Thursday, May 24, 2012

Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon

Title: Of Poseidon

Author: Anna Banks

Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends

Publication Date: May 22, 2012

Cover: 5/5

Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. It’s 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.

My Review:
What an awesome book! I was hooked from the first chapter.
I love mermaid stories but I don't read a lot of them.

You and I would call them mermaids/mermen just don't let Galen hear you. He hates the 'M' word. To him they're Syrena.

Emma is you'r average run of the mill clumsy girl, or is she? Emma is on vacation in Florida with her best friend, Chloe, when she bumps right into (literally) the uber hot Galen. They feel a connection right away. Shortly after their little run in the unthinkable happens, Chloe is attacked by a shark. That's when Emma finds out she exhibits some not so human qualities, she can not only talk to the shark but it understand her as well!

This was such a hilarious story. I was laughing throughout the book. The characters were so funny.
Emma: I liked her, but her clumsiness made me unable to not like her
Galen: hot, funny, sarcastic, caring, totally swoon-worthy, an being a prince doesn't hurt ;)
I liked the relationship between Emma and Galen, they were so funny together with their arguing and bickering.
Rayna: Galen's twin sister, Toraf's 'mate' (wife) stubborn, she acted like a spoiled brat but it's only the first book in the series, you can't count her out just yet!
Toraf: he was funny, and sweet

The cover is beautiful. And the ending?! Ohmysweetgoodness! Such a cliffhanger ending, it makes me want to read the next book for sure!

Thank you to Feiwel & Friends and NetGalley for this copy.

4/5 Stars


ShreShre said...

EEEEPPP!!!!!!!! I LOVEDD THIS BOOK AS WELL!!!! I'm so happy you liked!!! ;D Best debut novel of the year right?

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Sarah S said...

It was one of my favorites of the year, so far. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. :)

carol said...

It's been a while since I've read a fun mermaid story. I'll have to keep this one in mind.

Sarah S said...

I didn't think it was going to be so funny. Thanks for stopping by! (=

Ceska said...

I fell in love with the characters pretty much right away. Emma, who is a bit of an anomaly. Galen, the some what overprotective boyfriend. Rayna, Galen's sister, who comes across as fierce and abrasive, but I found likeable.

The story is wonderful. The whole concept of humans and mermaids being forbidden to be together may not be the newest idea, but I found myself intrigued by the idea that their offspring could be found at fault as well.

The Cons: The society from which the mermaids--called Syrena--originate from, is a male-dominated society. That alone, doesn't bug me so much, because in some parts of the world, this is true, but the fact that my favorite character (Rayna) had no say in to whom she married, and was (guess what?) married to some childhood friend without even knowing it, without even being at the wedding, grated at my nerves. More so than that, but Emma, our teenaged protaginist, is expected to marry a...wait for it...eighty year old man.

Sarah S said...

I didn't like that Emma had to marry, that was my problem with the story as well.

Thank you for the comment. :)


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