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Good Ebook Of Poseidon the best work 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 liter

Good Ebook Of Poseidon the best work 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 tGalen 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 kingdomTold from both Emma and Galen s points of view, here is a fish out of water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.. Good Ebook Of Poseidon It's official. Mermaids are the new "angels" of the Paranormal Romance genre. The is the second mermaid book I've read and I'm less than impressed with these sea creatures. Incidentally, Of Poseidon happens to be worse for me than Lies Beneath.Of Poseidon tells the story of Emma, a girl who possesses a few Syrena (mermaid) traits, and Galen, a Syrena prince, who attempts to unravel the secrets of Emma. It's discovered that she has the Gift of Poseidon (think Dr. Dolittle at the aquarium) and that she may be the key to pass on the Gift to future generations. The problem arises that Emma can't change into her Syrena form causing Galen to spend more time with her training her. You know what happens next: they fall deeply in love.I was really looking forward to starting this book for two reasons: 1) The cover is stunning and 2) The blurb mentioned it was a mermaid tale told by both Emma and Galen's PoV. I usually like books that feature duel point of views, but in this case I didn't because it switched back and forth from 1st person (Emma) to 3rd person (Galen).  That stylistic choice felt choppy to me. But despite that, I did find the dialogue humorous at times."Maybe you can talk to donkeys, too," Dr. Milligan smiles. Emma nods. "I can. Sometimes Galen can be a jackass."And that's about all I liked about this book. (See, I'm not that heartless!) Unfortunately, the bad REALLY outweighed any good this novel had and it all started with Chloe, Emma's best friend. Now the beginning of the novel opens up with Emma and Chloe in Florida on vacation before school starts and I was surprised to see that Chloe was black. I had a huge smile on my face and I thought, "Wow! Diversity!" That was until Chloe was described as having a weave and fake nails... and (view spoiler)[she dies in the 3rd chapter (hide spoiler)]. D: The smile slid of my face and my happy cat died. I have a HUGE issue with how African Americans are portrayed in YA novels, if we even make it into a YA novel in the first place. This is the same issue I had with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, where they minority character was so heavily stereotyped I wanted him to die a slow painful death. Same with Chloe, whose only purpose was to create a sad and lonely heroine. Are there black girls who have weaves and wear fake nails? Sure. But that is the easiest cop out when it comes to creating a black female character. I half expected her to bust out and start "doin' the Dougie" on the beach.I still have no idea how to do that dance.Chloe wasn't the only character I had issue with. I also really disliked Galen. He's your typical YA male love interest. He's so good looking it hurts to glance at him, females tripping over their panties to give him their numbers, and if he smiles at you: instant orgasm. He was also a controlling douche bag slinging Emma around like she was a Raggedy Anne doll. He always tries to tell Emma what to do and where to go, giving her no choice. There is even a point where he tells her she is going with him to Florida and he already arranged everything including getting permission from her mother. He stalks her and threatens another guy she dates. And I was okay with giving this book 2 stars until he started thinking thoughts like these:"He scours his memory for a sweet-natured Syrena who would take care of him, who would do whatever he asked, who would never argue with him."But I really can't expect much for him given how poorly females are treated in this book. I'm not sure what the obsession is with women's uteruses these days. Please don't get me started on the US, but this is YA fiction. Can't I escape the madness in my fiction? No, apparently not. The female mermaids have almost no choice who they want to marry. When a male Syrena turns 18 he searches for a female "whose company he will enjoy