Thursday, May 14, 2009

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

A modern girl's comedic odyssey in a school filled with the descendants of Greek gods.

When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe's plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uberexclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. That's right, they're real, not myth, and their teen descendants are like the classical heroes—supersmart and superbeautiful with a few superpowers. And now they're on her track team! Armed only with her Nikes and the will to win, Phoebe races to find her place among the gods.


Thoughts in a nutshell:
I'm definitely a fan of Greek Mythology and I love YA fiction that plays on the subject. This novel was no exception. Phoebe and her mythological situation were very entertaining to read about.

Phoebe was an average teenage girl. Whose mother just happens to be marrying a guy who is a descendant of a Greek god. No biggie. Considering the situation, Phoebe dealt with everything exceptionally well. The other kids hate her because she's not like them, especially her new stepsister. She does have a few new friends to help her through. She even has a budding romance in the works. Most of all, she has her running to help her relax.

When Phoebe's mom annouces that she's getting married, it didn't look like things could get worse. She comes to find out that they're moving to a Greek island where all the inhabitants have supernatural powers because they're related to Greek gods. Seems like a lot to deal with, right? Then she makes a deal with the her not-so-nice stepsister that forces her to spend time with uber-hot Griffin (who she may or may not be falling in love with.)

I absolutely loved this novel! I can't wait to read the sequel!
With a funny, fast-paced plot and great characters, Oh. My. Gods. is sure to entertain any reader.

I got some weird looks at school, what with the 99% naked statue (yay for that pink bar!)
The sand and running shoes are very fitting.

5 out of 5 stars

Recommended if you:
-like fiction books dealing with Greek mythology
-liked Cupidity by Caroline Goode
-liked the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series
-are a dedicated runner

1 comment:

  1. This sounds great! I haven't read a book about Greek Mythology in AGES. :D