Friday, May 11, 2012

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks Review

Name: Of Poseidon 
Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012
Format: ARC Copy
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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.-Goodreads

My Review:
This year definitely is a great year for awesome mermaid books and Of Poseidon is one of these books!

One of my favorite parts about Of Poseidon was the characters! I really thought Anna Banks did a great job of alternating chapters between Emma and Galen's POV so the reader could really understand what was going through both of their minds. I actually really like reading books from a males perspective especially Galen! He is such a swoon-worthy character! He has his sweet moments..but he also is a prince of Syrena so he can be a little bit stuffy at times. Since, Emma is such a feisty, and strong willed character, she and Galen really balance each other out! The cast of supporting characters as well really add to the story and make this book a fun read!

The plot of Of Poseidon really captivated me when I started reading. At first, I wasn't really sure what to expect with this book because sometimes some mermaid books really end up being very similar, but Anna Banks does a fabulous job of keeping the mythology really different! I liked learning about the Syrena mythology and also learning about what is "Of Poseidon." I will say that moments of this book are depressing, and there were definitely a few scenes that I didn't see coming. I guess the best type of story is one that you never expect!

Overall, I really enjoyed Of Poseidon..and I especially liked how Anna Banks creates a whole new type of mermaid mythology for us readers! I can't wait to read the second book in the series (of course the novel ends with a cliffhanger). I recommend checking this book out this really is the perfect beach read :)

My Rating: Four out of Five Stars


  1. Awesome review..i enjoyed this and am glad it captivated you.

  2. Ive been hearing great things about thsi book and my other blogger friend did really like this and now you really enjoyed it so I guess I will too. Great review Sarah. x


  3. I'm dying to read this! It sounds so fantastic. Great review, Sarah! :D

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books

  4. I ADORED this book and thought the characters were amazing. Isn't Galen just completely irresistible? The plot was so compelling for me and I can't wait to dive back in :D Great review!

    Lisa | Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

  5. Great review. :) This is actually on my tbr-pile for next week and I can't wait to pick it up - especially after reading your review now. Thanks for sharing and making me want to put down my current read. :D

    Fictional Distraction

  6. Awesome review! I've actually preordered this one yesterday! Was reading too many good reviews and broke down and decided to buy it! I definitely have a book buying problem! I so wish Borders had never closed because that was when I started buying books like crazy, of course I had to be crazy to turn away from a book I thought I might want to read at half off!

  7. Hey cool! I can't wait until my library gets this one on the shelvse! I love any type of old folklore or mythology. Usually I think mermaid stories are cheesy, but this one sounds awesome. Thanks for the review!

    Alyssa Susanna

  8. I was completely hooked after the first chapter and never put the book down until it was finished. LOVED all the characters. Banks did a great job with the story behind the "Serena", the don't like to be called mermaids btw. Great ending and am looking forward to the sequel.


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