Author: Anna Banks
Synopsis: 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.
How I got this book: Borrowed from Library
I’m honestly glad I didn’t read the synopsis before reading this book. The synopsis makes the book sound so lame.
This book was not lame.
Ok, true, it was a bit annoying to start with. Firstly, because I highly dislike present tense in third person. I’m also not a fan of first-person/third-person viewpoint alternation (if that makes sense…basically, the Emma chapters were first person and the Galen chapters were third person…gargh).
And secondly, my opinion of Galen (at first) can be summed up quite easily:
Eventually, Galen stopped being stalkerish, but there were still moments when I just wanted to:
That doesn’t mean I didn’t like him. By the end of the book, I was totally:
When it came to Emma and Galen.
I liked this book. It didn’t start great, but it improved enough to make up for it.
Now I’m excited for the next one.