September 26, 2012
Book #104 - Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1)
Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1), Anna Banks
Of Poseidon has the distinction of being my very first mermaid book. I've read about vampires, werewolves, witches, faeries, demons and angels - no mermaids. I was wondering how the author would get around the under water part.
Emma runs into (tee hee) a hot guy at the beach, and soon after realizes that not only is he not what he seems, but neither is she. Now, she is on a quest to find out exactly where she came from and what she's capable of. And Galen is willing to go to great lengths to be together with her.
Of Poseidon is told mostly from Emma's point of view, but Galen's is in there too. It was a bit strange and distracting that Emma's POV was told in first person and Galen's in third person present, but I got used to it after a little while.
The story is pretty predictable. Most of the secrets were easy to figure out early on. Which was a little disappointing. However, the mythology of the story was interesting and unique. I liked the description of the abilities of the Syrena and discovering which of these abilities Emma possessed. And, there were a few questions left unanswered, especially the big question that was raised at the very end of the book.
Although the romance developed rather quickly for me, it was sweet and satisfying. I really like Galen and his Syrena brethren. And, he works really well with Emma. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the story develops in the second book.