Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Title: Of Poseidon

Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (May 22, 2012)
Pages: 366

OF POSEIDON by ANNA BANKS is only the second mermaid book that I’ve read, though this one is more about a merman, I guess you’d say. The first one I read, I was sorely disappointed with, but that was not the case with this one.

Galen is a prince from where he comes from, a world under water. He’s on a mission, one that takes him on land to interact with humans.

While on vacation with her friend, Emma encounters Galen…and then a shark. Right away there’s an attraction. But things are not what they seem.

This was my first read by ANNA BANKS, and I know it won’t be the last. She left a cliffhanger of an ending that had my jaw dropping. I must read the next book as soon as it hits the stores.

I found OF POSEIDON to be a wonderful read. Unique, well written, with distinct characters, and wonderful lines. I’m becoming more and more a fan of first person point of view. What I’ve come to like even more is flipping between the main characters in first person, which OF POSEIDON did.

OF POSEIDON reminds me of TWILIGH, with a distinct difference. Where Bella is whinny and weak to a point, Emma is strong, independent, spunky, and stubborn. Galen on the other hand is just as endearing as Edward.

The beginning went off with a bang, and eventually subsided. Though there was a lull in the middle, it was written well enough with great lines, and wonderful characters, you never strayed far from wanting to find out what happen next.

My fifteen-year-old daughter picked this book out, and proceeded to read it in three quick days. Thought I didn’t read it quite as fast, it was fast paced. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to read it and can’t wait for the next.


  1. The characters in this book are awesome, and I loved getting to know this cast of snarky, well developed characters. I don't have enough space in this post to list all the things I loved about Emma, Galen, and the rest of the characters. Anna did such a great job with each of them. They went from being characters in a book, to being characters I felt like I was hanging out with, and I loved that. They made me laugh out loud, sigh and cheer them on. Anna also does an amazing job with telling this story from two different points of view, from Emma and Galen. It was incredibly easy for me to know who was talking during each chapter, because of the distinct voices Emma and Galen both have.

    1. Sverige,
      Sounds like you enjoyed it as much as I.