Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks

Release date: May 28, 2013
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Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 256
Format: Egalley
Source: Publisher provided through Netgalley
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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?
Hmm... I never actually reviewed Of Poseidon because I didn't have strong feelings either way about it. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I thought it had potential, though. I had high hopes for Of Triton because I guess I was hoping it would maybe capture some kind of magic I'd hoped for in the first. Sadly, just like Of Poseidon, I don't have any strong opinions about Of Triton.

Of Triton picks up almost immediately after the end of Of Poseidon. We're pushed right into the action of the story with little recap to remember what happened previously. I picked up really quickly what had happened, so it didn't affect anything, and I thought it was good that the book just went. Once you start reading you don't really want to stop because things just keep happening.

We learn a WHOLE lot more about the world and rules of the Syrena, which I found interesting and quite liked seeing.

So, you see everything I wrote above this line? I wrote that immediately after finished Of Triton. I got tired of writing the review and quit, with the intention of coming back later. I read it back the beginning of March. I came back to write this review and have found that I only just vaguely remember what happened in this book. I've read a lot of books in between then and now, but I am not one to forget plot. I'm one of those that can remember obscure details of the last Harry Potter book, which I read once the day it came out and haven't picked up since. So for me to not remember what happens in a book says a lot about that book.

I think those that loved Of Poseidon will enjoy this book because it's a continuation of the story of the characters, but those of us who weren't huge fans to begin with would do better to skip this one. Despite the pretty, pretty cover.

(I'm sorry this review doesn't really act as a review, but I decided I'd rather not fake an actual review and instead give the absolute truth.)

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