Thursday, May 24, 2012

ARC Review and Giveaway: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Now Available!!!
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.

My Thoughts:
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. 

Happy Reading!!!

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  1. Great review!!! I've read many good reviews about this book! can't wait to read it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! =)

  2. I added this one to my TBR list way back when I first found it on Goodreads and I'm so happy to see all the awesome reviews it's getting!! Now I want it even more :)) Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Hi! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway, this book sounds so great! I saw a few pretty good early review and I want to read this book so much!!!

  4. Great review! I'm not really into sirens and such, but Of Poseidon seems really good, so it's been on my wish list for a while now! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  5. I've always been a believer that Mermaids were better than most mythical creatures. Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. I want to read this book so much! It looks so good! Thanks for a fun giveaway and review! Cute blog!

  7. I want to read this book so bad!!! I have had it on my TBR list for months now. Thanks for this great giveaway!!!

  8. I can't wait to read this book!

  9. This is definitely a must-read for me! I love me some swoon-worthy males! (who doesn't?) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  10. this book sounds awesome!! thanks for the chance to win..

  11. Thanks for doing the giveaway! Great review! I've been wanting to read this one! <3

  12. I'm seriously so excited to read Of Poseidon this summer! Thanks for the review! :D

    - Ava

  13. I have been eyeing this book for awhile now and I'm so glad you reviewed it! After reading your review it has moved towards the top of my wishlist. Thank you for reviewing this one!

  14. Sounds great! I'd love to read this one. love the cover too