Monday, December 22, 2014

Book Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks

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Title: Of Triton
Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Source: Won
Edition: Hardcover (246 pages)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mermaids

Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she's a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half-Breeds should be put to death.
As if that's not bad enough, her mother's reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms-Poseidon and Triton- against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen's request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself-and her Gift-to save a people she's never known?
Of Triton is the second installment in Anna Banks' Syrena Legacy series. Let me just tell you-this book was even better than the first! I loved it so much. At the end of the first book, Emma found out that her mom was actually the princess of Poseidon and is the wife to Galen's older brother, Grom-which could be kind of creepy considering they both fell for people in the same family-but it's still pretty cool.

Emma, being the half-breed that she is, isn't really accepted under water even though she is part Syrena. It's not like she asked to be the way that she is. Another thing about half-breeds is that they do live longer than the average human but they only live about half as long as all the other Syrena, which makes Galen really upset because it means that he will have to lose the love of his life only halfway through his own.

In the beginning of this novel, Emma's mom has herself and her daughter on the run because she thinks that Galen is going to try to get her arrested for killing her brother Grom, even though he's really not dead. Of course, Grom and Emma's mother, Nalia, end up meeting up again and they're still deeply in love with one another which is absolutely lovely.

This series just keeps getting better, and I'm quite positive that I'll love the third book just as much as this one, if not even more. I love the characters-Emma and Galen-and the entire kingdom and world that Anna Banks has created. I have been drawn in since page one of Of Poseidon and I absolutely can't wait to read more. Plus, this book has the addition of reading through Galen's point of view, which was really cool! I loved reading Galen's thoughts and switching between Galen and Emma.

Notable Quotes:

"I wonder how many tears the ocean has swallowed, how much of the ocean is actually made of tears."



"It's one of those moments where life seems to pause, and the universe opens its mouth and vomits comprehension on you."

Recommended for fans of:
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Paranormal Romance
Mermaids

Rating:

Have you read this novel? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

6 comments:

  1. I keep passing this one by, but your review is making me think I really need to try it. Sounds as if the relationships might be worth reading about. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. I love when a sequel is better than the first book. A series should always progress.

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  3. I read the first one in this series and I can't even remember what I thought of it now (I read it before my review days lol), I'll definitely have to do a reread before continuing but after reading your review, it definitely sounds like I need to :)

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  4. I always see these books, but have yet to pick them up. Your review tells me I have to read them ASAP!

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  5. I've had this one on my list forever....I'm not sure why I haven't read it yet. It sounds so good!

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  6. I've been meaning to read this for so long! I'm glad you liked it - hopefully I'll get around to it soon!

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Hello there! (: Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one!