Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Of Triton by Anna Banks

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Pages: 256pgs

The Story

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?

The Review

Last year I quite loved Anna Banks debut, Of Poseidon, whereas others may not have loved it all that much. But I guess the main reason why I liked this series more than others was because it was a quick read and for the most part it was a read with so much going on and it also had an interesting storyline mythology-wise and again in this sequel the author has made me enjoy that particular mythology side of things, even though it was not particularly my favourite installment thus far.

OF TRITON is a very intense book. Really it's very intense and I loved that part because it made it such an enjoyable read for me. However, while the romance between Gale and Emma was disappointing for the most part (a total bummer because I love those two characters so much from the first book in the series) and was not further explored - nor developed - as much I would've liked it to be, but what I appreciated this time round in this particular sequel was finally getting to know more about the supporting characters in the book and learning about what lies beneath the sea waters of the Syrena realm - which is just as interesting as I first believed it to be. It was just awesome that part! I love those sea realms!

But in saying that, I was slightly disappointed in the sequel. Not because it wasn't interesting enough or not dark enough  - which this book already is - but my disappointment is because there wasn't so much happening, you know? Nothing that seemed to drive this book into epicness. But considering there is another book coming out next year to complete this YA trilogy, perhaps this third and final book will make up for what I'm currently feeling right now because let's just say the ending to this book . . . there is just so much more the author could have explored so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that something else mind-blowing is coming my way soon since I still love this series and its characters as well.

Overall, OF TRITON is a pretty average read but I enjoyed it nonetheless. With some pretty intense moments, action-packed adventures under the sea and with some really interesting twists along the way, I think anyone whom had enjoyed or loved the first book of this series will definitely come to love this sequel as well!

The Rating
3/5 stars

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