Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon Galen is the prince of the Syrena sent to land to find a girl he s heard can communicate with fish Emma is on vacation at the beach When she runs into Galen literally ouch both teens sense a connect

  • Title: Of Poseidon
  • Author: Anna Banks
  • ISBN: 9781250003324
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he s heard can communicate with fish Emma is on vacation at the beach When she runs into Galen literally, ouch both teens sense a connection But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma s gifts Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds tGalen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he s heard can communicate with fish Emma is on vacation at the beach When she runs into Galen literally, ouch both teens sense a connection But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma s gifts Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdomTold from both Emma and Galen s points of view, here is a fish out of water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

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    1. It's official. Mermaids are the new "angels" of the Paranormal Romance genre. The is the second mermaid book I've read and I'm less than impressed with these sea creatures. Incidentally, Of Poseidon happens to be worse for me than Lies Beneath.Of Poseidon tells the story of Emma, a girl who possesses a few Syrena (mermaid) traits, and Galen, a Syrena prince, who attempts to unravel the secrets of Emma. It's discovered that she has the Gift of Poseidon (think Dr. Dolittle at the aquarium) and tha [...]

    2. I don’t read many books that I would rate 1 star these days. I seem to have mas­tered my pref­er­ences and hit a stride of excel­lent books – or at least mostly read­able books.Admit­tedly I only made it fifty-six pages into this book before I threw my hands up in dis­gust and tossed a pil­low at the wall – so I sug­gest you take that into account when decid­ing whether to buy this book.Why did I stop reading?First rea­son:The death of a token characterWe didn’t know her long [...]

    3. Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publishers via NetGalley. Now that this is out of the way, onto the review.Okay, so here's the thing: I thought about not writing this review. It felt like a lot of unnecessary effort, given how much has already been said about this type of books. Also, I realized that my writing this review will make me come off as some cruel hater bitch, as there are almost no negative reviews of this book on GR, and none of them seem to be articulated.But these da [...]

    4. THIS BOOK WAS SO GREAT! HOLY MOLY, BATMAN!I'm going to keep my review short, because I WILL be doing a video review of this series in my wrap up for #MermaidMay, but here are some of the reasons this book was awesome:1) A light-hearted sunshine good time: this book didn't try to become something deeper than it is, it's a jolly good time! There ARE some darker moments, and they perfectly added intensity to the plot, but it never got bogged down - it remained a good time!2) The mythology: It's fas [...]

    5. This is going to be an incredibly difficult review to write for a multitude of reasons but especially because I hate giving a not so positive review to a debut author. However, I cannot, in good conscience, let these things pass me by so if you are reading this, keep in mind that the following are my opinions and ones you may not necessarily agree with but nevertheless, they are opinions I have a right to express.Of Poseidon promises a lighthearted story dabbling in the mythology of mermaids and [...]

    6. This review is also available over at my blog.______________________I made it about 130-something pages before I decided that I could not stand to suffer through this book anymore.What bothered me right off the bat was the writing style. It alternates between Emma's and Galen's POVs, but get this: Emma's chapters are first person, while Galen's are third. I mean WHY? Just, WHY? Why do there have to be both styles? Why can't Galen's chapters be first person or Emma's be third? And it's not like G [...]

    7. Sounds good, but I kind of wish (view spoiler)[the folks who write the synopsis for these books wouldn't broadcast the fact that there's going to be one of those "inexplicably attracted to" romances, where people are drawn to each otherwithout knowing why.e it makes me kind of hesitant to pick this up. I'm getting a wee bit tired of paranormal romances where girls are attracted to guys for no reason other than the fact that they're "hot." (hide spoiler)]

    8. With a beautiful cover like this it's hard to resist not checking out what Of Poseidon is all about. I haven't had the best of luck with mermaid books in the past, though I haven't read very many of them. Of Poseidon is, so far, one of the better ones I've had the experience of reading. It has an interesting premise with a beautiful underwater world, but I did have a few quirks with it that stopped me from truly loving it. Almost immediately, I felt like something was off with the writing. It ha [...]

    9. Review posted at Bewitched BookwormsEpic Awesomeness!!!! You know one of the best things about writing reviews and featuring books on your blog is when you have a book that literally blew you away! Of Poseidon is such a book and beware of my fangirly excitement which will follow in the next paragraphs.Like with many other books Of Poseidon drew me initially in because of this gorgeous cover! I simply adore this girl in the water, I loooove the white and the green, it’s incredible! I can’t wa [...]

