Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ridiculously Romantic

If you read my last post, you know that I confessed to being a romantic.  By romantic I mean heart racing, stomach flipping, tear stained cheeks romantic.  (In fact, this is the one and only place where I will admit to crying during the Olympics’ opening ceremonies.  Yes, I cried like a baby and my husband couldn’t stop laughing at me.)  And since I'm such a romantic, I tend to read books that lean more in that direction.  For example, I have not read THE HUNGER GAMES, *waits for readers to gasp and ducks in case things are thrown*, but I have read UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand several times.  I also like to mark pages in books where my favorite romantic scenes are.  That way I can go back and just read ones like the roof top scene with Perry and Aria in UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi (Love, Love, LOVE that book).

This brings me to OF POSEIDON by Anna Banks, perhaps the most romantic book I have ever read.  I was in love with Galen from page one and the way Ms. Banks worked out the romantic tension between him and Emma was a complete masterpiece.  Even the secondary characters had romantic tension, but not in the classic love triangle kind of way.  The situation the characters were in was what kept them apart, and together, rather than the characters themselves.

As usual, below you will find the blurb from Goodreads and the book trailer, but I have to say that neither one of them does justice in emphasizing how wonderfully romantic this story is from the first page to the last lines.  I'd love to hear what some of your favorite YA book romanic moments are, so please leave me a comment and I'll be sure to check them out.

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

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