Thursday, June 7, 2012
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Author: Anna Banks
# of Pages: 324 (Hardcover)
Rating: 4 stars
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.
The chapters in Of Poseidon alternate between Galen's and Emma's POVs.
For the first half of the book, I did not really like Galen. I thought he was arrogant and a bit annoying. But, in the second half, we see a different side of him and it becomes evident that he really does care about Emma. Emma's humor and sarcasm made her a very entertaining character.
I loved learning about the unique Syrena with their interesting lifestyles and history, and I cannot wait for the sequel. I am hoping we get to see more of Toraf.
Funny and compelling with a jaw-dropping ending that will leave you wanting more, Of Poseidon is the perfect summer read.