Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
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
Hilariously enchanting, Of Poseidon is a fish-out-of water read fans of YA will cherish and love. Anna Banks’s weaves a modern twist on mermaids – known as Syrena – that will leave you clutching your stomach in laughter and maybe even wiping away a tear at the same time.
Mermaids are my favorite mythical creature. And while I haven’t loved every mermaid novel I’ve read, I can say I certainly loved Of Poseidon. The story started with the type of humor I usually avoid, being one of those too serious type of people. Before I knew it, the story switched to another, more serious point-of-view – Galen’s. And within pages, I was hooked.
Of Poseidon alternates between Emma’s point of view and Galen’s. And while Emma’s point of view is first-person, Galen’s is actually third-person. At first, I didn’t understand why, but I realize the third-person point of view gave us a glimpse of the world of the Syrena we wouldn’t have seen had it been through Galen’s eyes. The cast of characters is dynamic, each one lending a different air to the story. From Galen’s sister, best friend, and assistant, to Emma and her mother, the story is witty, snarky, and at times, mildly suspenseful.
Of Poseidon has no doubt grabbed it’s spot as one of my favorites of 2012. I’m still replaying scenes in my mind. The wait for book two will likely be a long one, but it’s one sequel I’m determined to wait for.