Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks
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.
In the first book in a new mermaid series. Emma soon discovers with an incident with a shark, that there is something unusual about her. Galen, who happens to be there as well notices it too. Galen encourages Emma to train with his group and slowly tells her about the Syrena and her possible connections to them. Soon Emma is part of the family, but she knows that Galen is being secretive and careful with her training. Galen does know one thing. Emma is Syrena but how... and why does she not know her roots?
The reader gets very different personalities with Emma and Galen. She is a feisty, fire-heated girl with a mission to get what she wants and not bow down to anybody. Galen has a reserved personality and only shows true emotions when he is pushed, and Emma definitely gets a reaction out of him.
The story goes deeper into the myths and legends of merfolk and ties the Syrena with an ancient past. How they form their kingdoms and their ability to live on land and sea. Emma brings a lot of drama to the story, but Galen is her opposite and balances out the emotional outbursts perfectly. He definitely gets an A for effort. With a mixture of great characters and storytelling, Of Poseidon is a funny and entertaining read.