Banks, Anna Of Poseidon Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan), 2012. $17.99 326 pages. Content: Language: PG-13 ( 9 swears); Sexual Content: PG; Violence: PG-13 (shark attack).
Galen is a prince from an undersea kingdom and his people are known as the Syrena and their heritage is of Poseidon the Greek god. Galen is an ambassador for his people and he keeps abreast of the goings on of the human world, so when he hears about a Syrena who is posing as a human, he comes on land to check it out. Emma, has no idea that she is a Syrena and if she did she might have been able to stop a shark from killing her best friend on their vacation. Emma returns home after losing her best friend, to find a new kid at school named Galen, a kid that was at the beach the day she lost her friend. Galen tries to figure out if Emma knows that she is a Syrena while not falling for her, because if she is a Syrena then she has the heritage of Triton and she would need to marry Galen’s older brother to unite the kingdoms. Emma and Galen work together to try and understand who she is.
This was a great story with an original storyline and great chemistry between the characters. I can’t wait for the next book.
MS, HS-ESSENTIAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.