Sunday, March 25, 2012

Of Poseidon Review

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.

I liked this book a lot. It was the third mermaid book I've read in the last month, and very different from the other two. The story was a little hard for me to get into at first, I felt like I was forcing myself to read it. That totally changed once I really got to know the characters.

Emma is both strong and fragile. She's been through a lot in the past few years, the death of her father, and the traumatic death of her best friend which she witnessed. That alone would be enough to crush me, but Emma perseveres and tries to get on with her life. Enter Galen.... She literally bumps into him, and that moment will change her life forever.

Galen is kind of a mystery at first, you don't really find out a lot about him for a while, which I think was sort of irritating to me. He and his sister Rayna, move to New Jersey so he can be closer to Emma. He and Rayna are Syrena royalty, and not used to living on land for long periods of time. With the help of his assistant Rachel, he assimilates pretty well into human life.

I'm not one to give a bunch of spoilers, so I'm not going to really get into the meat of the book. This was definitely a fun read once I really got into it. The story was strong, and the character's were likable. I would give it a 4 out of 5.

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