Monday, March 10, 2014

Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks


 
 
 
 
 
Series: They Syrena Legacy #2
 
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.05
 
Published: May 28th 2013 by Feiwel & friends
 
Pages: Hardcover, 246
 
Source: The hubby bought it for me =)
 
 
Favorite quote: “My dad always told me that holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.”

Goodreads


  

"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?"


I really enjoyed Of Triton and thought overall it was a great book. I loved how the characters grew and learned how to overcome obstacles and boy were there some obstacles. I felt so sorry for these character because everything under the sun....and the sea (get it, get it??? I made a funny) was thrown at them. Every character learned their own lesson on trust and love. It was nice to really see who Nola and Grom truly are. This book was more action, drama, and all together more serious than Of Poseidon and even though it was a great book I did not enjoy it like I did Of Poseidon. I sadly had problems with this book and even though I did enjoy it I feel the need to tell you the whole truth and that includes the issues I had with it.
I understand the second book needed to be more serious but it almost seemed like a book from a different series. Of Poseidon was hysterically funny, the romance was precious, and could be described as a feel good beachy read. Then I read Of Triton and there wasn't really any funny moments, the romance was still there but not the sweet feel good kind of romance which was sadly disappointing to me. So in a nut shell you go from a beachy book to a faster pace drama. These types of books are great but do they go together?
For me this is a hard book to review because of it being so different than the first. When I heard there is a 3rd book coming out I almost.....cringed. I know that sounds awful but I feel like if this series is so disconnected already then what will a third book do to it? Have you read Of Triton do you have the same feelings as I do? Will you be reading the third book? I can honestly say I have no clue if I will read the third book or not. I may just reread Of Poseidon again and pretend it is a beautiful wonderful stand alone.