Of Poseidon – book review

Of Poseidon book

Sweet, fun and entertaining… Of Poseidon is the first book in its series, written by Anna Banks.

When Galen, a Syrena prince, bumps into Emma (literally!), both teens sense a connection. With the exact same alluring violet eyes as himself, Galen can’t help but wonder if Emma isn’t an ordinary, accident-prone teenager she thought she was. But after seeing Emma single-handily fight a shark and win, Galen’s suspicions are confirmed. Emma isn’t human…

When the mysterious and gorgeous Galen shows up at Emma’s school, Emma’s life changes forever. Galen won’t leave Emma alone, determined to find out what she really is. As the pair tries to fight a growing attraction, they must work together to uncover the secrets of Emma’s heritage. Once Emma comes to terms with the fact that she isn’t who she thought she was, Galen must then convince her that she holds the key to his kingdom.

This book was a really fun and enjoyable read. The only other “mermaid” type series I’ve read is the Wake series, by Amanda Hocking. I loved that series, and I really hoped I’d like this series just as much. With a beautiful cover like this, I hoped for a book that was just as stunning. Luckily, I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve always been a bit sceptical about reading from two points of view, but Of Poseidon did this really well. The storyline flowed really nicely and it was always really clear from which point of view I was reading. The two points of view worked really well with this book because we needed to know what was going through Emma’s head, as well as see what Galen was doing when he wasn’t with Emma. Firstly, this book started with a real bang and grabbed me from the very beginning. I knew from the very first chapter that there was no way I was ever going to be able to put this book down. Emma was a really strong character. I felt like she was the type of person to aspire to be. She was determined and never gave up. I loved the spark in her and it made the story really interesting. I also loved her attitude. She had some awesome comebacks and it was great to see the relationship between her and Galen. Galen. Wow, how can I even describe how perfect Galen was? Galen never used to like humans, and so it’s fascinating to see him so spellbound by Emma! Although Galen was very dominant and tried to tell Emma what to do on many occasions, Emma wouldn’t always do what he said. It was hilarious to watch Galen in some situations because he wasn’t used to human rituals. I loved how Galen and Emma would act when they were together and I always looked forward to their conversations. The chemistry between Galen and Emma was just purely electric. I like having characters that aren’t exactly the same, because then it’s not as dull. I love it when two characters contradict each other! The plot was intriguing and I was captivated the whole way through. The pace was perfect and there wasn’t a single boring moment in the book. I loved reading Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, and I’d give it a score of 8.5 out of 10. I recommend this to everyone who loves fantasy, romance and a good laugh!

Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont Australia for providing this book for me in exchange for an honest review!