I am a HUGE fan of Anna Banks’s debut, OF POSEIDON, which hit shelves last summer. I’ve already read OF TRITON, the sequel to her dazzling debut, and I love that just as much. So of course, I am excited to be on the tour prepping for the release of Anna’s second YA novel, OF TRITON. I’ve got a little bit about the book, a little look into the lives of our favorite characters when they’re not playing big in the books, and of course, a giveaway. Read on!
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?
Galen enters the kitchen to find Rayna shuffling through drawer after drawer. Toraf is watching her, his back turned to his friend.
“What’s going on?” Galen says, walking to the refrigerator.
“I can’t find the sticky white stuff,” Rayna says without looking up. She slams a drawer and massages her temples.
“Sticky white stuff?” Galen says, pulling out a bottle of water. “You mean glue?”
“Glue! Yes. I need to glue Toraf’s hair back on.”
Galen nearly spits his water on the floor. “Toraf. What happ—“
Toraf raises his hand, a scowl on his face. “Don’t. Ask.”
Rayna rolls her eyes, leaning against the kitchen counter. “Oh, it’s not that bad, Toraf. Stop being such a fingerling about it.”
“It’s just that you burned my hair off, princess,” Toraf says. “I had gotten used to having hair.”
Galen’s eyes shift to the counter beside Rayna. A good sized chunk of Toraf’s hair—the exact amount of hair that used to fall on his forehead—is now trapped in a round metal tube. It looks like a dead animal from where Galen stands. “Is that…Rachel’s curling iron?”
Rayna nods excitedly, all the tension in her shoulders seeming to flood away from her. “I wanted to practice on Toraf’s hair before I did my own. Toraf, turn around so Galen can see the pretty rings I made in the back. When I get better at it, I’m going to do that to my hair. What do you think, Galen?”
Galen wipes the excess water from his chin. “I think you should probably unplug the curling iron before that dead carcass catches on fire.”
“But what do you think about his hair? Don’t you like it?”
Galen shakes his head at Toraf. “I think Toraf needs a different obsession.”
Grew up in a town called Niceville. No, seriously. I graduated from Niceville High School. So did J Lo’s second husband. And the guy that plays Aqua Man on Smallville dated my best friend. Now I indulge my tendency to lie by writing the lies down and selling them to publishers. Well actually my agent does that. One of my lies is called OF POSEIDON. The sequel is called OF TRITON. And um. I also write adult fiction under pen name Anna Scarlett. One of the adult lies is DEGREES OF WRONG.
That is all.
Anna Banks will be on tour in June as part of the Fierce Reads Tour. Get all the info/dates.
OF TRITON is featured in the Spring 2013 Fierce Reads Book Trailer.
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