Saturday, May 4, 2013

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon:
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.

This debut novel by Anna Banks was a great beginning to this series. Of Poseidon explores the myth of Poseidon and creates a whole new under-the-sea world for us to explore. While most of this book was spent on land, the little hints of the underwater world were intriguing and I definitely want more. There were some awkward things in this novel, like Emma's almost instant loss of grief for her friend and the constant male chauvinistic attitudes that brought the story down for me, but for the most part I loved Anna's storytelling and the characters. The cliffhanger ending..."ohmysweetgoodness" as Emma would say! What a revelation, and no, I'm not gonna say what it is; all I will say though is that the release of Of Triton CANNOT come fast enough.

This book opens with a devastating loss for Emma and her world is quickly turned upside down when the boy she literally stumbled into turns up in her home town. As if discovering that she's not quite human isn't enough, when she finds out the real reason for Galen's interest, she believes she has lost him for good. Suddenly the perfect solution manifests, and Galen and Emma can finally be together. Or so they think. But someone from the Syrena's past appears and they will change everything for everyone.

1 comment:

  1. It was one of the best books that I have read ever. I can't wait until the rest of the series to come out.

    Cath Brookes (Limo in Seattle)


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