Of Triton by Anna Banks

Series: The Syrena Legacy #2

of triton -anna banksEmma 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?

Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen’s points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance. 

2 Drink Me Potions

I’m starting to think that Banks can only write female characters as psychotic, PMSing hellcats. Like, I sure complained about Rayna’s actions in the previous novel, Of Poseidon, but it just escalated almost immediately with Emma’s mom. She literally whacked Galen and attempted to maim (kill?) him out of the blue. Oh, and let’s not forget where she chloroformed a pretty much helpless Rayna in order to escape and get a head start.

Whatever could be the reason for such maniacal actions? Why, that would be paranoia, of course. Emma’s mother believed she had killed the love of her life ages ago and so thought Galen had come to arrest her or something. Um, a little overboard? You know, just a little?

The plot didn’t give Of Triton any bonus points. The Syrena from both camps, Triton and Poseidon, were at an impasse in the middle of the ocean, holding some sort of court decision whether or not the Royals were still capable of leading their society. It wasn’t all that exciting to be honest. It was an impasse, for goodness’ sakes. Not an all-ensuing battle between the two, which frankly could’ve given some much-needed brownie points for the plotline. It ended all too quickly and without too much drama (or at least, worthwhile drama).

I’m tired of this series already. If Banks doesn’t make Of Neptune, the last of the series, any better, I’m gonna scream in frustration. You decide whether or not this sequel was even worth reading – although, if I’m to be honest, I somewhat regret reading it myself.

Overall Recommendation:

Of Triton felt like a mini story rather than a full-fledged, developed plot. With barely any true action, it followed flighty characters who haven’t improved on their tempers and the melodrama they brought on themselves through miscommunication. I wouldn’t say this book was worth reading at all, but it may prove entertaining if you like seeing just how these amusing characters flail about in their problems.

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