Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks BOOK REVIEW!!!

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Title: Of Poseidon

Author: Anna Banks

Published: Square Fish

Even with her violet eyes Emma never really thought she was different... that is until a near drowning experience in which catfish came to the rescue of her distress call. Ever since then Emma has noticed that fish and other sea life tend to love her and listen to her but not just that Emma notices that she also knows what they are feeling. If that weren't strange enough Emma also runs into a handsome stranger while on vacation. What catches her attention about this stranger is his bright violet eyes just like hers. Such a rarity should be harder to find but Emma not only notices his eyes but also the strange pulling sensation she feels towards the handsome stranger almost like they were meant to find each other....

Galen is the prince of the Syrena and is on land searching for a girl who has the gift of Poseidon that can make her able to communicate with fish. It's been years since anyone with the gift has been seen so Galen wasn't expecting that a person with such a gift would be the one girl that crashes into him on the beach. Galen knows that once the person with the gift is found they must be taken to his brother Grom who is the king of the Syrena so they can be mated. The future of his people depend on the match but after finding Emma it takes everything Galen has just to keep himself from falling in love with her. Now the question is what would happen if being with Emma means the death of his species.

What would you do if you had to choose between keeping the one thing you can't live without, or let them go to save everyone.....


Thoughts:  I wasn't really a fan of this book for many reasons, one reason is the fact that there isn't really any explaining at the beginning of the book you are just sort of thrown into the the story in a very confusing manner. I also found Emma to be quite annoying at times when she wouldn't do something just because someone wanted her to, not because she didn't want to but just because that person said no. My not liking the attitude of one of the main characters made getting through this story take longer than it should have. At some point I found myself no caring anymore about Emma's side of the story and I just wished that the book would have focused more on Galen. Regardless of my opinion if you like ocean stories/ mythological creatures from the sea then I would recommend you check this one out.

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