Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon
By Anna Banks
To be Published on May 2012
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Source ATW Arc Tours

Summary Taken from Goodreads:

Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish.

What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings.

This was such a fun book!  Literally, I enjoyed every minute of it from start to finish.  The author cleverly used the first chapter of the book to play out a hysterical scene involving the main character being "introduced" to the other main characters in the story.  It was such a fun and different way to start a story.  So many stories start with an action scene, or some sort of depressing emotional scene- but this was a fun and breezy way to start a story.

Yes, there are very sad parts to this story.  But the author does a wonderful job of not making the depressing parts the central focus. This book is incredibly visual.  I could imagine all of the scenes in my head easily.  The author does a great job describing the setting and characters without using information dumps (I'm sure you know what I mean).

This is the first book in a series.  You will be pounding on the book when you read the horribly cruel cliffhanger at the end of this novel, but this was a great novel.  I really have no negative things to say about it (which makes it difficult to write a complete review).  Go get this book when it comes out in May.  It is perfect for the summer- light, fun, and doesn't require a lot of thought.  Exactly what a summer book should be!

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