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Posted June 1, 2014
I have to say that when I first heard there was going to a Book
I have to say that when I first heard there was going to a Book 3 in The Syrena Legacy Series I was surprised. Like many other readers, I felt that Anna Banks had done a great job wrapping up things in book 2 of the series. I wondered where she was going to go with book 3. After having read book 3, Banks did a great job of creating a new storyline, conflict, and romance. At the beginning of the book, I did feel that Emma's character was a little whiny and irrational. Primarily things between her and Galen were frustrating in the first quarter of the book. I felt myself choosing sides between the two as they hit a relationship snag and Banks introduces a new potential love interest. After I pushed through the first 50 pages of the story though, I found myself enjoying the storyline.
I found the alternating narration to be a little confusing at times. I love alternating narrations because they keep you engrossed in the book and build suspense, while letting you see both characters' points of view, but I feel that these should always be labelled with the character's name who is narrating. The introduction of the Reed character I felt was interesting but I might not have made him a love interest if I had written the story. I just felt that the introduction of a love triangle in the third and final novel of the series was a weird place to introduce this. I did find the town of Neptune a great addition to the story and I think it was meaningful for Emma to find others like her (i.e. Half-Bloods). We get to learn more about her and her true thoughts on the future, etc.
I enjoyed watching the progression and Emma and Galen's relationship as well as the rough spots they faced. All in all, I found the storyline that Banks took intriguing, worthwhile (after those first few pages), and the ending concluded in such a way that all questions were answered for readers. I felt the final novel was enjoyable and a great addition to Emma and Galen's story.
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Posted July 7, 2014
I was so excited for this book! I felt like I waited forever to
I was so excited for this book! I felt like I waited forever to get it. I started it and was drawn in immediately. Things have changed since Emma was accepted by the Syrena. Her and Galen can be together! But ever since Rachel died Galen has been different. He's quite and Emma knows he hasn't properly grieved for her. So they take a trip! Which Emmas Grandfather so nicely directs them to a town called Neptune. This town is special. Why you ask? Because if is full of half-breeds. Emma is not the only one and she's not the only one with gifts. This changes things. Emma feels like she belongs here and the new guy (Reed) is very kind. Emma is presented with a choice. Could she live here and feel like she belongs? Would Galen stay too or is she destined to be with someone else?
The other characters were not in this book much. I missed Toraf and Rayna! They were a couple of my favorites. They were in the end and a few other chapters but, I missed them. Maybe we will get some of their stories in the future. That would be great!!
We get to see some of Galen's POV in this one, which was great. Since him and Emma's relationship is struggling. A lot of which could have been fixed with simple communication. Unfortunately, they are in the middle of a power struggle and are separated. Galen goes through a lot and it helps him to realize how he feels about Emma. If only he could get away and talk to her but, will she feel the same? Has he lost her to people who are just like her?
Emma kind of drove me nuts in places. She was thinking Galen was smothering her and that he was being selfish to ask her to live int he ocean with him. Not only that but, she lets Reed distract her. I am so not a fan of love triangles!! I really don't like them. I liked Reed but, I thought it was unnecessary to the story. It takes a while for her to realize that she screwed up. I was like "Um, yea hello"!!! If she would have just talked with Galen a lot of their pain and suffering could have been avoided. Emma needs to come to her senses but, will she do it in time? What if Galen doesn't survive? O_o
I am sad to see this series end but, I am ok with the ending. Thank goodness there was an epilogue! I got to the last page and was like NOOO!! Another series is done. Always a sad day for me.
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Posted July 21, 2014
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Posted June 13, 2014
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