Of Poseidon – by Anna Banks
This book is one I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of a couple of months back (one of the many perks of working in the best bookshop in the world) and I really enjoyed it. It’s just come into the store and I’m hoping people will like it as much as I did:
Emma’s a regular girl with a regular life, except for that time she nearly drowned and a school of fish saved her. Galen is a Syrena prince, self-appointed ambassador to the few humans who know of the mermaids’ existence. After a meet-cute between the clumsy Emma and Galen’s chest, and a series of incidents that suggest Emma is not as human as she seems, together they uncover Emma’s unlikely connection to Galen’s world.
This engaging YA Fantasy is told from both Galen and Emma’s points of view. Mer-people were a welcome variation on the angels and vampires that have dominated the genre over the past few years, and felt less ‘been there, read that’. Charmingly written, not too predictable, with a strong cast of characters and a solid premise that suggests a good sequel (or two), Of Poseidon was a good read, and I’m looking forward to the sequel.
So, is this what you’re into?