Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy #2) by Anna Banks (Book Review)

Posted April 11, 2013 by Jana in Book Review, Young Adult Fiction / 11 Comments

Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy #2) by Anna Banks (Book Review)Of Triton by Anna Banks
Series: The Syrena Legacy #2
Published by Feiwel and Friends on May 28, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Pages: 246
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher (Mail)
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5 Stars

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?

Oh my. I was so excited when I found out about Of Triton, and was even more excited when I received an ARC in the mail! I loved Of Poseidon. LOVED IT!!! It was funny, had amazing characters, I loved the dual perspectives (which we get in Of Triton again), I loved Anna’s take on mermaid and Greek mythology, I loved the intense moments, I loved the writing style and the gorgeous underwater descriptions, and the ending killed me! I was catapulted off a cliff with that ending, and craved the sequel immediately. Of Triton was amazing. Everything I loved about Of Poseidon was there, and so much more. As always, my main points are bolded!

1. I still love the characters so much. Galen is so amazingly protective of those he loves, and I adore that about him. He is always there, and has the back of whoever needs him. Emma has grown in maturity and bravery. I really liked Emma’s mother, as well. She was still protective, but has learned that Emma is smart on her own. She turns into more of a friend than a mom in this book, and I liked her much more. And I loved the secondary characters: Grom, Poseidon King Antonis (who is so grandfatherly and sweet!), Rayna, and Toraf. I loved seeing familiar faces and meeting the new ones! 

2. Of Triton is full of just as many one-liners and ohmysweetgoodnesses as Of Poseidon, and I love that the humor is understated enough to make you laugh without being overbearing and roll-your-eyes cheesy. So much of Anna Banks’s sense of humor and personality shines through in her writing. 

3. This book is so action-packed! From the first page to the last, Anna holds nothing back. After a quick memory refresher, we’re off! I was whipping through this book. I see no signs of the sophomore slump with Of Triton. Not only do we get to follow up with our favorite friends, we get SO much more information! And the gift of Triton appears, which was SUPER exciting. And we get thrown with crazy twists and turns, plus some really sweet and tender family moments. Oh, and there’s a ton of stuff that needs to be worked out between the two syrena kingdoms. I really could not have asked for more.

4. Anna’s writing is gorgeous. I’m still enamored with her storytelling, her writing style, and her details. She gives us all the details!

5. We get more knowledge of the syrena. Their history, the inner workings, their laws and abilities, etc. And we learn more about some of the main characters. We get all the knowledge!

6. There’s a pretty good chance I loved this more than Of Poseidon. And if you’ve read my review, you’ll wonder how that’s even possible.

Ok, so after reading and re-reading my review, I think it kind of sucks. Haha. But I have no idea what to do to make it better! Basically, I loved Of Triton and wanted to write a short, sweet review that gave nothing away. At all. Because you don’t deserve any spoilers. Anna Banks is now officially on my auto-buy list. I’ve read everything of hers, and I have loved allllll of it! Of Poseidon lovers will not be disappointed at all by Of Triton, well except for the fact that it’s so short. Haha. I can’t wait for Anna to write a million more books!

5 Stars
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11 responses to “Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy #2) by Anna Banks (Book Review)

  1. OH MY… I have to get this one!! I loved Galen and Emma and Rayna so making me really excited to know that they’re equally hilarious in the Of Triton! The Syrena are such awesome bunch :D

    Book a World

  2. Oh yayyy! I’ve heard some pretty positive reviews for this so far and I’m so excited that book two is still as great as book one! I had so much fun reading Of Poseidon so I can’t want to get my hands on Of Triton! As always, lovely review :)

  3. I still haven’t gotten around to reading the first one in this series. I seem to have absolutely no luck with mermaid books but you make this series sound great. All of the great characters and action sure sounds like it makes for a great story. Fabulous review!

  4. I haven’t read book one so I skimmed and read the bolded parts and wow, I love your way of reviewing! Reading this meant I didn’t get any surprises – If I hadn’t of read the first line of the synopsis haha. Oh well. I think I may pick up this series!

    Love your layout btw! New follower via Bloglovin :)

    Miss J @ Miss Book Reviews

  5. The cover looks gorgeous! Of Poseidon is a book I need.. eh want to read so bad! Too bad I can’t see any copies here in my country :(
    Glad you enjoyed it!