Review of Wonderment – Of Triton by Anna Banks – Of Poseidon #2

Of Triton

by Anna Banks (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Series: Of Poseidon #2
Published by Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan on May 28th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
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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?

Of Poseidon was one of the books that completely blew me away last year. It hit my like a brick wall giving me something I didn’t know I would want. Mermaids! Oh no… this is not just about mermaids. It’s about fierce, hot sex-o-fishtails Syrena. But it was also more than this. Anna Banks is just outstanding in her way of creating a gorgeous tale filled with a snarky unique language that made me fall in love not only with her, but also for the first time ever with … a fish.(Sorry for calling you a fish Galen…)

Of Triton by Anna Banks

Explosive!

Of Triton hits off right after we were left at the end of Of Poseidon and it literally starts with a bang. The story is again beautifully rich and a lot is happening while Galen, and the other Syrena try to rescue Grom’s love life and life as a king at the same time. (Grom is Galen’s brother and… mated to Emma’s mom – don’t ask.. READ!)  The whole storyline is perfectly paced and even though Galen and Emma were apart for most of them time, I loved every second and the anticipation was killing me at some points.

Snarky, Fierce and strong

Emma clearly is one of my favorite heroines ever. I love her snarkyness and her comments often make me laugh out pretty lout.

Part human, part fish. Part straight-A student, part possessor of the Gift of Poseidon. Yep. I’m a natural born overachiever.

Fan-flipping-tasitc.

-ARC, Of Triton

But Emma is also determined, strong and compassionate. She would do anything for Galen even though he’s often conflicted about his love for her and his love for his people. He always tries to do the right thing even though it’s sometimes hard. But Emma just understands him and loves the way he’s loyal to his people. Emma would never make him choose, she understands and supports! She’s awesome like that!! Emma and Galen’s love is hot and sexy and I must say that I missed them being more together.

Galen happens to be in the possession of my favorite pair of arms – his – and most of the time when they are wrapped around me, (..) – ARC, Of Triton

 Supporting characters that rock my fishtail.

(yeah, I know I don’t have one…)

Anna Banks developed some secondary characters that were just made of awesome! Each one of them got a piece of my heart just like Emma and Galen. I love when authors manage to create deep and well developed characters as they are often the cherry on top of a cake. Rayna and Toraf are a couple made of win and I wouldn’t mind a complete novel just with them. I even warmed up with Emma’s mom as she was just damn cute with her long lost love life.

 

Explosive and Bittersweet Endings!

I absolutely adored Emma’s strong headed determination to save Galen and all the others. Emma grew and developed amazingly in Of Triton and  it was a joy to see he accepting herself and embracing her heritage! The ending was rather explosive and sadly also a little bittersweet. But those always make the real endings just a little sweeter. Anna Banks wrapped Of Triton rather nicely, leaving us with a warm a fuzzy feeling but still ready for the last book!

A few words about Anna Banks writing and voice as this is what makes me love her books even harder. She has a phenomenal voice, something that strikes me and makes me love her stories just a little more. Her voice is full of snark,  but so perfectly balanced that it feels natural. I adore her characters and I know I’ll read anything she will ever throw at me! Bring it on Anna!

 

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Bottom Line

Of Triton by Anna Banks was a sequel made of perfection. It was thrilling  and sizzling with tension, which was lighted up with a snarky voice and comments that will bring a smile on your face.  If you love a unique and outstanding voice, love hot possessive male specimen wrapped in a thrilling and romantic tale and you must go and get a copy Of Poseidon and get started with this series!

 

   

Additional Info

Anna is hosting two amazing contests on her side right now. One is a Pre-Order Contest where you can read a Bonus Scene from Toraf’s POV and the other one is even more epic, It’s a fanmade trailer contest where you can win a full critique from her agent! So head over to her side and enter!

