Sysnopsis via Goodreads:
Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen's not fully convinced that Emma's the one he's been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help--no matter what the risk.
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This book is hilarious!! I wish every book can start out like this! Emma and Chloe is a match made in heaven. They play off each other's personality and I find it very funny and amusing. :D The plot is amazing. It is not slow. I gasped at the end of some of the chapters.
I couldn't stop reading! I was totally singing the phrase "Fan-flipping-fastic". I love how Anna included the death of someone Emma loves and not just say "oh I'm Emma, my blah, blah, blah died, now I have to move to this new town...". Anna incorporated the death within the novel and where the audience can see and feel what really happened. It was such a breath of fresh air! I do have to say I wasn't a fan of the conversation in the beginning. Okay, I don't know how to put this, but I'll try. There are conversations between characters that sounds too "mean-girls-like". You know when those mean girls said "Oh my god, Shut. Up." you know that kind of teen-like tone. There were conversations that gave me the tone like that. Others might complain Emma whined a bit much, but I felt like she expressed just enough emotions.
Galen sounds so gorgeous! I mean being a royal totally helps too! Galen is perfect! *swoon!*
The teacher in the school is just hilarious, (partially because he reminds me of someone), Galen too! I also love how he is 20, not the typical 18 in most YA. *major swoon!* I just love all the characters! They all have something a little different, but they are all sassy and funny. :) I can't emphasis enough how I LOOOOVEE ALL the characters!!! HOLY CRAP RIGHT?! I NEVER, and I mean NEVER, love every characters in a book. Main characters are super hard to love but this book, I loved them. I like Emma, and Galen. I love Toraf and Rayna! I REALLLY love the relationship between Rayna and Toraf, they remind me of Artemis and Wally from Young Justice. Spitfire FTW! :3 I also enjoyed Emma and Galen's relationship, they were cute. Rachel is just so "Garcia-From-Criminal-Minds", AWESOME!
My reaction to Galen and Toraf
Anna Banks' tone is very likable! And all the awards to this book!! It has cat-fight and awesome guys!! I don't know how to explain it, Galen and Toraf are amazing friends; their conversations are always fabulous to read! Okay, there is only one thing that is predictable but it is okay :p. You know when you read a fabulous book and don't know how to describe the epicness? You just kind of feel it, the rush, the excitement? Well this book definitely gave me that feeling, definitely a buy-it-full-price type of book! The mystery, the suspense, and the magic just takes my breath away! I love the Houses! I love all the evils! I love the sea! I love absolutely everything about this book!
This book has the perfect balance of everything. I can only describe it as the professor in Power Puff Girls did "add a little of happiness, sunshine, rainbow and chemical X", but that chemical X is EPIC AWESOMENESS!!! OH GOD CLIFFHANGER! I NEEEEEDDD MOOOOOREEEEE NOOOOOW!! This book is worth buying a billion copies and stacking them into your own underwater land. :3
This book in one gif?
And my reaction to Anna Banks?