Google+ Reading Teen: Quick-Fire Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Quick-Fire Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (May 22, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250003326
ISBN-13: 978-1250003324
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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.

At a Glance:
I was intrigued with this book. I had never read anything like it before. However, description captured my interest. Andye told me about this book, and I thought it sounded pretty great, so I decided to give it a try. It completely blew away all of my expectations.

Thought there wasn't much action in this book, there was never a dull moment nonetheless. It always kept pace, and was entirely entertaining.

Oh, the romance! It was brilliant. Galen was so romantic, sweet, and kind towards Emma. I cried, it was so beautiful. Definitely some of the best romance I've ever read.

Emma was so funny! Reading about her was so entertaining and enjoyable. Her wit was unmatched by any character I've ever read about.

I loved Galen. He was funny, sweet, lovable, and absolutely gorgeous. Such a manly man. Well, a manly Syrena.

Favorite Supporting Character:
I really loved Rayna, Galen's sister. She was really funny and I think topped the book off. And I also loved Rayna's mate/husband, he was really funny and I loved his character.

Something I loved:
I loved the contrast of all the characters, they were all so funny! I loved all the sea-creaturey kinds of stuff.

Something(s) I hated:
There wasn't a lot that I hated about this book except for the GIANT cliffhanger.

Absolutely a cliffhanger. Things just sort of stopped in the middle of the story. I really need to read to sequel.

Would I recommend it?
Yes, I would definitely recommend to people who love romance and undersea stuff. I absolutely loved this book. It was hilarious, romantic, and had lots of sea-creaturey stuff. If you like that I totally recommend this book!

Did my friends like it? 
Yeah, Andye read it, and she really like it.


5 out-of 6



  1. I just watched the trailer. Amazing! Can't wait to read it.

  2. I really want to read this one. I've heard a ton about it and the author is hilarious.

  3. I loved this book! Also met the author and she is supper funny. I can't wait to read book 2!

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found that I was anxious to get to bed to read it. I randomly grabbed it off the shelf at my local library. It's like it was calling me! :) So glad I did and I will be getting this in ebook format to keep and will also be reading the sequel soon. I'm sure many other reviews have the synopsis, so I will just say that this book was well written and very enjoyable to read. The story was interesting and in many ways unique and the characters were likable. I was sorry to have it end, particularly with such a cliffhanger! Not the best book I've ever read, but definitely the best 'mermaid' book.


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