Friday, May 18, 2012

Of Poseidon - A Review

Of Poseidon - Anna Banks (publisher)


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.

My Thoughts:

I love Mermaids or in this book Syrena's. I have always been fascinated with them so it was a no brainer I needed to read this book.

The book started off so sad it caught me off guard a bit.  Imagine losing something or someone you hold dear and trying to pick up the pieces afterward. 

So you have Emma a basic run of the mill teenager starting her senior year of high school. The he walks in, the boy she fell into at the beach this past summer. She's instantly drawn to him and doesn't get why there's this electricity when they're near each other. Galen is Syrena, a royal. His job is to study and keep an eye on humans. He senses something different in Emma and determines it's his mission to find out what it is. As you can probably guess the heart soon follows. The other characters in this book were great additions as well. Galen's sister Rayna, her mate Toraf, Galen's assistant Rachel and Even Emma's mom. All of them added great pieces to the book.

What we get next is a story of discovery, myth and legends. It's lighthearted enough to pull you and and keep you reading and yet leaves you hanging and wanting more at the end. Some of my favorite parts of the book were the lighthearted ones. Emma playing and talking to the fish always put a smile on my face and maybe even a little bit of jealousy with her gift.

Not knowing much about the author I have no idea if this is a first in a series or not but it certainly can be kept going onto other books and I hope it does.

Author's Website: Anna Banks


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Starts off sad so it has to pick up from there. :) I love the sounds of myth and legend being mixed in. Like the sounds of this one. :) Thank you!