(Of Poseidon #1)
by Anna Banks
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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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. (Goodreads)
The secondary characters in the book were so much fun as well! I enjoyed Rayna, Galen’s brother, and Toraf, Galen’s best friend. The only character that I couldn’t quite figure out was Emma’s mom. She was very mysterious, and I was quite curious about her story.
This book starts off with a bang and just keeps going! The storyline was interesting enough to keep me turning the pages, and the pacing flowed perfectly. I love the idea of mermaids and mermen (called Syrena). I haven’t read many, if any books, that deal with mermaids, and I found it to be extremely delightful. The ending definitely left me hanging, and I’m really curious to see what is going to happen next!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book more than I expected to. It was a great read for this summer, and I’m glad I read outside by the pool. It was a perfect setting for this beach read. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!