Sunday, December 23, 2012
Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks
Author: Anna Banks
Publication: May 22, 2012
By: Feiwel & Friends
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 don't know WHY no one told me about this book sooner?! I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a huge mythology fan HOWEVER, I'm SO VERY GLAD I read this book! It's got action, adventure, humor and romance. I mean, I barely made it to page 3 before I was laughing out loud, on a plane bound for Florida no less. This earned me several angry glares probably because the pilot had just announced that one of the air ducts was falling apart. I guess the other passengers thought I found the idea of all of us swimming with the fishes, hilarious. I didn't by the way, I was just choosing to look at the bright side, you know, maybe if we had gone on an unexpected swimming adventure we might've met Galen for reals. Maybe. *shrugs*
What I liked: Being able to see the story unfold from both Galen and Emma's POV's especially since they're so different was a nice touch. Emma was a fabulous MC! She's snarky, strong-willed and very familiar with all things awkward. (*fist bumps* her) Galen is a nice blend of steam and swoon without going overboard and his desire to do what's in the best interest of his kind is admirable even if I did want shake the squid brain every now and then.
I thoroughly enjoyed the secondary characters of Chloe, Rayna and Toraf which doesn't always happen. And the fact that the romance wasn't love at first manfish was a plus.
What left me wanting more: Can you ever really have enough of Galen Forza? I mean, really?
Final verdict: Ohmysweetgoodness that was AMAZEFISH! :D
Is it May yet? Because that's an awful long time to have to wait for "Of Triton"!