Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

Summary/Cover Image from Penguin's website:

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 ├╝berexclusive Academy. If it isn’t hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe’s classmates are all descendents 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!
Review:

Ever since reading the AMAZING thing that was Forgive My Fins, which is now out, I've been dying to read more by Tera, so when I won a copy of this, as well as its sequel, I was ecstatic, and lucky enough for me, it proved to be pretty great, even though it wasn't nearly as kick-butt as Forgive My Fins.

Oh. My. Gods. was a great mix of roman mythology (I loved learing about all the differnt gods!), romance, friendships, and, well, .... superpowers.

Phoebe's life is turned upside down in a instant when her mom decides to moves both of them from California to a little island named Serfopoula. Suddenly her dreams of finishing off high school with her best friends and going to USC with them are in the dust, as now she's going to be attending the star-studded Academy where everything is not anywhere near of how it appears.

Through Phoebe, Tera has created yet another funny and relatable protagonist that I couldn't help but adore. I loved that part of Oh. My. Gods had to do with Phoebe's love of running, since not only did I adore the cheesy shirts she wore that dealt with running (They will make you chuckle at least once, I promise.), but I liked how she actually had a hobby besides, you know, chasing boys, which really isn't a hobby but I digress. Anyhow, I loved her friendships with Nicole, Cesca, Nola, and Troy, as well as her her relationship with Griffin. (One word: HOT!)

The plot of this was also filled with excitement and fun. I loved reading more about the Academy, as well as the different powers the teens had, and I loved having Serfopoula be the setting of this because it seemed so beautiful with the detail provided.

The only problem I really had with this is that I felt that some dilemmas were solved too easily without any really effort. But overall? Not that big of a problem.

In all, Oh. My. Gods. proves to be yet another great, fun, light read for anytime really, especially summer. I'm really looking forward to reading the sequel, as well as more by Tera!

Grade: A-

Oh. My. Gods. is now out!

Source: Won on author's blog. Thanks Tera!

2 comments:

  1. Awww... this sounds like so much fun. I adore mythology. I really think I should read this. I don't really mind if the problems are resolved easily. In life sometimes they are! Great review.

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  2. Great review! I'm heard such good things about all her books, and I have this one waiting. I'm thinking I'll start with Forgive My Fins :)

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