    10. Full ReviewWhen I was younger, I wanted to be a dolphin. Once I realized that was unlikely, I settled for being a mermaid. I've been mildly obsessed ever since. Mermaids are my favorite mythical creature (right before dragons), and I devour every mermaid story, movie, or show I can get my hands on. This book was a bit ridiculous, unrealistic, and a bit too convenient at times, and I loved every second of it. I loved learning about the Syrena and their abilities, social structures, and history. U [...]

    11. ***Update July 22, 2013***Upon reading Mythology by Edith Hamilton for my summer reading assignment, this specific quote has come to my attention:"Triton was the trumpeter of the sea. His trumpet was a great shell. He was the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite." (38) Really, Anna Banks? Really? You couldn't even get the basic facts down? (For those who haven't read this, she claimed that Triton and Poseidon are brothers. Why? That's beyond me.) Now I for sure won't be reading the next book._________ [...]

    12. Sweet, flirty, and unashamedly fun, Of Poseidon is bringing back mermaids. Angst? Nope. These teenage supernaturals eat fish, not blood, and no-one here is sprouting hair and claws. Fins, though? Well that’s a different storyThe Story:When Galen, a Syrena (read: merman) prince watches a human girl single-handedly fight off a shark, and win, he knows she’s not what she seems. Perhaps not human at all. After all, the Syrena themselves can pass as human—growing legs, breathing air, and walkin [...]

    13. This review is for all three books—Of Poseidon, Of Triton and Of Neptune—because I read them in quick succession, because I didn't want to stop to write a review. 🤩This is the "tale" of Emma, a high school senior, who learns that she is half Syrena (it's a mermaid/merman, but don't say that to their face) after meeting Galen, a gorgeous Syrena prince, who is allowed to visit land in order to study humans. Emma literally bumped into Galen on a beach in Florida where she and her best friend [...]

    14. *4.25*Super cute and fun!I loved the main characters, their relationship was addicting to read about and I loved how they interacted! The characters were also very funny and had very distinct personalities.The side characters were also great and definitely added so much to the book.I was a little confused about the world, but I think I figured everything out by the end. The plot is also pretty crazy with some plot twists thrown in there!This book is just so enjoyable and I can't wait to read the [...]

    15. Read the full non-spoilery review @A Perfection Called BooksThe Concept:I was a bit hesitant to read this book because whenever I think of mermaids, wait, I don't think of mermaids! That's just it. It seems like such a childish idea/fantasy, it's something I haven't though about since the days of watching The Little Mermaid. I didn't think I'd like this book because it focuses on mermaids, but I did end up liking it! The mer-people in this book are called Syrena. There's forbidden romance, myste [...]

    16. Originally posted here.I really, really would like to find a mermaid book that I like a lot, but that search will be continuing. Of Poseidon is a book that most readers are probably going to love or be entirely annoyed by. Banks has a definite style, one that will either amuse and enchant you, or that will make you roll your eyes vigorously over and over again. For me, it was the latter.Problem one is the host of YA tropes in the characters and their relationship to one another. Emma, a card-car [...]

    17. I LOVED the book. I don't think I've ever smiled and laughed out loud from a book this much before. The characters were so alive, they were just like teenages at that age. Emma; I fell in love with her from the first page. Her voice was so clear, natural and witty, and every reaction she had was just like I would've reacted in situations like that. The fact that she often got shy was one of her best qualities, and I really loved her temper. And then there's Galen. Galen, Galen, Galen. I LOVE HIM [...]

    18. 2.5 out of 5As seen on: BookosaurI picked up Of Poseidon for one reason and one reason only: The Little Mermaid. I watched The Little Mermaid so much when I was little that every time I see a dinglehopper, err a fork, I'm tempted to comb my hair. Suffice it to say, when Of Poseidon made it onto my radar, I fell for the premise - hook, line and sinker. Of Poseidon is your average fish out of water story - literally. Galen, a Syrena prince, is sent to land in search of a girl who supposedl [...]

    19. 3.75 stars-----------------------------------------------This review is originally posted on The Bookish Girl-----------------------------------------------You can get this book on Bookdepository-----------------------------------------------I first picked up this series because I thought it had something to do with Greek Mythology, which I’m obsessed with. As it turned out, there was nothing “Greeky” about it. However, I can ensure you that this book is not a disappointment, but rather a [...]

