Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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Galen, prince of the Syrena, is sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. He finds Emma and after several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, Galen becomes convinced Emma holds the key to his kingdom.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250003324
Branch Call Number: YA FIC BANKS
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Poseidon


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Jul 04, 2018

Of Poseidon is a romantic twist on your average mermaid tales starring Emma and Galen, a pair of star-crossed lovers. Galen is on a hunt for a certain Syrena who has the gift of Poseidon, the ability to communicate with sea creatures, and Emma seems to be able to demonstrate this quality. However, after the death of her close friend being attacked by a shark, Emma wants nothing to do with the water. Determined, Galen pursues the conflicted teen, and in the process, begins to fall for her. But can Galen really take her for himself when he knows that she is the key to keeping his Kingdom united? I really enjoyed the plot of this novel, and I believe it's the perfect start for an amazing trilogy. Although all the characters were quite enjoyable and the book contained quite a few page-turning twists, the style of narration was a little confusing to grasp and transitions between the two characters’ POVs were a little messy and unclear. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the following sequels.
Rating: 5/5
- @Iron_Rose of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

May 16, 2016

Galen knows that Emma is different, not totally human but more like him. He doesn't quite understand why she has such fair skin and hair, or why she didn't save her friend in a shark attack, but if she is who he thinks then she may be the key to keeping his kingdom from war.
Emma's life turns upside down in a matter of moments. Not half an hour after stumbling into a hot guy on the beach with the same violet colored eyes as her, Chloe is dead. Gone thanks to a bull shark during their vacation. Grief rolls over her as she mourns her best friend, wishing she could've done more, and she finds herself stumbling through classes when, surprise, the violet-eyed mystery shows up at her school sharing her schedule. Trying to navigate between learning how to live life without her sassy bestie, and figuring out why Galen seems to be interested in her, Emma soon discovers that there is more to this life, and more to her, than she would've ever thought possible.
A fantastical story that will wrap you up and drag you into the depths of all things Syrena. I loved it and found myself pleasantly surprised with how much I loved the characters, the mystery, and the writing. I'm glad I read it and I hope the next books are just as good!

I loooooooooooooooooove this book so much! It is soooooooooooooooo romantic and full of plot twists. I love books like this one! I love books with mermaids in them

Indigo_Cobra_8 May 12, 2015

If you have time to kill, indulge yourself in this guilty pleasure. The plot is sketchy, the characters can be annoying sometimes, but the romance and the humor are enjoyable in a relatively fast read.

soonku Nov 08, 2014

It is so romantic. It is the best book i ever read!!

Aug 13, 2014

This has definitely been the best book I have read.
i couldn't wait to read of Triton.
thank you Anna for giving us this awesome read i couldn't stop reading it i have read it 3 times int the last week.

Jul 04, 2014

I strongly disliked this book (with a burning passion). I'm sorry for this bad review, but a different perspective just had to be said. First of all, the changing of persons in the narration was really unnerving- it took my slow brain a long time to get used to it. Also, I disliked Emma very much. I found her insensitive and selfish, and Galen just seemed to be a stupid idiot clam with no brains rattling around his empty shell of a head- except maybe OH, EMMA! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING BEYOND ALL COMPARE! I WANT TO KISS YOU REALLY BADLY! I am NOT going to read the following books. Sorry, Anne.

Jul 03, 2014

Awesome book. I wasn't sure what it was going to be like but it was great from beginning to end!

SLOAGG Jun 21, 2014

Literally the best book I have ever read. All of the books I've read after this one are lame compared to how amazing Of Poseidon is.

setayesh2001 Feb 19, 2014

It's an amazing book full of romance!

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"Ohmysweetgoodness!" is one of my favorite things Emma says.

SLOAGG Jun 21, 2014

Fan-flipping-tastic and ohmysweetgoodness!

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Jul 18, 2012

Is it worth it? To give up years of my life to be with her? Galen thinks of the curve of her hips, the fullness of her lips, the way she blushes when he catches her looking at him. And he remembers how sick he felt when Dr. Milligan indicated Emma would die before him. Oh, yes. It's absolutely worth it.


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Jun 30, 2012

Emma McIntosh thought she was a normal girl. It is when Emma meets a boy named Galen on a Florida beach that her life changes completely. They become close and Emma learns who she truly is. Galen helps her solve the mysteries of why she who she is, but Galen is hiding something too. Something that could break their relationship.

gummylov3 Jun 14, 2012

Its mostly about this girl Emma who after her best friend's death she becomes close to a boy Galen, who knows something about her she doesn't even know. They both become very close, but Galen is keeping a secret from her that breaks Emma's heart.


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SLOAGG Jun 26, 2014

Other: This book is so good you may never find a good book again

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