Of Neptune – book review

Of Neptune by Anna Banks

Of Neptune is the stunning conclusion to the Syrena Legacy series, written by Anna Banks.

Emma, half human and half Syrena, along with her Syrena love, Galen, need some alone time together away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather suggests they explore the small town of Neptune. Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds, like Emma. Emma starts to realise that maybe her grandfather had a purpose when he decided to send her and Galen there. Perhaps he wanted to give her another option – to live in Neptune where she can finally fit in. But in the town also lives a charming Half-Breed names Reed, who can barley contain his feelings for Emma.

Galen and Emma soon discover that the people of Neptune want them to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling Syrena. It’s then that they realise they’re caught in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love, but also their ocean kingdoms.

Like the other two books in this series, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The start was grabbing and it seemed to grab my hand and draw me into the storyline smoothly and without any hitches. Sometimes when I read the next book in a series a few months after I’ve read the other books, it’s hard to get back into the story. That wasn’t the case with this book. The story flowed easily from the end of the second book to this one. I quickly remembered exactly what had happened in the last two books and I was again immersed in the magical world of Syrena. I was a little worried to read this book because although the other two books were amazing, I was scared that this book wouldn’t live up to the rest of the series. Which is stupid, I know. But I’ve encountered a few series with a fabulous first and second book, then a third book that simply didn’t give the series a good enough ending. Now when I look back on those particular series, I remember how bad the ending was and I can’t get over that. Thankfully, this certainly wasn’t the case with this book and I loved every second of reading it. I can definitely add this book to the list of books with great endings!
This book would certainly be my favourite one out of the whole series. I absolutely loved the plot. It was both action-packed and full of romance. It was great to meet Reed, a half-breed living in Neptune. He was sexy, witty and utterly irresistible. Although I’ll always love Galen, Reed seemed so normal and everything about him seemed natural that I couldn’t help but fall in love with him. I loved the interactions between him and Emma. I must admit, Reed was unbelievably swoon-worthy! For a while, Emma spent her time wallowing in misery after something happened to her. I sort-of felt sorry for her, but mostly I just wanted her to take action and get on with working out what she was going to do to make things better. I loved it when she finally got her life back together and started doing something productive. Emma continued to grow as a person throughout this book and she became a lot more courageous as the story went on. Galen was his same amazing self. I loved how he’d never give up on something he believed in. He’d always persist and never give in, which was something I loved about him. At times it could be quite frustrating because that could mean something bad happening to him. The way this book was written meant I had a strong emotional connection to Emma and Galen and I felt both their pain and happiness.
The plot was really interesting. I knew from the start that a town full of half-breeds and Syrena was going to be something new and intriguing. But this book had a lot more action than I expected. I loved being in a new town with all new people and new scenery and I had to get to know people and think about whether they were all as nice and trustworthy as they seemed to be. Overall, this book exceeded my expectations and I completely loved reading it. The ending of this series is perfect and I couldn’t ever dream of having a more satisfying conclusion. I loved reading Of Neptune by Anna Banks and I’d give it a score of 9 out of 10. If you haven’t read Of Poseidon yet, this is a really great series to get into! Highly recommended!

Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont Australia for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!

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