Saturday, June 15, 2013

Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks (9/10)


I feel like I could probably pass on writing a review of Of Poseidon's sequel, Of Triton by Anna Banks, because truth be told, everyone already knows that anything involving Galen and Emma is bound to be Ah-MA-zing--which of course, it was. Sequels are notorious for disappointing, especially when you have to live up to something as wondrously creative and incredible as the first installment in Anna Bank's young adult series. Of Triton, however, not only escaped the cliche of letting me down, but may have even surpassed its previous read. I loved, loved, loved this book, from the very beginning with insane amounts of bad-assity and action initiated by someone surprising (*cough* Nalia) and even more depth of Emma's character as she fights to understand what is truly right in her newly screwed up world, to the gentle romance that weaves its way in and out of the story. I'm obsessed with the relationships that take place as well, and even though Emma's mom/ Nalia/ Grom's mate/ heir to the throne dating Galen's older brother was bordering on creepy, it was interesting to read about lost love reuniting and the reactions of Emma and Galen. Emma has to face so much because of this, as she understands what she is and how she was made...not like that:/. This read balances romance, action, politics, and comedy perfectly, even throwing in a teaspoon of tragedy that I swear will make your head spin. The ending is one you will literally be so satisfied with while at the same time inwardly cursing Anna Banks for not giving you more. This is a must-read and a 9/10.


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. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance in the Syrena world 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?

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