Get a Copy of Of Poseidon – Book 1

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Did you read Of Poseidon last year and did you fell in love with this story just like I did? If not, why didn’t you and do you maybe consider  starting now? Do you also love a snarky voice?? 
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Ashley 4/22/2013

*flails* This is an amazing review!! I loved Of Poseidon so freaking much! I’m like bouncing up and down and I can’t wait to read Of Triton!
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Danny 4/22/2013

Thanks… I just love these books and I try hard to review this book without squealing to much.. And.. I was bouncing up and down when the book came, lol seriously I did and hubs was just looking strange at me :)
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Mary @ BookSwarm 4/22/2013

While I wasn’t a big fan of the first book (ah! Don’t hurt me!!), it’s good to hear the second lived up to your expectations! I love when a book just does it for you, grabbing you in all the right places and not letting go until the end (bittersweet, though it may be).
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Danny 4/22/2013

Mary!!!!! OMG … … Ok I still love you :))
Maybe you give this one another try?!?!?
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Gah!! I can’t wait to read this one! I LOVED the snark from book one and so far I’ve heard only good things about book two – even from people who weren’t totally won over by Of Poseidon.
Great review, as always! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one! I feel like it’s going to be the perfect spring/summer read :)
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Danny 4/22/2013

Gosh how I loved Emma’s voice! She makes me giggle and I just adore her witty comebacks and her snarky retords :)) Anna just has a fantastic way to create fantastic characters!
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Kelly 4/22/2013

I know what you mean about Anna’s voice being so snarky and natural – it’s why I’ve devoured everything I’ve read by her, because she just gets how to write a relatable and funny heroine!

I can not wait to get my hands on a copy of Of Triton! Though, I am quite upset with this model’s hair – could it be any more of a fluffy hack job?
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Danny 4/22/2013

I was blown away by the way Anna Banks writes her characters! It’s incredibly refreshing and I loved that she created something funny, yet sexy and awesome!!

LOOL about the cover comment… *giggles* I also loved the first one better :)
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Krista 4/22/2013

Great review! I loved Of Triton as well – even thought it was better than Of Poseidon! I can’t wait for the final installment in the series!

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Danny 4/22/2013

Gosh I need the last book right now.. but… we need to wait for a whole year ;(
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Danny 4/22/2013

Oh Krista and I just saw the BEA Button on your side! We need to meet :)))
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Jenny 4/22/2013

Uh oh. You have me a tiny bit nervous at the mention of a bittersweet ending Danny. How bittersweet are we talking? You know I need to know these things before I read! I have this on on my list for this week, I can’t wait to get to it:) Glad to know this book was just as good as the first!

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Danny 4/22/2013

You can handle the ending. Don’t worry. It’s just a tiny little bit bittersweet. I know you get anxious about these things, but trust me! all will be fine.. The very very end is again superduper sweet! *swooon*
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Candace 4/22/2013

I’m glad this one was so great! I have a copy and can’t wait to read it!
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Danny 4/22/2013

OoOoo Candace! What are you wainting for.. lol I remember the minute this book came I needed to star reading:)
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Okay, one I’m just a wee bit jealous that you already got to read this sequel! I am dying to read it! I LOVED Of Poseidon and yes I loved Emma, Galen, Toraf and Rayna. They were all great characters! Did you read the short story on Tor’s website? Need to! It’s Grom’s story. Don’t have the link, sorry but it’s on Tor.com.
And two, I’m with Jenny, just how bittersweet are we talking???? Like nothing happens between Emma and Galen that’s bad does it? I couldn’t handle that! No Anna Banks, don’t do that to us!! But I know you, you like your HEA’s. So what’s bittersweet? If you email Jenny, email me! Please!!!
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Danny 4/22/2013

Haha! don’t worry all will be good. The very very end is super sweet and will make you swoon. Plus you know me, I would cry and scream if it would be super bad. Like this is’s just a little sad..
You can totally handle it:))

And no.. I am not so much into Novella’s even though I should make an exception here for Anna:)
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Heather @ Buried in Books 4/22/2013

Oh Danny- This isn’t even a novella, it’s the story of Grom and??? Emma’s mom.
And what happened that day she left. It’s really short. You have to read it on their site. They fight kind of like Emma and Galen.

Thanks for the reassurances! I will make time to read this one as soon as it hits the doorstep! I cannot wait!

Heather
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YA Book Queen 4/22/2013

Unique voice, awesome supporting characters….I’ll have to check out the first book, because this series sounds great!

Fabulous review! :)
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AWESOME review hun! I really enjoyed the first book so I’m excited to get around to this one, plus Galen, sigh! =)
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Pabkins 4/23/2013

I AGREE! i read it the same day it arrived – devoured in less than six hours! rock your fishtails off indeed!
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Can’t wait to read this one! The thing I remember most about Of Poseidon is how it make me laugh out loud within the first few pages. And then almost burst into tears a few pages later!! Glad to hear you found this sequel so perfect, Danny. I have high hopes for it!
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Erica 4/24/2013

GOSH I LOVED THIS ONE _ I CANNOT WAIT FOR BOOK 3! :)
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