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(A Daughter of Triton – Book 1)
by Aleera Anaya Ceres
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Slow/Med Burn, Fantasy RH, Academy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Enter a fantastical world of mermaids, Gods and monsters in this exciting new Academy novel. A bit tropey but all together fun, it’s a great read that is free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
What’s worse than being the smiling, obedient daughter of the greatest war general in Atlantis?
Being the only female chosen to attend an all male academy.
As one of the most prestigious schools on the island, Triton’s Academy caters to the big, the brawny, and the worthy. Only the most elite mermen are chosen to become warriors, protectors of Atlantis.
And I, Calliope Solandis, can’t figure out why the oracle chose me.
Nothing at the academy is like I imagined; it’s worse. But to fulfill a lifelong dream, I’ll face the brutal truth of a warrior’s training and test my body and mind in ways I never knew were possible. Neither the pain, the bullies, or even four annoyingly handsome mermen will dissuade me from making my father proud.
Because I will prove to everyone at this misogynistic school just how powerful a mermaid can truly be.
Thoughts on Triton’s Academy
The kind you can’t help but cheer
You know those stories that showcase the underdog overcoming impossible odds and winning despite them? The kind you throw your fist up at and cheer, even reluctantly? This is one of those, though she is more of an underdog because of OTHER people’s perceptions and not her own circumstance, as difficult as that is. It’s an interesting mix and done well.
- World building.
- Characters are very intriguing.
- Mermaids, mermen… is awesome. And they don’t have tails!!
- Rafe.. he just might be my favorite.
- Vitas. Alright, so very blatant villain…. BUT we get POVs from him?? It’s so easy to pin the bad on him (and let’s face it, the guy is horrible) but it makes me wonder if that is just TOO easy.
First Person, Multiple POV
R to M
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Triton’s Academy
As a female reader, this type of book is just plain fun. The protagonist is against the odds, mainly because of her gender, and she beats them…. even if those problems bleed into the next book. Fast paced with intriguing characters and interesting subplots, it makes for a delightful read and, potentially, a great series. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published December 10th, 2019
If you enjoyed this review of Triton’s Academy, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
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- Spectra by Amy Sumida – A Book Review
What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? How about other books by Aleera Anaya Ceres? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!