Synopses & Reviews
Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl hes 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 Emmas gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .
Told from both Emma and Galens points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.
"For a sweet mermaid romance, Emma McIntosh's story starts out rough. Her father has recently died of cancer, and her best friend is mauled to death by a shark in the opening scene. Baggage enough for any 18-year-old, but then the hot guy who witnessed the carnage at the beach shows up in Emma's world history class. Galen is gorgeous, seems to have money to burn, and is completely focused on Emma. He claims to know Emma's 'secret' one she doesn't even know she has. He also has a sister with a big mouth, whose willingness to wade into any fray soon pushes Emma into awareness that her love-hate feelings for the ocean are more than just a consequence of her friend's death. Banks's first novel has some beginner's bumps, notably the lack of a self-contained plot, but also a great deal of charm. The mix of first-person and third-person present-tense narration is not seamless, though it imparts immediacy and warmth. Much background is given and few questions are answered, but Emma's emotions propel the narrative. Ages 13 up. Agent: Lucy Carson, the Friedrich Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Its 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.
About the Author
Anna Banks grew up in a small town called Niceville (yes, really). She now lives in Crestview, Florida, with her husband and their daughter. This is her debut novel.