and who will be suitable for producing offspring." Great. Just great. So, female Syrena are only worthy if they can produce offspring. Here that girls? Your worth is dependent on a working uterus! Otherwise you are unsuitable!Galen's own sister, Rayna, spends half of the book angy because she was married off to a Syrena without her knowledge. Yes, that's right. She wasn't even present at the ceremony! Oh, but don't worry she had the option to break off the marriage. Unfortunately for her, the King would probably deny her, so no real rights at all! But what really irked me was when she saw him kiss another girl, she instantly decides she does love him and they go off to an island to mate. -_-Emma is no exception to this "rule" either. Since she is so speshul and has the Gift of Poseidon, she is (view spoiler)[destined to marry Galen's brother and produce offspring (hide spoiler)]. Galen conveniently keeps this from her the entire book because she really has no say in the matter. Women's rights over their marital status? Their bodies? Their children? Their futures? What's that?Along with the issue of women, the book has a ton of other problems. For example, somehow Emma can talk underwater while she is holding her breath. That makes no sense. She has to hold her breath. How is it possible that she is talking?  Emma's mother was also a strange one. She is crazy overbearing and pesters Emma into admitting Emma and Galen are dating. But here is the thing: they weren't. She's very, very strict, but just allows Emma to go anywhere with Galen. That didn't match up for me. I would tell you why it makes zero sense, but it would spoil the entire book. Speaking of which, the plot twists are extremely predictable. I knew how the book would end in the second chapter. There's no anticipation, no mystery. Just incredibly slow characters. That is pathetic.I was really looking forward to this book and was excited to get approved for the galley, but another mermaid tale bites the dust.1 star for an interesting premise..5 star for the lulz it afforded me.More reviews and fantastical things at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
Of Poseidon The Syrena Legacy, by Anna Banks May , Of Poseidon is your average fish out of water story literally Galen, a Syrena prince, is sent to land in search of a girl who supposedly possesses the Gift of Poseidon, a gift that s extremely rare and allows her to communicate with fish. Poseidon Poseidon Myths, Symbols, Facts Britannica Poseidon, in ancient Greek religion, god of the sea and of water generally , earthquakes, and horses He is distinguished from Pontus, the personification of the sea and the oldest Greek divinity of the waters The name Poseidon means either husband of the earth or lord of the earth Of Poseidon The Syrena Legacy Of Poseidon is the start of The Syrena Legacy series by Anna Banks Books by Anna Banks The Syrena Legacy Of Poseidon Book Of Triton Book Of Neptune Book Joyride The Nemesis duology Nemesis Book Ally Book Poseidon Facts and Information on Greek God Poseidon Greek God of the Sea Poseidon was god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses and is considered one of the most bad tempered, moody and greedy Olympian gods He was known to be vengeful when insulted He is the son of Cronus and Rhea and was swallowed by his father along with Hades, Demeter, Hestia and Hera. Key vote delayed on Poseidon desalination plan for day agoPoseidon increased its restoration proposal to acres going into the Aug meeting, but the board asked the amount be further enlarged to acres. Conservationists Split Over Poseidon Desal Project s day agoPoseidon Cautions Against Inaction For or against the project, Maloni at an Aug water board hearing warned against agencies waiting too long to act Make no mistake, the ocean inlet is the Gray Haired Logan Lerman, Son Of Poseidon, Has Officially Sep , Gray Haired Logan Lerman, Son Of Poseidon, Has Officially Flooded My Southern Region It s the silver foxification for me by Syd Robinson BuzzFeed Staff Aaaah, Logan Lerman A fresh faced bb of Vote delayed on Poseidon desalination plant Los Angeles day agoPoseidon s mitigation efforts were a big part of the concluded hearings During the most recent Santa Ana Regional Water Board hearing on the issue, held Aug ,

