Thursday, March 1, 2012

Early Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

by Anna Banks
Releases May 22, 2011
Publishers Feiwel & Friends

My Thoughts on Of Poseidon:

Of Poseidon is a rich tale woven around two main characters Emma and Galen who share a dangerous and powerful handful of secrets that soon begun to engulf them. Soon begins of dance of power and connection that will have huge complications and a terrifying and amazing future.

Emma's life is no day at the beach, her best friend Chloe has just died from a shark attack and unable to save her Chloe finds herself becoming full of a new power. At the same time a strange new but attractive boy is stalking her through school, and her mother warns her of the ocean.

Galen is a prince of Syrena sent on an urgent quest to stop a marriage and also to find a mate. What Galen is not expecting is that a myth to run smack into him and change his world forever as he struggles to save his people and his future.

Anna Banks brings these two richly detailed characters and mixes their histories into a provoking and fantastical story that ties mermaids and humans into a separate but unique existence.

Both Emma and Galen set off to find something in themselves and their worlds that will keep them together just as things begin to pull them apart. As a story of love and possibility, Of Poseidon will catch readers in the drama and the great quick dialog and humor as Emma and Galen keep each other at bay while also find their hearts growing fonder. The supporting cast of characters keeps the flow of the story smooth and cohesive.

Of Poseidon is a great read that will captivate readers and drive up into the depths of its pages, and aching for more.

Book Summary:

Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish. 
What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings.

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