Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Emma and her gorgeous boyfriend Galen are desperate for some time alone, away from their underwater sea kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton.
They visited the small town of Neptune, which they are shocked to find is home to land-dwelling, fresh-water Syrena. But there’s an undercurrent of tension between the Syrena of Neptune and those from the sea. Soon they are caught in a power struggle that threatens the future of both their ocean kingdoms. Neptune holds another threat too: a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma.
Thoughts on the book: I am so sad that this series is over. I really enjoyed getting to know Galan and Emma and the Syrena world that they lived in. In Of Neptune, Emma and Galan set off to spend some quality time together on land away from everyone that they know. Emma’s grandfather tells her about this little town called Neptune and that she should defiantly make it a stop on their road trip. Upon entering the town they soon discover that the town in full of full-blooded Syrena and half-blooded Syrena and that the underwater kingdoms don’t know about it. They also seem to find themselves in a spot of bother too. I won’t say much more about the storyline here but it is certainly the best ending that you could imagine.
Once again Of Neptune is told from the Points Of View (POV) of Emma and Galan. And I found that Emma has been searching for herself and where she fits into the Syrena life and in Neptune she does. For as long as she have known about Syrena people, she has been the only one that has been let live and there has been this town here full of people like her the whole time and her grandfather knew about it. It is a big eye opener for not only Emma but also for Galen. Galen has always had a soft spot for humans but when it comes to half-breeds it is a different matter, although he does accept Emma. Once he finds out that Emma’s grandfather knew about the town the whole time and never told anyone he feels betrayed and thinks the whole Syrena community will feel the same. It is a huge predicament for him because he sees that Emma feels so comfortable among these half-breeds and that she could have the life that he could never give her with one of them. It is the ultimate dilemma
Favourite character: I loved the addition of Reed and found him to be my favourite character in Of Neptune. He wasn’t afraid to go after what he wanted (Emma) and wasn’t scared to step on peoples toes to get what he wanted. Reed was also very proud of who and what he was and even though he was stuck on land he still tried and tried to become more like a full blooded Syrena than a half blood. He believed that he had the same rights as full bloods and that they shouldn’t be looked down on because of the life that they were born into and should be accepted as if they were one of their own.
“Emma, I will love you with every breath in my body and beyond my own death. I swear to be your shield, your protector, your worshipper. There is nothing I will deny you. I am yours”
Rating: 5/5 a perfect ending to a perfect series