Author: Anna Banks
Series: Book Two in the Of Poseidon Series
Published By: Feiwel and Friends (May 28, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!
In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, 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?
My Thoughts and Review:
I would be lying if I didn't say that I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book. Ever since reading Of Poseidon and falling in love with it (much to my surprise) I have been dying to know what happens next.
I fell in love with stubborn Emma, feisty Rayna, the sweet and funny Toraf and the adorable swoony worth Galen. And of course I have been dying to read more about Nahlia and Grom. Their love story seemed pretty epic and I wanted more. I wasn't ready for it to be over.
I didn't plan on reading this one as soon as I got it since I literally had a huge stack of other books (ARCs included) sitting in my TBR pile waiting for me to read but I couldn't help it. As soon as I saw the cover I knew I was going to have to read it. The cover is gorgeous!!
I loved this. I really did. In fact, I think I just love Galen. He is just made of awesome and I love how protective he is of Emma without being overbearing and controlling. Toraf was amazing as always although, for a minute there I almost had to smack him. Rayna is as feisty as ever and I even saw a side of Grom that we haven't seen before and he grew on me as well.
So much comes about in this. So many of my unanswered questions from the first book are answered and it was nice to see how all the characters interacted and got along. There were a lot of challenges in this one, not just for Emma ( who I am happy to say grew up quite a but in this and I loved her humor, she had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion) and Galen but for Nahlia and Grom that I didn't see coming. I really liked the direction that Banks took this and how she worked it all out. It was in a very believable way. There weren't any super easy answers to all their troubles.
We get a few new characters ( loved Poseidon!) and had to say goodbye to a few old ones but, we got an ending that was satisfying yet left it wide open for another book, which I really hope we get.