YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

If Phoebe Castro can keep her grades up and have another stellar cross-country season, her dream of attending USC with her best friends is only a track scholarship away. She’s made all her plans, so it’s a complete shock when her mom announces she’s marrying a mysterious stranger and moving them half-way around the world—to Greece.

Phoebe’s stuck on a secret island in the Aegean attending the super-exclusive Academy, where her new stepfather is the headmaster and the kids are anything but your average students—they are descendants of the Greek gods, super powers included. That’s right, Greek gods are no myth! If Phoebe thought high school was hard, she knows this is going to be mortal misery.

Securing that scholarship seems like Phoebe’s only ticket out of Greece, but training and maintaining her grades will be grueling, even without a sabotaging stepsister from Hades and a gorgeous guy—what a god!—who just might be her Achilles heel. One thing is for sure—summoning the will to win and find her place among the gods could be Phoebe’s toughest course yet.

The Greek gods get a makeover in this romantic odyssey of mythic proportion.

The story is part “Harry Potter,” part Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief and part shojo, and it will keep teens, particularly girls, reading. — School Library Journal I totally agree!

Oh. My. Gods. was amazing. The story has Greek myths together with some modern day aspects. The characters were enjoyable and all had different distinct personalities. The storyline was good and I liked how it wasn’t predictable! I didn’t know what to expect. I laughed many times while read O.M.G.This book was very addictive. I just had to know more. I craved for more. Luckily, there is still more to the series. The sequel is Goddess Boot Camp which will be out June 11, 2009. According to the interview I did with TLC, Goddess Boot Camp will be set in the following summer and Damian and Valerie are headed off on their honeymoon, leaving Phoebe and Stella home alone. There’s more yummy Griffin, kick-butt Nicole, and sweet Troy. And, yes, even more Adara. This time there’s also a little more adventure in the story, both at Phoebe’s Boot Camp and in the form of anonymous messages about her Dad.

TLC is also working on another book, Forgive My Fins (out Summer 2010) the story of a half-mermaid princess attending high school on the mainland and the adventure that ensues when she accidentally kisses the wrong boy.

To sum up my feelings for Oh. My. Gods., it was fantastic. The book was just so darn good. If you were planning on reading Oh. My. Gods., I hoped this review convinced you to read it! You will love it

Comments on: "Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs" (3)

  1. Oh. My. Gods was a really pleasing novel I also agree with School Library Journal and your review.

  2. I love books about traveling to other countries, and the mythology aspect is a plus too so this will be a must-read for me!

  3. Bloggers exist?? said:

    Lol believe it or not I didn’t know blogs existed Intill I read onyx by Jennifer l armtrout ( yeah pretty sad) but anyways that was an excellent review 🙂

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