Of Neptune ~ Anna Banks

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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.

If you have not read the first two books in this trilogy and are planning on it, do not read the rest of this review due to spoilers.

My Review

The Archives had spoken and all was good in the kingdoms – kind of. While the exceptions may have been made and Emma and Galen were finally allowed to mate, there were still many issues surrounding their relationship. Should they live on water or on land? Should they mate right away or should they wait? Should Emma continue human school and go to human college or leave her human life behind?

Along with all of these questions, Emma and Galen were still struggling with Rachel’s death. Galen especially was blaming the entire occurrence on himself. In hopes of getting away from all of the stress, Emma and Galen finally convinced everyone who needed convincing to allow them to go on a road trip – just the two of them.

Right before they left, King Antonis pulled Emma aside for a little heart-to-heart. Emma’s grandfather told her about a peculiar little town in Tennessee that he wanted them to visit, but did not provide a reason for his request. The entire road trip Emma could not help thinking about their conversation and the small town in Tennessee.

A few hours into the trip, Emma and Galen pulled over to a hidden stream they had found so Galen could stretch his fin. In the midst of the fresh water, Emma had spotted a cave that she wanted to explore. It had seemed like a great idea until Emma and Galen began sensing a pulse, but not exactly a pulse. The feeling they were getting was different from any other Syrena pulse they had ever sensed before. Instead of being a danger, the pulse ended up belonging to Reed, a half-blood with the gift of Poseidon.

After an awkward introduction, Reed explained that he came from a small town named Neptune in Tennessee – the town King Antonis had told Emma about.  After a little bit of arguing, Emma convinced Galen to drive the three of them back to Neptune so Emma could explore.

That night an uncomfortable dinner took place with Emma, Galen, Reed, and his family involving a minor interrogation. Reed’s father, Reder, seemed to be quite interested in the fact that Reed’s brother, Toby, brought up that Galen had the mark of a Triton royal. After the dinner, Emma and Galen were arguing over whether or not they should inform Grom about Neptune. While Galen was out clearing his head, his was kidnapped .

After Galen’s lack of a return, Emma was worried he had left her there. After hanging out with Reed for a few days, and wondering where he was, Emma decided to report Galen’s disappearance to Reder. Despite the search crews already looking for Galen, Emma and Reed went looking for him. During their search in the woods, they were both kidnapped by the town creep, Mr. Kennedy.

It was soon obvious that multiple people were working together to hurt the people, Syrena, and half-breeds in power in Neptune and the ocean and the only way to make things better was for Emma, Reed, and Galen to escape, reveal the crimes being committed, and get the kingdoms and Neptune to work together.

I loved this book. I loved the continuation of the trilogy. I love how the entire trilogy ended. While many readers believed this book was an unnecessary ending to the trilogy, I completely disagree. Many authors would stop writing the story after Emma and Galen were accepted by the kingdoms, but I appreciate Anna Banks continuing the story. I enjoyed Emma and Galen once they were a couple accepted by the kingdoms and I loved how awkward they got around Nalia, Grom, and King Antonis. I am always so upset when I don’t get to see the happy parts of relationships, and this allowed the reader to see the happy-go-lucky times, along with seeing the conflict always present in relationships.

For a lot of this book, Emma and Galen were not together and we got to see both of their perspectives. This drove me absolutely insane in a good way throughout the entire story. There were so many times Emma was like, “Galen left me,” and Galen would be like, “I hope Emma knows I would never leave her and is looking for me,” and I was just like ohmysweetgoodness! (You understand that if you read the book.)

All in all, I am happy with the Syrena Legacy being a trilogy. If you had mixed feelings about reading it before because of other reviews, I definitely think you should go into it without those negative reviews in your head.

Does anyone agree with me about liking this book? I sure hope so! Let me know I am not alone!

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