Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

How did I get the book?  I bought it.

Genre: Fantasy

First Impression: Looks amazing.

Synopsis: Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .
Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

200words (or less) review: I’m going to start by saying that this book loses a star because of the ending. I knew there was a cliffhanger but Of Poseidon isn’t complete in any way. It reads like the book started as one big story but someone decided to split it into more and pad them out. The first book has a lot of padding… if I’m honest you could cut a good half and not lose any of the plot.

Am I being overly harsh? Maybe. If I didn’t like Of Poseidon then the lack of ending wouldn’t have been a big issue but I do like the story. I like the idea, I like the mythology, I like Emma, Rayna, Toraf. The alternating narration of Emma’s first person vs. Galen’s third person is interesting and takes a bit of getting used to but you know I did and it works.

With so much going for Of Poseidon it frustrates me that the lasting memory I have is one of disappointment when I should be eagerly wishing for the next installment. I know I will read Of Triton but I’ll be waiting until the last in the trilogy is published before I do.

Recommend it?

Yes, but I’d wait until the next two novels are available.

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