Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Posted May 23, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Of Poseidon

Series: Of Poseidon #1
Author: Anna Banks
Publish Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Number of pages: 326
Buy:  Amazon | B&N
Source: Purchased
Book Description:
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.

I really enjoyed this book.  Even the hubby acted interested when I was gabbing to him about it.  It’s a fresh spin on mer-… I mean Syrena, and a quick, fun read.

I love that we get to see things from both Galen and Emma’s perspectives.  It’s always interesting to see what each party is thinking during situations. Each of the characters also has a story.  Their personalities make them great throughout the book.  I also like how there wasn’t insta-love.  There were attracted to each other from the first meeting, but then Emma pretty much gets aggravated with Galen.  The history of the Syrena was awesome.  I loved learning about their cultures, and why they became enemies.

Each character had something to bring to the story.  Emma is passionate, and fierce.  She tries her best to do what’s right for her.  Galen is a pain in the butt.  He seems like a great guy, and he is at times, but he’s bossy, and a jerk too.  He doesn’t understand boundaries or requests.  Toraf, Galen’s best friend, is awesome.  He’s funny, and you can always count on him to lighten to mood.  Rayna is Galen’s sister.  She’s got a major temper, and doesn’t like others telling her what to do.

Although it’s predictable, it’s an easy read.  We’re opened up to a new underwater world, and get to see some fantastic places.  I suggest this book to anyone that likes mermaid books, or is wanting a little romance in your life!

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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