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