Thursday, 6 November 2014

Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks

Of Triton (Syrena #2)
Behind 246 Pages
Released: 1 July 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: HardieGrant Egmont Australia
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At the Other End:
Emma is half-mermaid: a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. But she's in love with Galen - a gorgeous Syrena from the House of Triton, god of the sea. If Emma's secret is discovered by the Syrena, she risks being put to death as a half-breed. 

Emma's mother has spent years in hiding. Once a princess in the House of Poseidon, she escaped the sea to live as a human. Aware of the danger her daughter faces, she is determined to keep Emma away from the Syrena. But her reappearance after so many years turns the two underwater kingdoms - Poseidon and Triton - against one another. 

How can Emma and Galen stay together when their two rival kingdoms - and two different worlds - just want to tear them apart?

New York Times Bestselling author of The Syrena Legacy series. 

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 sells it, so she's an accomplice to lies. One of my lies is called OF POSEIDON. The sequel is called OF TRITON. The last and final installment is OF NEPTUNE, and it released May 13, 2014. Be on the lookout for JOYRIDE, my YA Contemporary out June 2, 2015--Bonnie & Clyde meets Latina Pretty in Pink!

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A great sequel and maybe-final book in the Syrena series. Completely hooking.

I sucked this baby up in a day, again. Even though Of Poseidon was better than this one, I still managed to get caught up in the story being told and didn’t want to stop.

Once again, this was a very predictable book, ok, maybe not as much as Of Poseidon was, but that’s because it had less shocking things going on to make it predictable. At the start, everyone was just as stupid as they were about figuring things out as in the previous book. Overreaction much? It just made them all look stupid.

I think that everything could have happened a lot quicker in the book, now that I reflect back on it. It was dragged out, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the book. There could have been more to the ending, and more to the shocking thing that happens that feels like it only took a few seconds, not more detailed.

I swear, I was so caught up in this book that I didn’t even take in much else other than what was currently happening. Only now I realize that we get hardly any information on what the Syrena world looks like, maybe it’s done that was so that that is all there is, water and rocks and sand and caverns and sunken human vessels and relics. 

I loved seeing Emma prove herself to everyone, she’s a brilliant main character, and what isn’t there to love about Galen? I love these two so much together, they are perfectly imperfect for each other haha, and by imperfect, I mean their always conflicting personalities. 

I really liked the ending. It definitely felt like it was a close to the series, I was content, but maybe that’s the kind of cliffhanger Banks went for here, making us think that there won’t be another book, then BAM another book! *cue book craving* Who else is curious as to what could happen in this next book? How will it end, especially from the way this one ends. 

Of Poseidon (Syrena #1)
Released: 1 June 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: HardieGrant Egmont Australia
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At the Other End:
Galen is strong, protective and gorgeous, with striking violet eyes and a body to make you shiver - and that's just when he's in human form. 

He's from the House of Triton, god of the sea, and he's searching for a girl with the gift of Poseidon to save his brother from marrying a fraud. Emma is a human. Or so she thinks. 

When Emma meets Galen on the beach, they both sense a sizzling chemistry. But can Galen convince her that she holds the key to his kingdom - without letting on that he's falling for her?

Of Neptune (Syrena #3)
Released: 1 May 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: HardieGrant Egmont Australia
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At the Other End:
Emma and her gorgeous boyfriend Galen are desperate for some time alone, away from their underwater sea kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. They visit the small town of Neptune - home to land-dwelling, fresh-water Syrena - but there's an undercurrent of tension between the Syrena of Neptune and those from the sea. 

Neptune holds another threat too: in particular, a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. 

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.

This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

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