Book Review: Of Neptune, by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy #3)
Genre: YA paranormal romance
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Synopsis: 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-living Syrena and the land-dwelling, freshwater counterparts. 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.
In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.
...for being an okay conclusion to a series, but not a very good one.
I especially didn't feel satisfied with Emma's role in this story. She went from being a powerful player to being your average damsel in distress...with a love triangle to boot! Galen had all this stuff happen to him (it's really kinda funny how much trouble he gets into in this story--poor guy doesn't get a break!) and Emma was practically powerless to help. There were scenes where I felt she could have done something, but she didn't. It was rather frustrating.
The story did have its fun moments, however. Certain questions did get answered, and there was a lot of exciting stuff going on; kidnappings, rescues, arguments between two young lovers, and obsessive mad scientists. The plot has a lot going on for it. It just wrapped things up a little too quickly.
Overall, this trilogy went from taking it's time, to sprinting to the finish line. I would have liked to have seen more pages to final two books, with better explanations, and better character development. Perhaps having a fourth book would have helped. This had the potential to be a really good series, but it didn't quite make it.
All in all, if you've read the previous two installments, you'll probably want to read this one, if only for the sake of finishing the trilogy. But don't expect too much, because it will disappoint you a little.