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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jaime's Review of Of Poseidon by Anna Banks


Of Poseidon
Anna Banks
Hardcover: 336 pages
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan)
ISBN: 1250003324
Source: ARC from Netgalley
Rating: Obsessed
From Goodreads. 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.

Of Poseidon is one of the best mermaid books I’ve ever read (or as Galen says mermaid is a derogatory term so Syrena lol)! But back to my thoughts I literally devoured this book! I haven’t laughed or smiled so much while reading in a long time. My cheeks literally hurt after certain scenes and I got crazy looks from my family when a giggling fit would erupt. One of my favorite things about this book was it was told from both Emma and Galen’s POV’s I love a book with multiple POV’s.

The MC Emma was awesome! I loved that even though she was a bit clumsy she was brave and hilarious; some of the things that came out of her mouth had me reeling and I love that she wouldn’t put up with Galen’s crap most of the time. Galen is hotness personified tall dark and handsome with piercing violet eyes and he’s the serious side of the book but, his desire and passion left me in a puddle of goo. Two of my other favorite characters were Rayna and Toraf they both had me in stitches with laughter the book wouldn’t have been the same without them.

I adored this story of as Emma might say “Ohmysweetgoodness” this was awesome!!!I loved how the back-story of both Poseidon and Triton were told as well as Atlantis and that Emma is a Titanic nut. There’s an awesome part in the story that involves Titanic that made me say “aww” out loud and made me gush and tear up. The structure of the royal houses and their relationships was also told well and I can’t wait for book two because I think we’ll see more of that especially with that cliffhanger of and ending. Yes I said it. Yes Anna did, she wrote the dreaded cliffhanger but it was an amazing ending so I’ll forgive her ;)

I chose one of the passages that made me giggle between Emma and Galen.

I had to force a nervous laugh. “Well, the good news is, you don’t have to worry about me rejecting you anymore.”

He shakes his head. “That is good news. But you say it like it’s not”

I take a deep breath. Where is a good lightning bolt when you need one? Because even if I take a hundred deep breaths, this will still be humiliating….

“Emma?”

“I told my mom we’re dating,” I blurt. There. Doesn’t that feel better? Nope. Nope, it doesn’t

While his smile surprises me, it mostly mesmerizes me beyond rational thought. “Are you kidding?” he says.

I shake my head. “It’s the only thing she would believe. So now…now you have to pretend that we’re dating if you come to my house. But don’t worry, you don’t ever have to go over there again. And in a few days, I’ll pretend that we broke up.”

He laughs. “No you won’t. I told her the same thing.”

“Shut. Up.”

“Why? What’d I say?”

“No, I mean, did you really tell her that? Why would you do that?”

He shrugs. “Same reason you did. She wouldn’t take no for an answer.”

Make sure to add Of Poseidon to your Goodreads shelves.

Pre-order it now you don’t want to miss this one!!!!!

6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book, I had tried requesting an ARC, but I never got it. I guess I will just wait another month for it to come out and in June get it signed :)

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  2. Why did I think that you already reviewed this book? I totes love your review!!! This book was a lot of fun to read.

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  3. Loved this book! Great review!

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  4. I wasn't interested in this book at first, now I need to read it! I should stop reading reviews, not good for my mental health LoL.

    Love that passage btw! You always choose good ones, teasers but they are really good :)

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  5. I loved that scene! So funny. Emma and Galen were so cute together! I loved reading from both POVs too. I've taken a liking ot reading the male POV lately!

    Nice review.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  6. I'll be reading this one super soon, because, frankly, I can't resist much longer! Of Poseidon is just one of those irresistible books that you can't hold yourself away for long.

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