02 August 2012

Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Title: Of Poseidon
Author: Anna Banks
Pub. Date: May 22, 2012
Acquired: Won in contest.
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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 LOVE stories about merpeople (Sorry, Galen)! They are just so refreshing and there are so many different things that you can do with them to make them stand out!

Of Poseidon hits the mark for me, with an engaging tale of a girl-meets-boy and her world is INSTANTLY turned upside-down in SOOOO many ways.

This book isn't all puppy dogs and unicorns. In fact, the first couple of chapters are pretty darn bleak. Without spoiling anything, I'll just say that Emma loses something important to her and it changes her.

During this, however, Emma has Galen. It's not really a quick romance, though. Even though Emma and Galen CLEARLY have feelings for each other, there are obstacles in the way.

Of Poseidon is told in both Emma's and Galen's voices. The reader, therefore, gets a look into both of their heads, which serves as a great way to keep the reader in the loop, even when the other characters may not be.

Of Poseidon has mythology, royalty, and a few different love stories to keep your interest.

I'll definitely be purchasing Of Triton.

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~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. OF POSEIDON is her debut novel.

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