Sunday, January 13, 2013

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

"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."

Okay, so, maybe it's just because I'm a total mythology/fantasy (and especially Poseidon) junkie that I loved this week's book. Then again, I don't think that's the only reason I really loved it. It did a really good job of reinventing the "Poseidon/mermaid" concept in a way that I've never seen. And, my favorite part of the book was the characters. I'm really happy to report that this book had really good characters, not like the kind of blah and boring, personality-less characters that sometimes come along with a book like this. I've seen it happen way too often. But anyway, yeah. They were unique, and really funny. I had one of those awkward moments in class a couple times where you start giggling while reading it and get strange looks from your classmates. So it gets my stamp of approval. Oh, and I definitely can't wait for the sequel; the plot was still going full-force up until the end (granted, with a couple predictable places in between, but they were fairly rare). Two thumbs way up. It's at Kettleson.

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