Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks

Of Triton (Of Poseidon, #2)Title: Of Triton by Anna Banks
Pages: 256
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publishing Date: May 28th 2013
Audience: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought for Nook

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?

My Thoughts:

One word comes to mind when I think of Anna Banks Of Triton and that is boring. I know that sounds harsh but hear me out for a minute. I was so excite to read this book. I had bought it on my nook before I even read the first one. I mean come on now! Just look at that cover! Totally swoon worthy right? After reading Of Poseidon, I immediately jumped into Of Triton (even though it was already 3 am and I was sleepy). I didn't even get through a chapter before I decided to call it a night.

The premise of the book sounded interesting and that cliff hanger at the end of book one was what immediately it my attention. I just found that instead of the characters developing, they felt like they were becoming more like children. Whiny and unreliable. Everything that I liked about Emma in the first book, seemed to have disappeared by the second. Don't even get me started on Galen. He still has the air of someone who thinks they're much more superior to anyone else.

The whole storyline felt so repetitive. The way everything read was just something that I wish had more depth? I felt like I was reading about a 10 year old who just found out her mother is getting remarried. The ending just made me want to slam my nook against the wall. Then I find out there's going to be a third book and literately my jaw dropped. It felt so final and secure. I just don't see where this could possible head.

Ending my review with that, I will say that I will not be reading the third book. I also won't be recommending this book. I usually find something I liked in the books I don't necessarily like but I just couldn't with this one. This book was just not my cup of tea.

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As always,
That Chick That Reads

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