Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks


of poseidonOf Poseidon by Anna Banks
Series: The Syrena Legacy #1
First Published by: Feiwel & Friends on May 22nd 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Mermaids, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 342 (Hardcover)
Source: Purchased- Hardcover




My Rating: 5 stars2 all time favorite

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.

my thoughts 2

I cannot get over how much I loved this book! Everything about it was fantastic to the humor, romance, and mermaids (sort of).

Emma and her best friend go out into the ocean one day to swim but little did they know there was a shark nearby. Galen who is half fish/ half mermaid (or as you’d like to call, a mermaid) is nearby watching the event happening. Not wanting to expose himself, he tries to stay away. Emma has always done everything with Chloe, but she never wanted this to happen. Drawn to Emma, Galen has to find out if she’s the heir to Poseidon. However Galen belongs to the house of Triton and both houses don’t get along very well.

I loved everything about this book! I loved that Anna Banks wrote this in Galen and Emma’s point of view not just Emma’s. This made me understand both sides of the story so well and it really helped with connecting with the characters. Overall, Anna Banks is a fantastic writer! The humor that she used in the characters just made the book 100 times better!

I was a little worried this would turn into an insta-love with how quickly the book was progressing, that it would be one. Thankfully with how the storyline is and how it went about, it didn’t turn into one. I loved Galen and Emma’s relationship as well as Galen’s sister, Rayna and Toraf’s relationship. I loved all 4 of these characters so much and the dialogue between all 4 was hilarious and I found myself at times actually “laughing out loud”.

This book had everything you could ask for! Seriously!

I’m beyond excited to see what happens next. I can’t handle that cliffhanger at the end. I need more… Now. I need to know what happens next!

favorite quotes

“The penguins love Emma. They waddle around, dive in and out of their pool, call out to her. She laughs. “They sound like donkeys!”
“Maybe you can talk to donkeys, too,” Dr. Milligan smiles.
Emma nods. “I can. Sometimes Galen can be a jackass.” — page 201


“Basically, everyone thinks–knows–how sweet I am.

Emma, you threw my sister through hurricane-proof glass.” ― Anna Banks, Of Poseidon


“You can put me down now.”
“I’m not ready yet.” He tightens his hold.
“You don’t have to hold—“
“Emma? Can you hear me?”
“Uh, yes. I can hear fine. I just can’t see—“
“That’s a relief. Because for a minute there, I thought maybe you didn’t hear me when I said I’m not ready yet.”
“Jackass.” ― Anna Banks, Of Poseidon


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