Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

                                                           Of Poseidon
                                                          Anna Banks
                                                 Published May 22,2012
                                                       Feiwel & Friends
                                                  Hardcover, 336 pages
Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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

This is my first "mermaid" story and I loved it. Mysterious people, legends, traditions and frowned upon romance. This story had a little bit of everything. The story starts out with Emma on summer vacation in Florida with her best friend's family and she literally bumps into a smokin hot mysterious stranger, Galen. moments after their meeting tragedy strikes and Emma's life is upended. When she returns to NJ and has to go back to school, Galen shows up there and is in all of her classes. Galen believes she is like him, not human but Syrena and can not understand why she chooses to live amongst humans. She seems to be  able to talk to fish and if that is so she is of Poseidon and is destined to marry his older brother which really sucks as Galen is falling hard for her. Galen is trying to keep her a secret until he is sure and he is not sure he wants to give her to his older brother as she seems to be his perfect mate. The story also has Galen's twin sister Rayna trying to help as well as Rayna's mate,Toraf. They I thought were fun and brought a little extra something to the story.  I cannot wait to see what happens next as this book leaves off not a cliffhanger,but  a shocking secret is revealed and I am very anxious to see how everyone deals with the fallout. This is Anna Banks first novel and I think she is off to a great start.

Book 3.5/5 stars
Cover  4/5 stars 


  1. Ooh, I'm so glad you liked this one! The synopsis drew me in and I added it to be TBR list! I may have to borrow your copy at some point :)

    1. You are welcome to it any time, I know your TBR pile is just as big as mine.