Title: Of Triton
Author: Anna Banks
Series: Syrena Legacy #2
Previous Book: Of Poseidon
Next Book: Of Neptune (expected 2014)
Source: Personal Purchase
Description from Goodreads:
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?
After the ending of Of Poseidon, I knew that I had to keep going with the series, so I bought Of Triton on my kindle and started reading it right away.
Of Triton starts off with Emma waking up in a car and realizing that after being confronted with the truth about her identity, her mother has drugged her and run away, essentially kidnapping Emma in the process. I thought this was really interesting at first, but I was a little hesitant as well. I was afraid that the entire book was going to be Emma and her mother on the run, while Galen chases after her. I’m very relieved to say that this is not the case.
I found that there was a lot more character development in Of Triton, and I really liked all of the characters. Well, I still found Emma’s mom to be frustrating, maybe even more so in this case, but I found Emma, Toraf, and especially Rayna, to be a lot more likable. I felt like Emma grew a lot in Of Triton and made some decisions that pleasantly surprised me.
I was actually surprised with a lot of the twists and turns that Of Triton took. I wasn’t expecting it to happen, but I thought it was really interesting. I liked meeting new characters and learning a bit more about how the Syrena community works. I also liked seeing the internal struggles that Emma goes through and really seeing her come into her own.
There was a scene at the end that I really didn’t see coming. It was emotional, and I’m not sure I fully understand why it happened, but I trust that Anna Banks knows what she’s doing. I did really enjoy seeing more of Emma’s personality, though.
Overall, I really enjoyed Of Triton. I felt more connected to both the characters and the storyline. I would definitely recommend it and really wish that I didn’t have to wait for Of Neptune!