(Of Poseidon #2)
by Anna Banks
Publication Date: May 28th 2013
Publisher: Macmillan / Feiwel & Friends
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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? (Goodreads)
Just like the first book, I absolutely love the main character, Emma. She is funny and smart, and strong willed as well. The relationship between Emma and Galen is absolutely adorable. While there was some strain on the relationship this time around, you could tell that Emma and Galen really cared for each other, even more than anything else. I love that about them.
We get to see a lot of the characters from the first book in this story again as well. Rayna and Toraf are still along for the ride, but they aren’t butting heads quite as much as in the previous book. We get a lot more information on Emma’s mom, which was really insightful, because I found her to be really mysterious in the previous book. We also get to meet Galen’s brother, Grom. I didn’t think I would, but I really liked Grom. Getting to see part of his world was really interesting.
The story is told through both Emma and Galen’s point of view. I enjoyed reading the story from both of their perspectives. I definitely feel like I got more information this way. The storyline for the novel was very well written, and I enjoyed reading about the underwater world, where a good chunk of the story took place. The ending of the book is not a cliffhanger like in the previous book, but it is a little bittersweet. There is one thing in particular that happens towards the end of the book that is really sad.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I enjoy the whole series, so far! I can’t wait to get my hands on the 3rd book in the series, of Neptune, due in 2014!
Of Poseidon | Of Triton