Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom…
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.
Young Adult – Urban Fantasy – Romance
A few weeks ago, or rather a couple months ago, I started reading The Syrena Legacy trilogy. I had seen this series a lot on blogs and bookstagram, with almost exclusively positive reviews. So I was excited to read it and make my own opinion.
I read The Syrena Legacy in the span of a few months because I didn’t read all three books in a row. But I flew through each book in a couple of days. They are so addicting and entertaining, once you get started you won’t stop. In fact, the story was really fun and some plot-twists really caught me off guard (and those cliffhangers, man !). Moreover, I loved the characters who were fun and endearing.
Throughout the trilogy, we get to know Emma and Galen, as well as every other secondary character. I loved how Emma evolved in this series, and how bad-ass she gets! Also, every secondary character is interesting and brings a lot of humor and emotion to the story.
The universe with this series is something else I really liked. It felt quite unique, and I really like mermaids. Of course, this is what I call a “good all YA”, and that comes with a handful of clichés. But that’s part of the fun, and this series is like a good RomCom, perfect to relax and chill.
Finally, I have to talk a bit about the writing, which wasn’t always great. I really didn’t like the way Anna Banks handled the two perspectives. Indeed, Emma’s POV chapters were written in the first person, but Galen’s were in the third. I still don’t really understand that choice and it really bothered me and at times took me out of the book.
That being said, I highly recommend you give this series a shot. I promise, it’s lots of funs 😘.
My rating: 4/5