Book Review: Of Triton, by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, # 2)


Genre: YA paranormal romance
Length: 246 pages, or 7 hours and 52 minutes on audiobook

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Synopsis: 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. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death.
As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance in the Syrena world 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?
Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen’s points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.

My Rating:
★★★
....for being okay, but a little disappointing.





My Thoughts:

Okay, so I really enjoyed the first book (much more than I thought I would actually), and it ended on a cliffhanger, so of course I just had to read the second book.

This sequel was a little more disappointing.  There were certainly parts that I liked, but then there were parts that felt rushed or mismatched.  For example, I liked how Emma's character had a stronger role to play; she came out of this story looking a lot more badass, in my opinion.  There's this scene involving a bunch of fish and... well, I won't spoil it for you, but she earned my respect in this novel.

But other parts just felt...meh.  The decisions that were made by certain characters (ahem, Emma's mom) just didn't make a whole lot of sense.  The final scene wasn't as climactic as I would have wanted it to be, and the ending didn't feel very satisfactory.  It all felt a little jumbled together.  I would have liked a little more detail in some places, perhaps a better explanation for some of the characters' behaviors.  The whole story simply needed a little more flushing out.

Overall, this wasn't as good a sequel as it could have been, but the romance between Emma and Galen was rather nice, and there were a few other things in the books' favor.  I'm curious enough to see what the final book holds in store, but I'm not as enthusiastic about it as I was previously.

Comments

  1. I had the same sentiments about this book, though I did give it a higher rating (perhaps because I listened to the audio?). But like you, the ending wasn't as satisfactory as I was expecting, thus I haven't rushed to "read" the next book. Eventually I will since I have to finish the trilogy.

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