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Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
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Feb 29, 2012

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bookshelves: netgalley, favorites-hm-2012, teen, romance
Read from February 29 to March 01, 2012

Special thanks to Netgalley for the Advanced Reader Copy.

Don’t call them mermaids, or mermen for that matter. They are the Syrena. Humans are unaware of their existence because they can shift into human form when needed and there are laws prohibiting interaction between Syrena and humans. Prince Galen hears rumor of a girl who might be Syrena living on land, so he goes to investigate and literally bumps into Emma. She has all the characteristics of a Syrena, but does not appear to know anything about her heritage. Galen decides to stay on land and figure out just what is going on.

This was one of the more enjoyable mermaid outings I have read recently. I thought the take on the mythology behind the Syrena was clever. Even though most of the action takes place on land, I was able to get a good sense of their culture and politics. Galen and Emma’s romance was not too angst or drama filled, considering the teen audience. None of the characters were particularly deep, but that didn’t impact the story too much. I was able to figure out one of the plot pieces early on, but it was fun waiting to see the characters figure it out. This ends on a dramatic cliff hanger, and I am looking forward to seeing where the story will go next.

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Michelle Really liked this one. Review forthcoming closer to the publication date.

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