Review: Of Neptune (Anna Banks)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 330
Publisher: May 13th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends (first published May 1st 2014)
ISBN: 9781250039606
Genre: mermaids!
Source: Library copy



Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy, #3)Emma, who is half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together. Alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean-living Syrena and the land-dwelling, freshwater counterparts. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love, but their ocean kingdoms.

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever!




Oh, how I love this series. I love it with a love that is more than a love, I and my Syrena under the sea. I am happy to report, that although this is the end to a beloved series and set of characters, I am actually HAPPY with how it wraps up.

Yes, you read that correctly. There is an ending that is satisfying and leaves you with a sense of completeness. Thank goodness for epilogues! The story was a bit different this time around. Normally the alternating views are closely related, but this time it's like you're reading two different stories. While the events are related, what Emma experiences is totally different from what Galen is facing until near the end of the book. I thought Anna Banks did a great job with it, and Galen is still my favorite.

There are new characters in Of Neptune. I'm not a big fan of them, but they served their purpose. I felt like Reed was way too pushy and I would have liked to punch him if I lived with these characters. I also missed Galen's motley crew. They were not present throughout the majority of the book, and I so wanted them to be. The silly antics that I came to expect from the odd couple were not present in Of Neptune, which gave it a much more serious feel than the previous books.

Overall, the pacing was pretty good. There were a few times where I felt things were getting sticky and taking too long, but it usually resolved itself by the end of the chapter. You will definitely find more of Ms. Banks' great characterization and witty dialogue. There are even a few surprises in store that might make you flip your fins!

1 comments:

Amber Elise said... .

I'm happy you liked this one! I was wondering how this conclusion would work out, I'm happy that it's satisfying !:)

Amber Elise @ Du Livre

September 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM

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