Book Review: Of Poseidon

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Author: Anna Banks

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 324

My edition: Borrowed from the library.

My rating: 3/5 stars

I want to first start that the title is the most misleading title in the world. I mainly picked this  up because of the cover and title. I am a huge nerd when it comes to Greek mythology and when I saw this title I was elated, only to find out that it has nothing to do with Greek mythology, but mermaids. I have never read any stories of mermaids, so this was a while new thing to me and I enjoyed it.

The story starts with Emma who is living a normal life, the only thing that sticks out about her is her violet eyes. When she is on vacation she runs into the handsome and charming Galen, who also has the same color eyes. After a tragic accident Emma finds out with the help of Galen the truth about herself and her family.

Emma instantly reminded me of Tris from the Divergent series, she views herself as plain and she also has the knack for doing the opposite of what she is told to do, which I don’t mind. I am all for the free spirit heroine who does what she wants to do. Galen is charming and handsome. I liked how Anna Banks wrote his character and made him go through this struggle with loyalty, his duties to his kingdom and of course his feelings for Emma.

As for the story it starts off really well. When Galen and Emma first meet it was funny and awkward. Anna Banks knows how to mix the right amount of humor into her stories while keeping a story gripping. Then you hit the middle. The middle of the story lacks any climax so it was hard to continue on, the only thing that kept me going was that I was curious as to how this story would end. The end caught me off guard, I did not see that kind of ending coming and I am curious how the rest of the series plays out.

Of Poseidon is a fast paced gripping story. It was also a quick read for me and got me out of a reading slump.