Series: Of Poseidon #1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Date Published: May 22nd 2012
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Gibel
Source: Free audiobook download from Sync summer audio pairings
Description: 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.
Of Poseidon was a free audiobook download part of the Sync summer reading program.
I enjoyed the alternating point of views between Emma and Galin. The narrator did a good job and I liked the voices and the acting. I would listen to this narrator again.
The book itself was kind of slow for the most part. Well, it starts off quickly with a shark attack, but the most of the book is Galin trying to figure out Emma and whether she is Syrena or not, and if so why can’t she shift her legs into a fin. Toward the end we learn a lot of really cool facts about the Syrena, their history, and why the original kingdoms had certain gifts. Emma has the gift of Poseidon – she can communicate with fish. The gift is supposed to ensure the Syrena continue to thrive, but Emma isn’t quite what they were expecting. The majority of the book was the build up of the romance between Emma and Galin. They deny each other for a long time until they finally don’t – so that was pretty typical, but the circumstances were unique. The book ends with a bombshell so I’m curious to see what the next book will bring. I absolutely hate when books just stop or end in a cliffhanger, but that does make me need to read the next book.