Friday, July 12, 2013

Of Triton by Anna Banks Review

"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?"

After long days, weeks, and months of unwavering patience, I am horribly disappointed by Of Triton. It's a highly anticipated sequel to Of Poseidon, the first book in the series. Of Poseidon started off beautifully. Every word, every sentence, every page, every chapter fits perfectly like a puzzle. 

Of Triton isn't as good. I'll explain why. 

The plot is good. Everything is perfectly paced and perfectly worded. I loved it. The setting, mostly involving or in the sea, is beautiful. I can feel as if I am there with Emma and Galen, fighting the evil and dark forces like Poseidon imposter's father. (I forgot what's her name.) Of Triton whispers many themes. I'm not going to mention the loudest of them all, however. It'll ruin the book.

The conflicts between the law and Emma, Of Poseidon and Of Triton against the law, and the long-lost Poseidon Princess versus most of the court are interesting, but not exactly entertaining. Yes, there's some good, enchanting pulse to it, but it isn't as strong as Of Poseidon's conflicts.

The ending is beautiful. From what I see, it looks like Of Poseidon and Of Triton will be the only books in the Of Poseidon Series. However, rumor has it that the third book, Of Neptune, will be released in 2014. I don't understand how is that possible. One possibility is there is going to be a fight/debate involving humans and Syrena. 

Now I will explain why Of Triton isn't as good as Of Poseidon. I don't really know how to explain this but Of Poseidon has that inner flame. Its tone, maybe wording or plot, appealed strongly to me. Of Triton? Sure, there's some siren calling, but not as strong. What happen? Of Triton lost its voice? Ursula stole it?


Note: Please give a moment of silence for one of our beloved characters who died in the battlefields. We will always miss you. 

Emma and Galen are two peas not exactly in a pod. They are adorable together. Unfortunately they don't have a lot of moments together. I need more Emma/Galen moments. 

Rating: Three out of Five

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