Original Title: Of Neptune
Year Published: 2015
Published by: Square Fish
Number of Pages: 368
First Sentence: “I dig my bare feet into the sand, getting close enough to the water for the mid-morning waves to tickle my toes.”
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
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 and land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. 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.
I really loved the two first books in the Syrena Legacy and this one was no different. It is a stunning finish to the trilogy and felt like the perfect way of ending it.
Emma and Galen embark on a journey to recover from the events that concluded the previous book. Instead of solving all their problems it actually makes them worse. I loved that although they both have decided they love each other and are made for each other, we still see doubt and the self-knowledge that they might be rushing things despite being heels over head in love.
The new surroundings are great and are probably what makes this book so great. Had the setting once again been the ocean it might have been slightly boring. Instead, we get a new town with new and interesting characters. Emma is still there though and just as amazing as in the first two books. She is badass, yet gentle and real. Galen is still the same Galen that we met and fell in love with in the first book. He is the perfect mix of lovable and frustrating. You either want to cuddle him or hit him over the head with a shovel.
Just like the first two books this is written from both Emma and Galen’s point of view, which makes the story so much more dynamic, and removes some of the frustration you as a reader probably would have felt if it was written from just Emma’s point of view.
The story itself is great and really entertaining. It has several twists and turns which all feel relevant and keep the story interesting. Nothing feels unnecessary or irrelevant. It is all well connected and the story unfolds very smoothly which makes reading it a very pleasent experience.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I really do. It is a fast paced, fun and entertaining trilogy that I warmly recommend.