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Mar 05

Review * Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Review * Of Poseidon by Anna BanksOf Poseidon by Anna Banks
Narrated by Rebecca Gibel
Series: The Syrena Legacy #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends on May 22, 2012
Genres: Mythology, Young Adult
Time: 9 Hours 32 Minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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four-stars
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.

What I Thought…

• My first mermaid book was a success!

• I was sucked in from the very beginning. It started off with quite a bit of action, but even when the story slowed down it still had all my attention. I typically listen to music in the car but Of Poseidon was so good I just had to listen to it.

• I liked both Emma and Galen, but my favorite characters were Toraf and Rayna. Rayna is Galen’s sister and Toraf is his best friend. I loved their relationship with Galen and with each other.

• Emma and Galen have good chemistry and push and pull at each other a lot, which I loved.

• The mythology of the Syrena was fascinating. There are two “families” of sorts that split the ocean, and they don’t always get along. There was also a bit of mystery regarding Emma and how she came to be what she is as well as other mysteries (despite all the hints I totally didn’t see one thing coming).

• While I did love it a couple of things drove me crazy. Galen knew a lot of stuff about humans, but then there were other times where he knew nothing, and if he had been around humans as often as he implied then he should pretty much know all the things.

• I listened to the audio, and while it was really good it was strange to have only one audio narrator for a dual narrated book. There were times when I missed that it was Galen’s pov.

Overall I really enjoyed my first mermaid book!

Kimberly