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    New York Times Bestselling author of The Syrena Legacy series Grew up in a town called Niceville No, seriously And yes, everyone from Niceville is generally nice Let s see, things about me.My writer s cat is a mini wiener dog named Puckdoo I can t walk in high heels, but I m amazing at standing still in them I m the only person in Florida without a tan I stole a car when I was 12 years old and drove across three state lines with it Yeah That s about it.My books Of PoseidonOf TritonOf NeptuneJoyrideHow To Lose A BachelorDegrees of Wrong Pen name Anna Scarlett Nemesis Coming soon

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  • It s official Mermaids are the new angels of the Paranormal Romance genre The is the second mermaid book I ve read and I m less than impressed with these sea creatures Incidentally, Of Poseidon happens to be worse for me than Lies Beneath.Of Poseidon tells the story of Emma, a girl who possesses a few Syrena mermaid traits, and Galen, a Syrena prince, who attempts to unravel the secrets of Emma It s discovered that she has the Gift of Poseidon think Dr Dolittle at the aquarium and that she may b [...]


  • I don t read many books that I would rate 1 star these days I seem to have mas tered my pref er ences and hit a stride of excel lent books or at least mostly read able books.Admit tedly I only made it fifty six pages into this book before I threw my hands up in dis gust and tossed a pil low at the wall so I sug gest you take that into account when decid ing whether to buy this book.Why did I stop reading First rea son The death of a token characterWe didn t know her long enough, but I m pretty s [...]


  • Note A copy of this book was provided by the publishers via NetGalley Now that this is out of the way, onto the review.Okay, so here s the thing I thought about not writing this review It felt like a lot of unnecessary effort, given how much has already been said about this type of books Also, I realized that my writing this review will make me come off as some cruel hater bitch, as there are almost no negative reviews of this book on GR, and none of them seem to be articulated.But these days ha [...]


  • THIS BOOK WAS SO GREAT HOLY MOLY, BATMAN I m going to keep my review short, because I WILL be doing a video review of this series in my wrap up for MermaidMay, but here are some of the reasons this book was awesome 1 A light hearted sunshine good time this book didn t try to become something deeper than it is, it s a jolly good time There ARE some darker moments, and they perfectly added intensity to the plot, but it never got bogged down it remained a good time 2 The mythology It s fascinating [...]


  • This is going to be an incredibly difficult review to write for a multitude of reasons but especially because I hate giving a not so positive review to a debut author However, I cannot, in good conscience, let these things pass me by so if you are reading this, keep in mind that the following are my opinions and ones you may not necessarily agree with but nevertheless, they are opinions I have a right to express.Of Poseidon promises a lighthearted story dabbling in the mythology of mermaids and [...]


  • This review is also available over at my blog.______________________I made it about 130 something pages before I decided that I could not stand to suffer through this book any.What bothered me right off the bat was the writing style It alternates between Emma s and Galen s POVs, but get this Emma s chapters are first person, while Galen s are third I mean WHY Just, WHY Why do there have to be both styles Why can t Galen s chapters be first person or Emma s be third And it s not like Galen s chap [...]


  • Sounds good, but I kind of wish view spoiler the folks who write the synopsis for these books wouldn t broadcast the fact that there s going to be one of those inexplicably attracted to romances, where people are drawn to each otherwithout knowing why.e it makes me kind of hesitant to pick this up I m getting a wee bit tired of paranormal romances where girls are attracted to guys for no reason other than the fact that they re hot hide spoiler


  • With a beautiful cover like this it s hard to resist not checking out what Of Poseidon is all about I haven t had the best of luck with mermaid books in the past, though I haven t read very many of them Of Poseidon is, so far, one of the better ones I ve had the experience of reading It has an interesting premise with a beautiful underwater world, but I did have a few quirks with it that stopped me from truly loving it Almost immediately, I felt like something was off with the writing It has a g [...]



  • Review posted at Bewitched BookwormsEpic Awesomeness You know one of the best things about writing reviews and featuring books on your blog is when you have a book that literally blew you away Of Poseidon is such a book and beware of my fangirly excitement which will follow in the next paragraphs.Like with many other books Of Poseidon drew me initially in because of this gorgeous cover I simply adore this girl in the water, I loooove the white and the green, it s incredible I can t wait to have [...]


  • Full ReviewWhen I was younger, I wanted to be a dolphin Once I realized that was unlikely, I settled for being a mermaid I ve been mildly obsessed ever since Mermaids are my favorite mythical creature right before dragons , and I devour every mermaid story, movie, or show I can get my hands on This book was a bit ridiculous, unrealistic, and a bit too convenient at times, and I loved every second of it I loved learning about the Syrena and their abilities, social structures, and history Unlike o [...]


