Sunday, August 1, 2021

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks


One of my reading goals for 2021 is to read five different trilogies. So with that in mind, I listened to the unabridged audio version of Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks and narrated by Rebecca Gibel.

Listening time for Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks is 9 hours, 32 minutes.

 Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks falls into the fantasy/paranormal romance genre for young adults. I was initially attracted to this trilogy due to mermaids and the paranormal romance aspect of it... And of course, the plot sounded interesting too.

I felt like Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks could have been so much better overall. The narration by Rebecca Gibel was excellent for this novel. But there seemed to be too much teenage angst/drama going on for me between the teenage characters for my liking. Plus, Galen's sister, Rayna, was so annoying as a character... I intensely disliked Rayna as a character. I also disliked Emma's mom, Nalia, as she was annoying personality wise as well. Also, Nalia hid things from her daughter, Emma, that I thought was important for Emma to know.

For much of Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks, I thought I was going to rate it 2 out of 5 stars and I was also seriously questioning whether I wanted to continue with the rest of the trilogy. However, the last 5 or so chapters did pick up and made for more interesting reading. So, I was able to give Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks a better rating in the end. Additionally, I did decide to continue with the trilogy and will be reviewing the second novel in the 'Syrena Legacy' trilogy soon.

Below is the summary for Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks from Audible:

Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he's a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange - is it attraction? - and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he's heard of - a human who can communicate with fish. What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma's gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she's the key to saving his kingdom.

Soon, Emma can't deny her feelings for him, but can't explain them, either - and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings. Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

I am giving Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. Sometimes it does take stories a while to develop. It's good that this one improved as it went on.

    1. Yes, it does take a while for some book to develop... I'm glad I didn't give up on this one.