Hello friends! There’s something a little different with today’s book review post.
I’m going to be posting two book reviews in this post. I don’t do this often. The only reason why I am doing this now is because I don’t have much to say about either books. Especially because this review is for two books I first read years ago. I’ve re-read them recently and wanted to share my minimal thoughts.
The books I am reviewing today are as the title states: Of Poseidon, and Of Triton. The first two books in the Syrena Legacy trilogy 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.
There are two point of views that make Of Poseidon the story that it is. We read from Emma and Galen. These two prove to be quite an emotional couple. More so now because I’ve re-read the books to write this review. When I first read Of Poseidon, I ship Emma and Galen so hard.
What I enjoy most about Of Poseidon is that the story is a fast and light read. I actually had fun and laughed a lot when I read Of Poseidon the first time, and during this second time around as well.
I love love love the pacing of this story!! Galen and Emma are actually great together and I’m so happy that the end of this story has the answer to the unspoken question all of the characters were all asking.
I adored getting to know Galen, Emma, and everyone else in Of Poseidon again.
Of Poseidon remains to be one of the fastest physical books I can read. In fact, the pace of the story swept me away enough that I didn’t have the time to tab/mark any of my favourite parts!
I give Of Poseidon, 4 stars.
Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, #2) by Anna Banks
Trigger Warning: Minor Character Death, and Death Caused by Drowning.
Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half-Breeds should be put to death.
As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?
What I liked about Of Triton is that while we read Emma and Galen’s story, there are things that the reader discovers. Like how the books’ titles are named, and how fitting they are for the story.
Much like Of Poseidon, Of Triton is a fast read as well.
There are a few scenes in Of Triton that I liked reading, and I loved seeing the three kiddos using their family line’s powers.
I was very happy with how Of Triton turned out. Though I am sad that there’s a minor character’s death in this one.
I know that there’s a 3rd (the final) book in the Syrena Legacy trilogy, but I’m not too excited about reading it. From what I remember, there were lots of un-needed stuff in Of Neptune. So I don’t think I’m going to be reading Of Neptune any time soon.
I give Of Triton, 4 stars.
Have you read the Syrena Legacy novels?
What did you think of them?
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