Earlier this week I posted my review for Of Poseidon. Last week I also finished the sequel, Of Triton. Did I enjoy this one as much as the Of Poseidon? Keep reading to find out.
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?
Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen’s points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.
Of Triton picks up basically right after the major cliffhanger we read about in Of Poseidon. That one really threw me through a loop and let’s just say I was very happy that this book was already available for me to read! I noticed right away that it was shorter than Of Poseidon, but that’s not exactly a bad thing.
Once again, we get chapters from Emma and Galen’s POV. In all honesty, for about the first half of the book Emma’s POV really didn’t interest me. There wasn’t much going on and at times it only felt like she was complaining. It took longer to get to the point when it came to her and that definitely disappointed me.
“My dad always told me that holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.”
Galen’s chapters were pretty interesting. Emma’s mother’s appearance in the Syrena world doesn’t go over well. It starts some issues between Poseidon and Triton and let’s just say things get intense. I noticed I really enjoyed his chapters. I loved reading about the politics under the sea and how things worked there. It’s clear Syrena can live long lives, so some rules were still around that didn’t make much sense anymore. It was interesting to see how Galen and his family handled this.
Of Triton was a fast read and I enjoyed it very much. In all honesty, I enjoyed it less than Of Poseidon. Like I said, Emma’s chapters in the beginning are pretty boring and I missed a bit of the romance between Emma and Galen. It was still there, but it could’ve been present a bit more. I missed the banter and teasing between the two. I understand there was a lot going on, but the characters we get to know in the first book kind of disappeared.
“I wonder how many tears the ocean has swallowed, how much of the ocean is actually made of tears.”
The ending of Of Triton is action packed and how everything was solved was really interesting. At times it felt a bit rushed. Between the planning and actual moment, it felt like not much had happened. I would’ve liked to have seen just a bit more time dedicated to this plan. The ending was basically wrapped up, so I’m very curious to see where the third and final book takes me.
All in all, a fast and fun read. Even though the characters were missing some of the things I loved from the first book, I still really enjoyed reading about them. Even the new characters from under the sea were really interesting. I’m definitely happy I didn’t leave this one sitting around a long time after reading the first book!
Once again, I have to say I really enjoy reading books about mermaids. What are your favorite mermaid reads?