Friday, April 13, 2012

Review: Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: May 22nd 2012
Pages: 324
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Challenges: Debut Author Challenge

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.
Of Poseidon is a story about a girl named Emma who goes to school on the first day to find Galen, a boy she met on vacation to now be in all of her classes. Not only that, but he is one of the few people that witnessed the death of her best friend and now he's following her around and won't stop trying to talk to her. Galen is the prince of the Syrena (Mer-people) and on a trip on land he meets a girl who has the same eye color as his, and now he's on a mission to figure out how a human like her could be hiding on land without his knowledge.

The first thing that really stood out was how cute and fun the voice of the narration was. Emma was such a fun narrator and all of her thoughts and dialogue were very realistic rather than scripted. I love how happy and bubbly the writing is. It seems like things people would really say and think. This story is told in two perspectives, Emma's first person perspective and Galen's third person perspective. This is probably one of the best books I have read with split narration as far as how smooth the transition is.

My favorite character in the book is going to have to be Emma. Emma has both a very fun narration and she doesn't let anyone push her around even while getting submerged (no pun intended) in all of this Syrena craziness. Galen was also a very interesting character. When he is first introduced into the story he is portrayed as a very cold character, but you eventually can't help but love him once you get to know him.

There wasn't really anything I disliked about this story, but over all the thing that made this book great for me was the very unpredictable ending that is making my itch for the second book.

1 comment:

  1. I love love mermaid books and I have heard lots of amazing things about this book! Great review!