Review + Giveaway: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Title:  Of Poseidon
Author:  Anna Banks
Series:  Of Poseidon, #1
Publisher:  Feiwei & Friends
Release Date:  May 22, 2012
Pages:  324

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 the key to his kingdom . . .

Told 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.

OF POSEIDON was like my first mermaid book and it was a wonderful first! All I knew before I started this book was that I LOVED the cover and the synopsis drew me in immediately, especially with the word, "Prince". I loved my princes! Anyway, as soon as I picked up the book I couldn't stop!  OF POSEIDON was definitely one of the best young adult books I've read this year.

Emma was a great heroine for this book. She is smart and tough which I loved. It has been hard for Emma with loosing her best friend. But she is trying to figure out what and who exactly she is, especially since she has gained the attention of Prince Galen.

"Emma, we don't have to kiss. She already knows I want to sleep with you." He cringes as soon as he says it. He doesn't have to look up to know the sizzling sound in the kitchen is from Rachel spitting her pineapple juice into the hot skillet. "What I mean is, I already told her I want to sleep with you. I mean, I told her I wanted to sleep with you because she already thinks I do. Want to, I mean--" If a Syrena could drown, this is what it would feel like."

OMG! Galen! I love you! Galen reminds me of many of my favorite Young Adult heroes. He can be so adorable sometimes. One thing I didn't like is that even though it is so obvious that he loves he, Emma is supposedly suppose to belong to his older brother to mate with. With I totally don't believe at this point. I just wanted to shout! "Fight for her! You totally love her!" Galen is just everything you want in a young adult hero though! Hot, sweet, caring, and mega jealous!

Okay, it looked as bad as I thought it did. Like a child, I close my eyes as if they can’t see me either. The fire from the kiss broadcasts itself all over me in the form of a full- body blush. Galen laughs. “There it is,” he says, running his thumb over my bottom lip. “That is my favorite color. Wow.” I’m going to kill him.

Galen has a sister and best friend, Rayna and Toraf! I totally hated Rayna. She acts like a spoiled little brat and doesn't think before she speaks. So insensitive and I loved Toraf though I have no idea what he sees in Rayna. Though they were cute together.
OF POSEIDON was a wonderful book and I loved all the sweet and funny moments! A lot of this book was just so cute. Hopefully in the next book we'll get some answers to what the hell is going to happen next because the ending was just killer! I mean why oh, why did it have to end like that!? I needed more! Hopefully in the next book we'll get an explanation and hopefully some more cute Galen and Emma moments to go along with it! Well, of course we will! 

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  1. Giant Tube Worms (I did a paper on them - didn't like them before that).

  2. Reality: Whales, fiction: Mermaid super cool that or Sponge BOB! LOL

  3. Since I'm already a Mermaid, that's my favorite creature! :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!<3

  4. Probably Star fish or the Little Mermaid, yeah the Disney one, I still want her voice.
    Thanks for the chance to win:)

  5. Hm. My favorite sea creature would probably have to be penguins. They're so cute! :)

  6. Mermaids...oh a real one? Dolphins!

  7. I'm taking a marine biology course right now so I'm going to be a big science nerd and say a comb jelly, that will make for a fun google search :) And of the mystical variety I would hands down go with a merman.

  8. Hmm, I've always liked dolphins when I was little. Oooh and seals and sea lions!

    And naturally mermaids and merman too! ;)

  9. Since I was little I have always loved dolphins. they were my favorite creature on and off land. :)

  10. Well technically I'm afraid of all ocean creature but if I had to pick one it'd be the Dolphins! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  11. Mermaid! no question about it!! :)

    Cherry Mischievous

  12. I'm a fan of sea turtles! Oh, and of course, dolphins. :)

  13. I really like starfish :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  14. I like whales! Thanks for the giveaway. :)