Book Review – Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Author – Kiera

‘Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom…’


Of Poseidon is told from the alternating perspectives of Emma and Galen, the story is so well-written and funny (I laughed out loud, a lot!) you will be instantly absorbed and will lose hours without even realizing. Emma is quick witted, sarcastic, snarky and a strong female lead. I loved her character. She reacted to the discovery of Merpeople with disbelief and apprehension, just how you would expect someone to react! I often find in paranormal books people are so accepting of these situations and they don’t freak out at all, and while a small minority might behave like that, I think most of us would take slightly longer to get our heads round information like that. Galen is gorgeous, funny, kind and all the things you want in a love interest. He acts as the ambassador between humans and the Syrena, getting information to keep his people safe as technology advances and it becomes more likely that humans will find out about them. It is while he is on land doing exactly that that he meets Emma.




The lore of the Syrena is so interesting yet it’s simple and easy to follow. The Syrena are descendants of Triton and Poseidon, and there is quite a lot of mythology that goes along with it. Sometimes the mythology can get a bit tedious or weight the story down, but  I was genuinely interested to learn all about it! Hopefully it will continue it the second book.
All the characters in this book were fun to read about. They were all very different, but fit together well, each bringing something to the story.

The story itself is full of mystery and secrets, none of which I figured out until the last minute. The romance is sweet and I quite liked the tension between the two because they are both so feisty. It didn’t get boring.

This is a amusing, lively and enjoyable read. Perfect to pick up on a rainy day or take on holiday – preferably the beach 😉


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