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Of Triton by Anna Banks

By 6:54 pm

Published: May 28th 2013
Publishers: Feiwel & Friends
Paperback 246 pages
- Goodreads Description -
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?

Review - May contain spoilers if you have not read Of Poseidon 

I absolutely missed the characters from this series. It's been a while since I've read Of Poseidon and I have to say...I missed the characters a lot. Do you ever find that? Anna Banks never fails to make her book funny. Some of the lines in this series is hilarious and had me cracking up for ages. The cover is beautiful but I just have a thing against having kissing couples on's just awkward. 

I don't know why but for some reason the writing felt a little amateurish. I think it's because I've been reading some books of amazing authors and the contrast between books sort of lower my ratings. Nonetheless I still loved the story. Although I do have one issue, it was way too short! 246 pages is not long enough. I feel like Of Poseidon and Of Triton should have been one book. In my review of Of Poseidon I said that the changing of 1st person to 2nd person didn't annoy me but for some reason I just found it super confusing in this book. I really don't like it when authors do this and just prefer when they stick to the one writing style. 

The continuation of the storyline is great! After that cliffy at the end of the first one I was just dying to know what happened. The book kicked off straight after and just flew into some intense scenes. The good humor in Of Poseidon was still present which is what I love about this series. I missed Emma's sassy attitude, she likes to give poor Galen a hard time. But for some reason I feel like we didn't get much character development in this book. Galen isn't a book boyfriend I absolutely love like some other characters and I felt like sometimes this story is a bit bland. I think it's because I'm not very used to the 'mermaid genre' as this is the first series I've read about mermaid or Syrena if you want to call it. 

Overall I enjoyed this book but it was TOO SHORT! I wonder what's going to happen in the next book. I have no predictions, I'm hoping for a new plot twist to keep me hooked. Thanks for reading my review, I rate this 4/5 stars. 


  1. Great to hear that you enjoyed it, I've heard some bad reviews and have it on my review list so wasn't too keen. I just love these covers, that's what made me pick them up! Sounds like the storyline can be a bit irritating but overall a quick read. Thanks for your review!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  2. I so love the cover of this book but I'm kinda hesitant about this series. You seem to have enjoyed it though despite the fact that the length wasn't enough. I'll give this series a try if I ever feel like reading about mermaids. :)

  3. Great review! I've been wanting to read this series for a while now, and I think I'll pick it up next time I go to the bookstore ^_^
    The whole switching off from 'first person to third person' would honestly probably irritate me a bit. I love mermaid books, but I think you have to be a really good author to pull it off. You should read the, "Lost Voices," series, it's amazing!
    ~Cambrie @

  4. I didn't read your review, but I will be doing that soon because I'm reading Of Poseidon sometime this week or next week!

  5. I really enjoyed this book, too. I love how Anna Banks made her characters very witty, and I also love how the story was intense in this one. That cliffhanger in Of Poseidon was just a killer! Yes, the book was a bit short and I hope Of Neptune is a bit longer. Great review :D


  6. I only read the conclusion of this review because I might pick this up at one point in the future but I'm glad you enjoyed it - I bet your whole review was fantastic! ;)

    Was it the too short as in it didn't feel like it had a good conclusion or that it was so good you just couldn't get enough? Either way, I'm glad you're excited for the next book! :D