Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sentence Sneak Peek - Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

The first sentence from each chapter of Of Poseidon, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so
* Book will be released May 22, 2012
ARC read via Around The World ARC Tours

"I SMACK into him as if shoved from behind."

"THE SIBLINGS lean on their elbows against the rail, watch-ing the girls they just met peel T-shirts off their bikinis and wade into the water with the surfboard floating between them."

"I SPLASH enough water in Chloe's face to put out a small house fire."


"DAWN BREAKS unwelcome and hazy against the bay win-dows of the living room."

"HE PULLS into the driveway of the not-so-modest house he asked Rachel not to buy."

"I PICK up the compact and smear porcelain all over my face."

"THE FINAL bell rings and students leak from every crevice of the redbrick building."

"WE PULL into his cobblestoned driveway, and I have to lean back in the seat to take in the whole thing."

"FOR THE five seconds it takes them to stir around in their bed of shattered glass, Galen tries to swallow his heart back down into his chest."

"THIS CAN'T be happening."

"FROM THE window seat, Galen watches Emma stir in the recliner."

"WHEN MY feet touch bottom, Galen releases me."

"GALEN KNOWS where to find his brother."

"THE SMELL of blueberry muffins usually sweetens my mood, but after the lukewarm shower I just took, blueberry muffins don't stand a chance at making my mood any sweeter than vin-egar."

"BETWEEN PUNCHES, Galen bellows his rage."

"BEING A straight-A student doesn't guarantee anyone com-mon sense."

"THE SECURITY guard lets them into the Gulfarium and ushers them inside the living sea exhibit to wait for Dr. Milli-gan."

"DR. MILLIGAN taps the X-ray lit up on the screen."

"GALEN SLIDES into his desk, unsettled by the way the sturdy blond boy talking to Emma casually rests his arm on the back of her seat."

"THE CHANNELS on the TV continue to change even after Rayna stops pressing the button on the remote."

"IT'S ALMOST a straight shot from the Jersey Shore to the Cave of Memories, where the Archives live."

"OFFICER DOWNING pulls into the driveway next to Mom's car."

"FRIDAY NIGHT is finally here."

"I'M NOT sure if all Syrena have bulletproof endurance or if Galen is particularly blessed with it."

"CAREFUL NOT to wake her, Galen brushes Emma's hair from her face, her cheeks pink from the glow of sunrise."


  1. I was excited for this book to come out but now I'm just ecstatic.

    1. Yeah, I loved this book and can't wait to read it again as a finished book. I would highly recommend this one especially if you love anything to do with mermaids. The characters are surprising and there's a great blend of humor and seriousness.


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