Gift of Triton is, since no one remembers or actually knows what it is, will we find out what that gift is in Bank’s next novel, Of Triton? I am so excited.

I’d say it’s a pretty simple mermaid love story. I gave this novel a rating of 4 out of 5 because I really, really liked it. It’s a very promising start for debut author Anna Banks.

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