The Tainted Poet's YA Book Review:
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Re-Read? This was such a cute read, I may re-read it again sometime this summer.
Recommend? This is the perfect book to sit outside on a summer day and read! It's cute, light, funny-- I had looks when I would randomly burst out laughing!
Release date: Reprint May 14th, 2009
Publisher: Speak (reprint edition)
When Phoebe’s mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe’s well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the überexclusive Academy.
If it isn’t hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe’s classmates are all descendants of the Greek gods! When you’re running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!
Senior year is hard enough when you have to worry about college and keeping pace on the track team-- but when your mom all of a suddenly decides to remarry and move you half way across the world to Greece to attend a super exclusive school, Well lets just say Phoebe has a lot to deal with. There is also a very good reason Phoebe's new school has a less then 1% acceptance rate. Only one thing is required to attend-- You have to descend from the Greek Gods! Phoebe's life just got a lot more complicated.
Oh. My. Gods. was such a fun read. Cute, interesting, and filled with fun facts on the Greek Gods, It has a little something for everyone. If your at the beach, or sitting on the porch, This makes the perfect summer read. By the end of it you will be wishing to be a descendant of a Goddess yourself! A cute coming of age story.
All of the characters were pretty likable. However, I really didn't like Griffin. And I liked him less after reading Goddess Boot Camp. I adored Troy though! Nicole is interesting... we have still yet to figure out her God/Goddess. And Phoebe is our typical, lovable heroine.
While this is an interesting and creative novel, sometimes it appeared as if the characters were older then they were written. Just particular things Phoebe would say made me feel she was older then 18. Other then that, a fast read that leaves the reader wanting more. I also have to mention, I love the cover. It was the main reason I picked this book up-- The cover was just adorable! I recommend this book to anyone interested in a Chic Lit book with a Greek God twist.
The sequel, Goddess Boot Camp, Is now available in stores!