Sunday, December 9, 2012

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks Review

Publication Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends  
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 342 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Of Poseidon #1


Synopsis:
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.  

What I thought:
Of Poseidon is the story of Galen, a prince of the house of Triton, who an ambassador of sorts between Syrena and humans. He and his sister come to Florida looking for what appears to be a Syrena,and find Emma - a "human" girl who just so happens to fight off a shark.

If that doesn't interest you then this might, MERMAIDS - well Syrena. They hate being called mermaids.

Now, that might sound cool, and it is, but, it's more of a cheesy and girly book. There's a LOT of romance between the two main characters and some romance with the supporting characters. I'm more a dystopian, science fiction, fantasy sort of girl but this was a light and funny read.

The writing style of this book is different with most books. It has Emma's POV in first person and Galen's POV in third person but his perspective. It kinda threw me off but it work out really well. And don't forget the hilarious commentary with both characters. Sometimes when one of them does something stupid or funny, Emma always think OhMySweetGoodness or count Mississippi's.

The characters in this also worked out pretty well. Emma is a strongish main character and Galen... Well he's a prince, what can you expect from him. But their affection for one another is spot on and absolutely amazing. And they barely fight... No I take that back. I liked how caring Galen is toward Emma. Rayna, in the beginning she's like a diva princess. Hating on Toraf, her mate, humans, and Emma. She's rude towards her and blames her for her best friend's death. But towards the middle she lightens up and starts to like her.

I would definitely recommend this book to mostly girls who loves romance and mermaids. For guys, I also recommend but I prefer not to because most guys don't like that much of romantic stuff and no action scenes so, yeah. I cannot wait for the second book and the ending!!!!! Ahh I hate cliff hangers!!


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