Of Poseidon

Anna Banks’ first novel in the Syrena Legacy, Of Poseidon, is a unique new look at the merfolk mythology.  Emma’s summer didn’t exactly go as planned.  She had a tragic accident occur on her vacation and is still grieving, but to make things worse the new student is the hot boy that she literally ran into on her vacation.  Now he is following her around claiming that he knows a secret about her.  Emma might be fine with Galen being around all the time, but in order to discover everything about this secret she has to pretend to be dating him.  How awkward.

Banks does a great job of showing how confusing our everyday world can be to someone who didn’t grown up on land.  She also has a lot of fun with showing the Syrena culture and how it is similar to humans, but at the same time so very different.  I really enjoyed all of the fish insults, it was quiet clever, and really, what other reference would a merperson use?  I love the dynamic relationship between Galen and Emma and their attempt to deny their feelings.  Banks showed her characters to be passionate, clever, and at times very suborn.  All and all making for a fun new couple to read about.  Be warned, as soon as you finish book one you will want to read Of Triton, which thankfully is already available.

Join us on August 17th at 4 PM for our FIERCE READS Party.  We will be chatting about Of Poseidon and raffling off one copy of Of Triton with an autographed bookplate.

August Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for August:

August 7th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Book Club:  The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon

August 14th (7 PM) Local Author Book Club:  La Malinche by Jane Eppinga.  Jane will also be joining us for our book discussion.

August 17th (4 PM) YA Book Club:  Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, Unremembered by Jessica Brody, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  This is our FIERCE READS party so read one or read all four.  Also online at Goodreads.

August 21st (7 PM) Fiction Book Club:  Left Neglect by Lisa Genova

August 28th ( 7 PM) Mystery Book Club:  The Expats by Chris Pavone


Join us for our FIERCE READS party on August 17th at 4 PM.  We will be chatting about the four books mention above and having raffles for for the following books with autographed nameplates:  Of Triton by Anna Banks, Monument 14:  Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, and Unremembered by Jessica Brody.  We will also be raffling off tote bags with a selection of YA advance reads.  Everyone is welcome to attend our fabulous event.