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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Book Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks

Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy #2) by Anna Banks
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal/Mythological Romance)
Date Published: May 28, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

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?

Of Triton is the second book in The Syrena Legacy by Anna Banks. If you read my review of Of Poseidon, then you know I had some issues with Galen and Toraf. Let me tell you, they didn't let me down. There was much character growth between them. If you really get down to it, there was quite a bit of change among the Syrenas and all the characters as a whole. Is all of this change good? I'm not telling, but I enjoyed this book much more than the first one. The Syrena have so many rules and so many prejudices, it's craziness. I now see why, the guys were the way they were in book one. I mean, you saw it a little in book one too, but now I get it. To me, it was part of the set up for this book. The Syrena world is about to get rocked. It was fun to watch... or well read, as the case may be.

There wasn't as much romance in this one, but I don't think that could really be helped. There are other issues that need/needed to be resolved. I think we'll see more romance in the next book. Of Triton could almost be an ending to the series, as many things were tied up pretty nicely. Not everything though, and I'm pumped and ready for the next book!

“As soon as she releases me, Galen grabs my hand and I don't even have time to gasp before he snatches me to the surface and pulls me toward shore, only pausing to dislodge his pair of swimming trunks from under his favorite rock, where he had just moments before taken the time to hide them.

I know the routine and turn away so he can change, but it seems like no time before he hauls me onto the beach and drags me to the sand dunes in front of my house. "What are you doing?" I ask. His legs are longer than mine so for every two of his strides I have to take three, which feels a lot like running.

He stops us in between the dunes. "I'm doing something that is none of anyone else's business." Then he jerks me up against him and crushes his mouth on mine. And I see why he didn't want an audience for this kiss. I wouldn't want an audience for this kiss, either, especially if the audience included my mother. This is our first kiss after he announced that he wanted me for his mate. This kiss holds promises of things to come.

When he pulls away I feel drunk and excited and nervous and filled with a craving that I'm not sure can ever be satisfied. And Galen looks startled. "Maybe I shouldn't have done that," he says. "That makes it about fifty times harder to leave, I think.” 

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authorNew York Times Bestselling author of The Syrena Legacy series.

Grew up in a town called Niceville. No, seriously. I graduated from Niceville High School. So did J Lo's second husband. And the guy that plays Aqua Man on Smallville dated my best friend.

Now I indulge my tendency to lie by writing the lies down and selling them to publishers. Well actually my agent sells it, so she's an accomplice to lies. One of my lies is called OF POSEIDON. The sequel is called OF TRITON. I'm still making up the third lie, OF NEPTUNE.

And um. I also write adult fiction under pen name Anna Scarlett. One of the adult lies is DEGREES OF WRONG.

That is all.

To learn more about Anna Banks and her books, visit her blog.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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