Of Poseidon (Book 1 in the Syrena Legacy) by Anna Banks

Published by Square Fish, imprint of Macmillan

A review by John Irvin


“Either way, he knows what happened. He knows why my cheek is plastered to his bare chest.” –Emma

            She’s a Syrena, she doesn’t know it. The day she meets Galen, her life changes forever. He’s the prince of the Syrena, on a mission to find a girl he’s found can communicate with fish.

            Their connection is instant and like nothing either of them have ever felt before. After meeting a few times, Galen is sure she’s his destiny—or at least, the destiny of his people.

            Through the discovery of merpeople, Emma stumbles upon a revelation. She’s not who she thought she was. Can she face the facts and accept her true self? Is she the key to the kingdom everyone keeps claiming her to be? Do these feelings she develops for Galen mean anything?

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            The opening chapter hooked me from the start. I’ve always had a thing for mermaids—just thought I’d mention that. This is a unique take on the lore. It is a Teen book, but I found it still intriguing, captivating, and a page-turner.

            There’s an ancient mystery too. Who are the Syrena? Who are these humanoids—or rather, Half-Breeds? And who thought there’d still be arranged marriages in today’s society. Yes, I’m hinting at several reasons why you should buy this book!

            The genre would be young adult fantasy, romance (I’m going to be personal right here and say, when I read the kissing scene, the writer inside me wept with joy and I said, I want to write like that!)

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: OF POSEIDON.

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