Title: Of Neptune
Author: Anna Banks
Series: The Syrena Legacy Trilogy
Previous Book(s) Review(s):
1. Of Poseidon
2. Of Triton
Date Started: September 16
Date Finished: October 4
Format: ebook from my iBook library
Things have changed for Emma in the last year. A shark accidentally killed her best friend. She fell in love with Galen. She found out that she is part human and part Syrena. She also found out that her mother is the lost Triton princess. Rachel died and she finally graduated high school. With the summer before college on the horizon, Galen asks Emma to take a road trip with him, far away from the ocean. He’s still grieving the death of Rachel and Emma agrees.
Once Grom and her mother are on board they have to decide where to go. Her grandfather helps out and points them towards a small town in Tennessee. But this isn’t just a regular small town where everyone knows everyone. No, this small town is filled with vampires…kidding, although that would have made for a good plot twist. This town is actually filled with Half-Breeds like Emma. Looks like the tale that she was told about that other city wasn’t exactly the truth.
Galen isn’t exactly thrilled about finding this town of Neptune. He knows what it could mean for him and Emma, since she already feels like she doesn’t belong and now with this town where she fits in, he could lose her. He doesn’t help matters either when he tells her that he’s not so sure that he can stay on land with her like they previously agreed to. After this argument, he’s kidnapped. A boy in town, Reed, takes an interest in Emma, and then there’s the mysterious botanist Mr. Kennedy that just gives everyone the creeps.
All right, so I was really looking forward to this book, especially because of my rereads of the other two and the fact that Marissa Meyer gave it such a glowing review on Twitter. However, I’m not sure if it was because I was so excited for it or if it was because I stopped reading halfway through to take care of some digital library reads and then started it again a few weeks later, but Of Neptune was kind of disappointing. Don’t get me wrong it was a good story. A town full of Half-Breeds that are just like Emma. Finding out that the guy who kidnapped Galen *spoiler alert* helped plan the takedown of the Royals with Jagen. It was a good read it’s just that other than that minor plot point, this book didn’t really seem to fit with the other two. Maybe it was just me? I don’t know, but the ending also seemed kind of rushed.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. A little bit of a let down with a rushed ending.
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