Where did I get it? I bought this book at Chapters as soon as I finished the first book. I actually read them both in the same day. You can find it on BookOutlet here though!
Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half-Breeds should be put to death.
As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?
Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen’s points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.
I hate couples kissing on covers. Why would you do this?!
I started this book litterally an hour after finishing the first. It started off where the first book ended, like a continuation. The end of the first book was a HUGE cliffhanger so I dove straight into this one to see what would happen next.
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I love Emma, the main character. She’s really great. I love how she’s not stupid like a lot of female characters. She’s actually smart and tries to make the right decisions. I loved how she genuinely could not choose between her mom and Galen at the start of the book. She’s also trying to figure out who she is throughout the whole book. She knows she’s at least half-mermaid but what does that mean? That’s mostly what she explores in this book.
Obviously Galen is my crush in this book. I could rave about him forever. He’s strong, smart, and good looking all at the same time, which isn’t really realistic. BUT he seems like a realistic character to me anyway. He’s just the perfect book boy to crush on. He really loves Emma, not just for superficial reasons. They actually make a really good couple and he lets her do what she needs to. I love that he doesn’t hold her back. Maybe that’s why I’m so in love with him.
I love her writing style. Unfortunately I thought this book was way too short. It was a little too fast paced and I wished there had been more detail along with everything. I think the author could have dragged it out some more to make the story better. I didn’t want more at any point during the story because as soon as I wanted something it happened right away. I also thought the “villains” in this book gave up too easily. Like oh yup you win see ya. I was expecting a little more of a fight.
I’m a little concerned for the next book. The first one ended with a huge cliffhanger and this one didn’t. The series could have been a dualogy. I’m nervous the third book isn’t going to fit in with these first two.
There is so much romance going on in the book and I loved it. Some of it was typical and cheesy but for whatever reason I still wanted more. I think I just really felt connected to the characters that I wanted them to be happy together. I also really loved the new characters that were introduced, mainly the king. I loved how everything just tied together in this book. It made me really happy.
“I wonder how many tears the ocean has swallowed, how much of the ocean is actually made of tears.”
5 out of 5 stars