  • Update July 22, 2013 Upon reading Mythology by Edith Hamilton for my summer reading assignment, this specific quote has come to my attention Triton was the trumpeter of the sea His trumpet was a great shell He was the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite 38 Really, Anna Banks Really You couldn t even get the basic facts down For those who haven t read this, she claimed that Triton and Poseidon are brothers Why That s beyond me Now I for sure won t be reading the next book._____________________Congratu [...]


  • Sweet, flirty, and unashamedly fun, Of Poseidon is bringing back mermaids Angst Nope These teenage supernaturals eat fish, not blood, and no one here is sprouting hair and claws Fins, though Well that s a different storyThe Story When Galen, a Syrena read merman prince watches a human girl single handedly fight off a shark, and win, he knows she s not what she seems Perhaps not human at all After all, the Syrena themselves can pass as human growing legs, breathing air, and walking on land But th [...]


  • This review is for all three books Of Poseidon, Of Triton and Of Neptune because I read them in quick succession, because I didn t want to stop to write a review This is the tale of Emma, a high school senior, who learns that she is half Syrena it s a mermaid merman, but don t say that to their face after meeting Galen, a gorgeous Syrena prince, who is allowed to visit land in order to study humans Emma literally bumped into Galen on a beach in Florida where she and her best friend were vacation [...]


  • 4.25 Super cute and fun I loved the main characters, their relationship was addicting to read about and I loved how they interacted The characters were also very funny and had very distinct personalities.The side characters were also great and definitely added so much to the book.I was a little confused about the world, but I think I figured everything out by the end The plot is also pretty crazy with some plot twists thrown in there This book is just so enjoyable and I can t wait to read the ne [...]


  • Read the full non spoilery review A Perfection Called BooksThe Concept I was a bit hesitant to read this book because whenever I think of mermaids, wait, I don t think of mermaids That s just it It seems like such a childish idea fantasy, it s something I haven t though about since the days of watching The Little Mermaid I didn t think I d like this book because it focuses on mermaids, but I did end up liking it The mer people in this book are called Syrena There s forbidden romance, mystery, sn [...]


  • Originally posted here.I really, really would like to find a mermaid book that I like a lot, but that search will be continuing Of Poseidon is a book that most readers are probably going to love or be entirely annoyed by Banks has a definite style, one that will either amuse and enchant you, or that will make you roll your eyes vigorously over and over again For me, it was the latter.Problem one is the host of YA tropes in the characters and their relationship to one another Emma, a card carryin [...]


  • I LOVED the book I don t think I ve ever smiled and laughed out loud from a book this much before The characters were so alive, they were just like teenages at that age Emma I fell in love with her from the first page Her voice was so clear, natural and witty, and every reaction she had was just like I would ve reacted in situations like that The fact that she often got shy was one of her best qualities, and I really loved her temper And then there s Galen Galen, Galen, Galen I LOVE HIM He had t [...]


  • 2.5 out of 5As seen on BookosaurI picked up Of Poseidon for one reason and one reason only The Little Mermaid I watched The Little Mermaid so much when I was little that every time I see a dinglehopper, err a fork, I m tempted to comb my hair Suffice it to say, when Of Poseidon made it onto my radar, I fell for the premise hook, line and sinker Of Poseidon is your average fish out of water story literally Galen, a Syrena prince, is sent to land in search of a girl who supposedly possesses the Gi [...]


  • 3.75 stars This review is originally posted on The Bookish Girl You can get this book on Bookdepository I first picked up this series because I thought it had something to do with Greek Mythology, which I m obsessed with As it turned out, there was nothing Greeky about it However, I can ensure you that this book is not a disappointment, but rather a surprise.Our heroine, Emma, grows up thinking she is just another ordinary girl, except with a pair of violet eyes One day, she meets Galen, a boy w [...]


  • If you think the cover of Of Poseidon is beautiful, just wait till you start reading this amazingly beautiful novel Anna Banks has written a captivating story The romance between Galen and Emma will capture your heart I could not put this novel down Anna Banks writing is beautiful This is the best word to describe this novel perfectly Beautiful Of Poseidon is told from Emma s and Galen s point of view, and this made the story so much deeper for me I love to see both characters thoughts in a nove [...]


