Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks

Title: Of Triton
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!

Book Description:
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.

I really couldn't of asked for a better sequel.  

*All Opinions are my own and I was in no way compensated for my review*


  1. Ahh, this sounds great! I didn't love the first book, but I DID like it, and I thought the characters were great! Toraf is so charming and funny, heh.
    I can't wait to see how it all turns out and I'm glad Banks didn't end it with a cliffhanger. That makes me so happy.

  2. Great review. :) I haven't started this series yet. I do love the covers though, and the blurbs sound interesting.

  3. I really enjoyed this one too! I agree, I thought Emma grew a lot in this sequel which I was really happy about, and the ending had me in tears when a certain event happened. I really hope more books in this series are on the way as well!

  4. Yes! I am keeping my fingers crossed there is a third book Jenny!

  5. Awesome review and ooh I loved Galen too, thanks for your review and reminding me that I need to pick this one up..glad it was so good!

  6. I liked the first book but I didn't get the ARC for the sequel. I should have. I am not the biggest mermaid fan but this is one mermaid series that I do like. I need to read this and find out what happens!

  7. aww this series sounds fun, have not read the first book yet but I want to. All about making some time!

  8. Oh it makes me so happy to hear you enjoyed this so much! I'm really looking forward to reading it. I liked book one and really adored Emma and Galen (and Toraf too!) I haven't really read too many reviews yet, but I was really hoping they'd be positive. Yay! Fabulous review :-)

  9. Oh geez, I'm so far behind and am discovering today just how far behind I am. This has been on my to-read pile for well over a month and I just don't see myself being able to read it soon. But I really want to cause I really liked the first book! I'm glad you enjoyed this!

  10. I hear you Candace, I feel the same way! For some reason May is just kicking my butt with reads and not having time to fit everything in!

  11. Wait ... this is the sequel? I didn't know that. Haha, I almost got this and haven't even read the first book yet. Well I'm glad you liked them!

  12. This is another one of those series that I have been wanting to read and just haven't started yet. Your great review has definitely sparked my interest and I hope to find time to read this in the next few months.

  13. Great to hear that you liked Of Triton, too. Have seen a few bloggers tweeting they didn't like it at all. Can't wait to read Of Triton, because Galen IS awesome. Love him!

  14. I read your review for this even though I haven't picked up the first book yet. ;) I'm glad you liked it! I agree, the cover is really stunning. Macmillan usually do a brilliant job with their covers, but this one is one of my favourites. Also relieved to hear there is no cliffhanger! I don't think I can stand any more cliffhangers now. Awesome review.

    Cath Brookes (Limo)