Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks

Goodreads summary:

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 review:

I just love this series.  These books are all-around adorable and so ridiculously fun to read.  Although I liked the first book, Of Poseidon, just slightly better than this one, Of Triton is still a well-written sequel!  It's like a cuteness overload.  These books make me want to dance and squeal with happiness like this:

Eep, I love all the characters!  From Emma and Galen, to Rayna and Toraf, to Nalia and Grom, these are well-rounded characters that I loved and came to care about - I could not stop reading until I knew what was going to happen to them!  Anna Banks is really talented at making all these characters unique and giving them each their own vibrant personality.  Love 'em!

It's too bad that this is so short, though - only 250 pages.  Still, the plot held my attention throughout, and I appreciated the fact that Emma is a clever heroine who knows what she's doing.  I love her sass, and I always enjoy her narration.  I also really liked how there was a great balance of action between the two separate narrations, Galen and Emma.  It made this book so hard to put down!

Of Triton is an amazing sequel that does a great job of continuing the story of the Syrena realm and bringing forth lots of new revelations and character development.  If I had to pinpoint exactly why it wasn't *quite* as good as the first, I guess it would be that it wasn't as hilarious as Of Poseidon.  I did miss some of the hysterical one-liners, but there was still some humor spread throughout the story!

This is definitely worth reading if you loved the first book, and even if you didn't care for the first book much, I'd still recommend this because the plot is so fast-paced and well-developed.  I can't wait to read Of Neptune!  I need more of this adorableness in my life.  Like, now.

My rating:  8 out of 10 (4 stars)

~ The Bookworm

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