08 May 2013

{Book Review} Of Triton

By: Me My Shelf And I | 08 May 2013 at 12:42 PM | | | | | | |

oftritonOf Triton
Of Poseidon #2
Author: Anna Banks
Release Date: May 30, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: ARC
Rating: 3.5 Birds

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 my favorite books of 2012, so needless to say I was thrilled to have the chance to read and review OF TRITON early. While I did enjoy OF TRITON, it was missing that something extra that made OF POSEIDON so extraordinary for me. It took me quite a while to pinpoint what it was that made me disappointed in OF TRITON but I finally realized it had a lot to do with the change of setting.

OF POSEIDON took place in Emma’s world. For me, a lot of the humor was being able to see Galen and the other Syrena struggle with acting human and learning to live in the human world. In OF TRITON, the situation is reversed and we see Galen in his natural element and Emma is the one thrown into the world of the unknown. There was still some humor but not like I found in the original book.

Another problem I had with OF TRITON was the length of the book and the plot itself. The book is short (just over 250 pages) and I felt the plot was lacking. There wasn’t much to it. I was turned off right from the get-go because I didn’t understand why Emma and her mom immediately fled without even giving anyone a chance to explain anything. I just found the whole thing awkward. The reasons behind the Nalia/Grom thing basically boiled down to a huge misunderstanding which was all too convenient in my opinion. In the end, I felt the description of the book made it sound so much more intense than it actually was. OF TRITON felt like a filler book that was kind of just thrown in there to keep the story going.

However, I will say that there were some things I did enjoy about the book. It was a quick and easy read and despite its’ flaws I found myself eager to continue reading and see the conclusion. I finished the book in one night so obviously it was able to hold my attention.

I had originally planned to give OF TRITON 4 birds but after I began writing my review I realized that 3.5 birds would be more accurate. The book is good and interesting enough not to get bored but there is nothing about OF TRITON to blow you away (well, it wasn’t for me anyway). Still, I am eager to see what Banks has in store for us in OF NEPTUNE and I am hopeful that it will be more of what I was looking for in OF TRITON.

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2 comments:

  1. thanks for the review! :) I loved Of Poseidon last year, I remember being so surprised and shocked at the first few pages because of the sudden death that happened....am I right? or maybe that was another book...anyway! maybe i’ll read Of Triton the next few months,hehe

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  2. LOVED this continuation of Of Poseidon. It answered all the questions left open at the end of the first book, but still left me wanting more when I finished. I can't wait for the 3rd book, even though the ending of this one made me cry...

    Cath Brookes (Seattle Limo)

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