    20. If you think the cover of Of Poseidon is beautiful, just wait till you start reading this amazingly beautiful novel. Anna Banks has written a captivating story. The romance between Galen and Emma will capture your heart. I could not put this novel down. Anna Banks’ writing is beautiful. This is the best word to describe this novel perfectly…"Beautiful". Of Poseidon is told from Emma’s and Galen's point of view, and this made the story so much deeper for me. I love to see both characters’ [...]

    21. This review also appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews!This is what happens when I don’t heed the advice of my most trusted book buddies. A book like Of Poseidon comes along and many hours are wasted on its torturous and infuriating pages. The start was really promising, with Emma and her friend Chloe literally stumbling into a super attractive guy called Galen. Galen happens to be a royal Syrena (or merman) from the House of Triton, and he believes that Emma is a Syrena w [...]

    22. Wow, it's been a very long time since I finished a book in that record-of-a-time.I really enjoyed this book, awesome debut to the series and the way it ended; kinda of a i-knew-it moment, but I couldn't put my hands on it before,, I like how Anna Banks left to be unraveled until the very last pages.The Mythology in the story is awesome, I'm obsessed with all things Poseidon so *cheers*I loved how easy it was to get into this book, how simple the story started off and very interesting to keep re [...]

    23. Emma è una ragazza assolutamente normale ed insignificante, o almeno così cerca di farci credere lei. Dice che nel suo liceo nessuno la nota e quindi tutti si aspettano una ragazza senza niente di fisicamente non dico attraente ma appariscente almeno ed invece? Emma ha i capelli biondi ma non un biondo normale, biondi praticamente bianchi e gli occhi viola, com'è possibile che nessuno la guardi?? Come? anche solo per curiosità!Va in vacanza con la sua amica Chloe ed ovviamente sbatte subito [...]

    24. Of Poseidon was not what I was expecting. From the title, I was thinking something along the lines of the Percy Jackson Poseidon and I didn’t get that at all. I got Mermaids! (oops sorry Syrena). I very much so enjoyed myself with this one. Yes, there was some cheese-tastic moments, but all in all I had a swimmingly good time…. < yep I just went there! I have to note I think I would have been goo-goo-gaga crazy in love with this back in High School…. Being the old spinster that I am now [...]

    25. If you’re up for a good plot idea but odd and unflattering execution that manages to insult the female race with it’s promotion of patriarchalism, then this is your book.If, like me, all you’ve ever asked for is a mildly engaging plot, simple (I’m not asking for anyone to spew the dictionary) but fluid and concise writing with a sprinkling of tastefully used metaphors, a good grasp on tense and POV, characterisation that is either relatable or satirical and a little bit of common sense t [...]

    26. I went to the Fierce Reads author event in Lansing on Friday planning on buying only two of the books featured. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks was featured, and I didn’t plan on buying it because I didn’t know much about it and I’m not always sure about “mermaid books.” Once it was Anna Banks‘ turn to discuss her book, however, my plans changed. She started out saying that she wanted to write a Sasquatch love story but didn’t think the world was ready for that yet. I knew at that moment [...]

    27. Reread: Feb. 25, 2015 Rating-same. 3.5 Mermaids hahaha it was a easy fun read, I thought it was going to be about Greek Mythology, but instead, I get Mermaids or should I say Mermans! It was cute yet typical, a story about mermaids was new for me but the overall idea of the story was notI was a little surprised with the abrupt ending but of course it did that because this is a series! hello! My little sister liked it a lot but for me it was just nothing new. Ok so, Syrena (underwater world of me [...]

    28. [July 23]Read the full review at The Series Junkie.Ohmysweetgoodness! Galen is so adorable. Every thing he does, I find adorable. I wish he was real and I know him because I want to pinch his cheeks for being to damn adorable. Every character is also likable/lovable, even Rayna, Galen's twin, who seems to be the mean girl type. But for 20-year-old twins, they seem immature, especially Rayna. I still love all the characters presented in this novel, even Emma's mom who makes funny remarks.I like t [...]

    29. Of Poseidon is probably the funniest book I’ve read this whole year (I don’t care that we’re only a month in) and as an added bonus, we got mermaids which I’ve never read about in any YA novel! We follow Emma and Galen as they uncover Emma’s backstory and abilities but we also get plenty of relationship cuteness and drama blended in. There are problems with characterization and the plot that need to be addressed but on the whole, I did like this book.Even though this book is about merm [...]

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