Author: Anna Banks
Release Date: May 28, 2013
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.