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May 25, 2013

Review of Of Triton by Anna Banks

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In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, 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?

add to goodreadsOf Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks
Publication Date:  May 28, 2013
Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends

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Gabby NewAbout a year ago I read author Anna Banks’ novel Of Poseidon and absolutely loved it. When I found out that I’d be able to read the sequel Of Triton I was very excited to find out what would happen next to all the characters from Of Poseidon. I needed to know what would happen next for Galen and Emma, as well as find out what would happen to Emma’s mother, Nalia who is a long-lost Syrena princess. Honestly, reading Of Triton reminded me why I enjoyed Of Poseidon so much—and has me ready to delve back into the world of mermaids.

Of Triton does take place right where Of Poseidon left off: Emma has just discovered that her mother, Nalia, is a Poseidon princess who was supposed to be mated to Galen’s brother Grom and that she is a half-breed. Out of fear for her daughter’s safety Nalia kidnaps Emma. The two start off on the run, trying to get as far away from the Syrena as possible.

When Rachel catches Nalia the matter of Nalia’s future comes into play. Nalia returns to the ocean, leaving Emma on land, and causing both Syrena kingdoms to go against each other. Nobody wants to believe that Nalia is who she claims she is, Jagen is trying to overthrow the royals and Nalia must deal with the fact that Grom is mated to Paca who is still pretending to have the Gift of Poseidon.

Meanwhile, Emma forced to stay on land by Galen who has told her to stay as far away from the ocean as possible. As a half-breed Emma will be put to death if the Syrena find out about her existence—but could the fact that she has the Gift of Poseidon change that? Emma is left with two options when things go from bad to worse: To comply with Galen’s orders and stay on land and away from the ocean, or to risk her life and enter the Syrena kingdoms—revealing herself and the Gift of Poseidon to the Syrena that would surely kill her for being a half-breed.

Like I said earlier, it’s been about a year since I’ve read Of Poseidon and I’ve read way too many books to remember every single detail in the Of Poseidon universe. I was very glad, and surprised, that the novel had a lot of recapping going on. It was something that definitely added to the story and reminded me of all the crucial things that I forgot (like character names, relationships, etc.) This is a novel that readers who forgot a few things during the time between novels will be able to get back into almost instantly. Have I also mentioned how addictive the novels becomes over time?

Of Triton is filled with plot-twists. And when I say ‘filled’ I don’t mean a few plot twists every once in a while—I mean it becomes something that you are looking out for. Every few chapters or so I’d be reading and suddenly my eyes would widen and my jaw would drop as something in the novel that wasn’t expected would happen. Honestly, Banks does an amazing job at keeping her readers interested until the very last page. I’ll be the first to say that I’m still hoping for a sequel to Of Triton.

Of Triton moves at a very fast pace, I felt like every chapter compelled me to read the next and so on. Part of what made Of Triton so addictive (without all the plot-twists) was the character relationships. I wanted Nalia and Grom to end up together, I wanted Emma and Galen to end up together, I wanted everybody to have their happily ever after. Where Of Poseidon was all about the forming of Emma and Galen’s relationship, Of Triton is all about the little things that could make or break their relationship.

The Of Poseidon novels are definitely for fans of the mermaid-lore that has been appearing a lot lately in YA. I’d recommend the series to readers who are looking for a good romance and an addictive read. An all-around fun read.

 

About the Author:

 

 

Grew up in a town called Niceville. No, seriously. I graduated from Niceville High School. So did J Lo’s second husband. And the guy that plays Aqua Man on Smallville dated my best friend.

Now I indulge my tendency to lie by writing the lies down and selling them to publishers. Well actually my agent does that. One of my lies is called OF POSEIDON. The sequel is called OF TRITON.

And um. I also write adult fiction under pen name Anna Scarlett. One of the adult lies is DEGREES OF WRONG.

That is all.

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  1. Lauren
    5/27/2013

    I’m so happy that this sequel is a slam dunk! It sounds even more enticing and thrilling than book one. Great review! I’m really looking forward to more Galen ;)
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    Chapter by Chapter Reply:

    The sequel is everything the first novel was x2 and you get a ton of Galen, it the perfect combo :)

    – Gabby

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