Author: Anna Banks
Publication: May 28, 2013
By: Feiwel & Friends
*stares at the Galen, I mean, the cover*
In this sequel to OF
POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon
princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed,
she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm
below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.
if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena
turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which
leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s
request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she
risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never
Thank you Netgalley and Macmillan Kids for this eARC.
What I loved: This picks up where Of Poseidon left off and we're tossed right back into the tidal wave of action, adventure and romance with our favorite Syrena and Half-Breed. In keeping with the first book, Of Triton is told from alternating POV's and offers up quite a few surprises, some of which will garner smiles and others that will break your heart, but all are presented in Anna Banks' snarkilicious blend of wit, humor and sass.
Laws are meant to protect those they govern but what happens when holding to the letter of the law could cause more harm than good? This is the question Emma, Galen and the others have to answer when her mother's true identity comes into question. And while the two lovefish do want the overall result to work in their favor, they may find themselves on opposing sides especially where Emma's safety is concerned. However, a divided Syrena realm is not the happiest place under the sea and a fight is coming. Before all is said and done, there will be betrayal and, Triton's trident! lives will be lost leaving Emma and the others forever changed.
What left me wanting: Can I have Book 3 now? Pretty please with fish sticks on top?
Final verdict: I enjoyed this! Completely. Without thinking twice. ;)
"Completely. Without thinking twice."
Review also posted at YABC.
Now... Here's what my review originally looked like as I was listening to Usher while writing it.
What I loved: Galen, Toraf, YEAH!
What left me wanting: Not enough Galen, YEAH!
Final verdict: Read it, YEAH!