Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon
(Of Poseidon # 1)
By: Anna Banks
Pub. Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 326
Source: TLA 2012

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 only regret in reading this book is that I waited over a year to read it! I seriously enjoyed every single second of this story. The characters were written beautifully and the plot was fast paced and fun! Not only was it fun, but it was funny. There were so many laugh out loud moments. Emma is so quirky and feisty! Galen is also funny, but in the I'm-not-trying-to-be-funny-I-just-am kind of way. From his facial expressions, to his confusions on dating and human way of life, I just loved everything about him. He definitely topped some of my favorite YA boys list-and he's a prince, a Syrena prince!

Besides the characters, learning about the mythology of the houses of Poseidon and Triton was my favorite thing about this book. I loved learning about what happened so many years ago that first divided the Syrena people, and the events that happened a little more recently that really changed everything for them. I loved how Anna Banks incorporated the lost city of Atlantis as well. The history of these two houses was written so perfectly. I know there is still so much to learn and I can't wait to find out the rest!

I have read a few mermaid stories, and I have enjoyed all of them, but Of Poseidon is definitely my favorite! I can not wait to read the second book in the series, Of Triton. Banks is such a talented writer, and her fun personality can definitely be seen in her writing. I will read anything and everything this lady writes from now on! 


  1. Awesome review! I still need to read this one as well, so much appreciating the review of this one before I dive into it over a year later as well! Looking forward to reading such a fabulous and well loved mermaid book based on the reviews that I've read recently!

  2. great review kristina. this was not my favorite book but i totally don't regret reading it at all

    do check my review too here
    Le' Grande Codex


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