Friday, June 7, 2013

Of Triton

Book 2
Title: Of Triton

Author: Anna Banks

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal

Release Date: May 28, 2013

My Rating:

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?

Via Goodreads
This book is so sweet!
Alright, so this book is super-short, only 246  pages.  Now, that might sound like a lot, but it's about 1/2 the size of Of Poseidon.  Personally, I prefer longer books because I know that the story will take more time to delve into and I don't have to worry about feeling like the story just got cut off.  But this book has a steady pace; it does not feel too rushed or too slow.
There is not as much character and relationship development as I would have liked, it was mainly about the ongoing struggle between the Poseidon and Triton families (wow, I sound like a total dork saying that...).  So if you start this book before having read Of Poseidon, you will be in a whole world of lost.
Like I said earlier, the relationships were established in Of poseidon, and in Of Triton you just see the after-effects.

As stated in the summary, "Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess", which means that Emma's mom goes completely wacka-wacka.  And when I say that, I mean kidnapper-wacka-wacka, but that's only in the beginning of the book (Thank God, because I was ready to strangle the mother in some scenes).  She becomes so selfish.  I was amazed how quickly the mother's character changed; if I hadn't read Of Poseidon, I would've mistaken her for Emma's sister or something because of her immaturity.
If I could use three words to describe Emma's mother, I would say: Annoying.  Pitiful.  Sophomoric.  One of my friends who read the book was completely flabbergasted by the mother's behavior, which I totally understand.  There were parts that made me squirm in my seat out of  discomfort and plain-old "WHATTHEDUCK??"

This book is so winsome and pleasant that I overlooked a specific character for the good of the series.  There might even be an opening for a third book, but I'm starting to doubt it, because Of Triton has a very conclusive ending.
Overall, I'm giving this book a 4/5 because of the charming main characters, the well-thought-out plot line, and the diverse subject matter.
Book 1
Kudos to Anna Banks for being one of the first authors to successfully introduce mermaids into the land of YA fiction!!


  1. But what about the death?! You totally ignored it! Plus the fact that Grom is annoying too! I mean the book was soooooooo predictable!

    1. Well, I don't think the death was predictable. Grom was responsible throughout the entire book and he always treated Emma with respect.

  2. But still! Did Grom and Nalia have to rub in how much they loved each other when Emma was around? SO the death wasn't predictable! Everything else was!!!

    1. But it's not like Nalia and Grom got all hot and heavy in front of them... she was just sitting on his lap. Sure it sorta disturbed me, but it wasn't THAT bad.


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