Thursday, May 22, 2014

Of Triton by Anna Banks

Series: The Syrena Legacy #2
Publication Date: May 28th 2013
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mermaid
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Synopsis: 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 below. Syrena law states that all Half-Breeds should be put to death.

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

Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen's points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.

My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review: Of Triton was the perfect sequel to Of Poseidon. Taking on a more serious role at times, yet still being true to the style of the first book, Of Triton did not disappoint.

Nalia the Poseidon princess has been found. The only problem is that she's on the run. She believes that Grom is actually dead, and that the Syrena are planning a trap to capture her.
But worse things are happening in the Syrena world. There is a war brewing between Poseidon and Triton. The Royals have been accused of neglecting their work and not doing a good job. Will Galen and Emma be able to stop this war?

I found this book to be just as good as the first one. Which is a surprise for me because usually the sequels aren't as good. But this one is. I felt like the writing style of the author changed a little for this book. It has definitely become more serious. Don't get me wrong, there's still lots of funny parts with Emma's witty comments and Rayna and Toraf crazy romance, just not as much.

The view this book has on death absolutely amazed me. Even in this book Emma is still talking about Chloe's death, which is something very realistic, you carry that burden for the rest of your life. And I know that in other books, we usually forget the characters that died in the beginning because they're never mentioned again. Also when Galen was going through seeing someone die, the description was just so beautiful. I honestly felt like I just watched someone die... WELL DONE ANNA!!

My love for all the characters is still the same. I love them all... especially Toraf <3

The only thing I didn't like about the book, is the power of Triton. You look at Emma's cool power of being able to talk to fish and command them to do stuff... and then you get Rayna and Galens power... I mean being able to swim fast is pretty awesome, but I do not see how having a big fin is considered sexy. And as for the yelling, I guess it could be cool at first, but man that would get so annoying after a while.

I can't wait to read Of Neptune, and see the amazing ending to this trilogy. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint.

Happy Reading,
- Aneta

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