  • This review also appears on Happy Indulgence Check it out for reviews This is what happens when I don t heed the advice of my most trusted book buddies A book like Of Poseidon comes along and many hours are wasted on its torturous and infuriating pages The start was really promising, with Emma and her friend Chloe literally stumbling into a super attractive guy called Galen Galen happens to be a royal Syrena or merman from the House of Triton, and he believes that Emma is a Syrena with her char [...]


  • Wow, it s been a very long time since I finished a book in that record of a time.I really enjoyed this book, awesome debut to the series and the way it ended kinda of a i knew it moment, but I couldn t put my hands on it before,, I like how Anna Banks left to be unraveled until the very last pages.The Mythology in the story is awesome, I m obsessed with all things Poseidon so cheers I loved how easy it was to get into this book, how simple the story started off and very interesting to keep readi [...]


  • Emma una ragazza assolutamente normale ed insignificante, o almeno cos cerca di farci credere lei Dice che nel suo liceo nessuno la nota e quindi tutti si aspettano una ragazza senza niente di fisicamente non dico attraente ma appariscente almeno ed invece Emma ha i capelli biondi ma non un biondo normale, biondi praticamente bianchi e gli occhi viola, com possibile che nessuno la guardi Come anche solo per curiosit Va in vacanza con la sua amica Chloe ed ovviamente sbatte subito sul pi figo del [...]


  • Of Poseidon was not what I was expecting From the title, I was thinking something along the lines of the Percy Jackson Poseidon and I didn t get that at all I got Mermaids oops sorry Syrena I very much so enjoyed myself with this one Yes, there was some cheese tastic moments, but all in all I had a swimmingly good time yep I just went there I have to note I think I would have been goo goo gaga crazy in love with this back in High School Being the old spinster that I am now, I did feel a little b [...]


  • If you re up for a good plot idea but odd and unflattering execution that manages to insult the female race with it s promotion of patriarchalism, then this is your book.If, like me, all you ve ever asked for is a mildly engaging plot, simple I m not asking for anyone to spew the dictionary but fluid and concise writing with a sprinkling of tastefully used metaphors, a good grasp on tense and POV, characterisation that is either relatable or satirical and a little bit of common sense then turn a [...]


  • I went to the Fierce Reads author event in Lansing on Friday planning on buying only two of the books featured Of Poseidon by Anna Banks was featured, and I didn t plan on buying it because I didn t know much about it and I m not always sure about mermaid books Once it was Anna Banks turn to discuss her book, however, my plans changed She started out saying that she wanted to write a Sasquatch love story but didn t think the world was ready for that yet I knew at that moment that I wanted to rea [...]


  • Reread Feb 25, 2015 Rating same 3.5 Mermaids hahaha it was a easy fun read, I thought it was going to be about Greek Mythology, but instead, I get Mermaids or should I say Mermans It was cute yet typical, a story about mermaids was new for me but the overall idea of the story was notI was a little surprised with the abrupt ending but of course it did that because this is a series hello My little sister liked it a lot but for me it was just nothing new Ok so, Syrena underwater world of mermaids P [...]


  • July 23 Read the full review at The Series Junkie.Ohmysweetgoodness Galen is so adorable Every thing he does, I find adorable I wish he was real and I know him because I want to pinch his cheeks for being to damn adorable Every character is also likable lovable, even Rayna, Galen s twin, who seems to be the mean girl type But for 20 year old twins, they seem immature, especially Rayna I still love all the characters presented in this novel, even Emma s mom who makes funny remarks.I like that one [...]


  • Of Poseidon is probably the funniest book I ve read this whole year I don t care that we re only a month in and as an added bonus, we got mermaids which I ve never read about in any YA novel We follow Emma and Galen as they uncover Emma s backstory and abilities but we also get plenty of relationship cuteness and drama blended in There are problems with characterization and the plot that need to be addressed but on the whole, I did like this book.Even though this book is about mermaids, we still [...]


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