Thursday, May 24, 2012
ARC Review and Giveaway: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Source: ARC from Raincoast books
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen's not fully convinced that Emma's the one he's been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help--no matter what the risk.
Who needs Vampires when you can have a Merman of your very own?!
By far, my favourite mermaid/men read ever! Perfect story to get you psyched for Summer!!!
I was jealous of Emma throughout Poseidon, I used to always imagine myself as a mermaid when I would swim in my pool- you couldn't keep me out of the water.
I can honestly say that there was nothing that I didn't enjoy about Of Poseidon, but to save us time I'm going to list the things I enjoyed the most! :)
1) The banter between Emma and Galen. The build-up of this relationship was so tempting, they'd argue, than flirt, than argue, then flirt. He would boss her around and she would completely disregard his wishes, the tension was great and the make-out sessions were even better haha.
2) Great pacing. I can't tell how annoyed I get when I read a book and the author tries to jam all the background info of his/her characters within the first chapter- it just always ruins the illusion for me. Banks, however, does a great job of explaining characters and events throughout the book, the story was not disrupted and there's a great amount of mystery left for the reader to ponder.
3)Narration. Normally I don't go for the duel narration, I usually like to only read from the heroine's perspective (I know I need to branch out haha) but I loved the back and forth narration between Emma and Galen. Of course, it did help that Emma's was first person, while Galen's was third. It's nice to see Galen's reactions and emotions when Emma's not part of the scene- he does make my heart pitter patter :).
4)The Romance!!!!! I was blown away by the amount of time this book invested into the romance between Emma and Galen. The romance was exciting without feeling cliche. These two definitely have great chemistry, I will be routing for them until the bitter end.
5) GALEN!!!!!!!!! Swoon worthy male that's both gorgeous and loyal. It doesn't hurt that he can take on a shark to right?
If you're a romance junkie like me, or just enjoy a bit of SPLASH in your YA, read Of Poseidon.
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Posted by HayleyAG at 11:54 PM