Saturday, 31 March 2012
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Release Date 22nd May 2012
So mermaids (and men) seem to be the new thing in YA books, although this book calls them by a different name, they are still merpeople. I do like the new story Anna Banks has given them, that they are descendants of Poseidon and Triton, who were Syrenas that people treated as Gods. Every 3 generations of direct Triton & Poseidon descendants must mate to keep the gifts of each one running. But trouble has befallen (befell?) the Syrenas and Galen, Syrena prince, thinks he's found the answer.
I found Anna Banks writing to be very enjoyable and easy to read, her characters were well written and very likeable. I, along with what I'm sure will be hundreds of pre-teens and teens, swooned over Galen and, to a lesser extent and in a different manner, Toraf. Emma started out kind of annoying but turned into a good, strong leading lady, I think it may have been Chloe that made her seem annoying so I'm kind of glad she was only in it at the beginning. One downfall was how easy the ending was to guess, I had it figured out a long time before it happened.
Of Poseidon is a nice addition to the supernatural YA trend. I'll definitely be reading the next in this series.
Book Depository: Of Poseidon
Amazon UK: Of Poseidon