The Syrena Legacy Book 1
"Think of the one thing you might not be able to live without. Now imagine sacrificing it …"
Galen is gorgeous, with striking violet eyes and a toned body that makes people tremble – and that’s just when he’s in human form. He’s from the House of Triton, god of the sea, and he’s desperate to find the right girl; one who has the Gift of Poseidon. For only that girl can stop his brother from marrying a fraud.
Emma is an eighteen-year-old accident-prone human. Or so she thinks.
When Emma meets Galen on the beach, they both sense a sizzling chemistry. But can Galen convince her that she holds the key to his kingdom – without letting on that he’s falling for her?
For a sweet mermaid romance, Emma McIntosh's story starts out rough. Her father has recently died of cancer, and her best friend is mauled to death by a shark in the opening scene. Baggage enough for any 18-year-old, but then the hot guy who witnessed the carnage at the beach shows up in Emma's world history class. Galen is gorgeous, seems to have money to burn, and is completely focused on Emma. He claims to know Emma's "secret" one she doesn't even know she has. He also has a sister with a big mouth, whose willingness to wade into any fray soon pushes Emma into awareness that her love-hate feelings for the ocean are more than just a consequence of her friend's death. Banks's first novel has some beginner's bumps, notably the lack of a self-contained plot, but also a great deal of charm. The mix of first-person and third-person present-tense narration is not seamless, though it imparts immediacy and warmth. Much background is given and few questions are answered, but Emma's emotions propel the narrative. Ages 13 up.
I really enjoyed this fresh idea, looking forward to the next one :-) you won't regret buying this!
Well I read a lot of YA fiction because they're just dripple reading that I can procrastinate with. And trust me i read a lot mostly because i see if they can shock me anymore my their bad writing. This...well this blew my mind and was worth every dollar. For a YA fiction, you looking at a well constructed story with likable characters. This may not seem like much, but Banks pulls together a pretty interesting story leaving me wanting for more. Whatever Banks lacks in plot momentum she makes up for with making me laugh, cry, and basically keeping me on an emotional rollacoster worthy of rehashing my fondest teen memories (not that it's been that long). Her characters maybe archetypal, but don't let that lose her points, it is YA fiction and she does it wonderfully. I think the bad reviews that I've read are from people looking at a YA fiction from an adults point of view and expecting what Adult romances usually bring, but come on people, she's writing for late teens to girls in their early twenties, it's a target group and dare I say almost a genre of writing, if you can't appreciate that then this might not be the best book to buy. However if you're willing to put your YA attitude into full drive and leave the adult at the door (or if you are a young adult yourself) this love story is well worth your time.
"Of Poseidon" was a good read i liked how things were happening though out the story stright from the get go but at a good pace not all at once and not big spaces in between and cant wait for the next book to come out to see what happens next =)