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Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Thoughts: Of Triton by Anna Banks

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?

**ARC received from Raincoast Books for review**

When I read Anna's Banks' debut Of Poseidon (My Thoughts) last year I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed  it. It was one of my best reads for 2012. Of Poseidon ended with a pretty intense cliff hanger and I was curious to see where Banks was going take us in the second installment of the trilogy. However, I was a little underwhelmed with where Of Triton took us in the series.

The story essentially picks up exactly where Of Poseidon left off. With Galen's grand revelation and the outcome that comes with it. We than rush into Grom (Galen's brother) showing up and a bunch of weird things coming out about Emma's parents and their relationship. It was rather bizarre and I wasn't exactly sure where it was going.

I enjoyed Of Triton for the story itself, however I didn't like it as part of a trilogy and I kind of think that it did nothing for the overall story. Nothing super incredible happened. The conflict of the story didn't feel like a real issue. I knew the whole time that everything was going to be resolved. There were no moments of not being sure how things were going to work out. I never thought that maybe something bad was going to happen. It all felt very safe.

What I liked about the characters in Of Poseidon I still liked in Of Triton. The characters were still a riot and I loved reading how they got along. Rayna and Emma's relationship evolves in Of Triton but not so much so that you lose their bickering. Toraf's character also develops independent of Rayna and that was interesting. You think that it might be the end of their relationship (but it works itself out).

There is one cool development in Of Triton. Sharing what that is would be one big ole' spoiler. But it definitely will change things for all involved.

Overall, Of Triton wasn't the most captivating novel I have ever read, I am glad I read it. I loved the characters and I loved their banter. I am looking forward to what other shenanigan's they'll get into as the trilogy wraps up.

~Happy Reading Everyone!


  1. I just picked up a free download of the Of Poseidon audiobook from SYNC (http://www.audiobooksync.com)! So I can look forward to that because I know how much you liked it. It's a shame the sequel seems to have some symptoms of second book syndrome tough. "Safe" is not a word you want applied to a sequel. Blah, too bad! Hopefully the third one will kick up the action and intensity!

  2. I'm so excited that you loved this one! I loved Of Poseidon, and I'm about to start reading this one. I don't know why (like you), I put it off so long!


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