Monday, September 28, 2009

Oh.My.Gods. - Tera Lynn Childs

Description taken from the author's site.
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.

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After reading Catching Fire (I've yet to post my review on that one), I decided to go for a very light and fun read. And Oh.My.Gods. was perfect for it! Cover-wise, plot-wise, character-wise - you name it! So there I go... in love with another YA series!

Oh.My.Gods is (if I'm not mistaken) Tera Lynn Childs' first book, but it doesn't really show in how she wrote this book. Seriously, with you'd think she'd written a dozen YA books before! The characters were all so natural and believable (and I don't mean that in the they-have-godly-powers kind of way). I loved Phoebe's hilarious side comments (both those spoken to others and those she keeps to herself)! Plus, I like the fact that she's athletic and all - something you'd rarely see in YA female protagonists. :)

And let's not forget Griffin. Griffin Blake (think younger version of Orlando Bloom or anyone who looks Greek, and hot!) - who I'm now adding to my top hot fictional characters list!

So, want your YA fun, not-too-girly, and with a bit of romance in it? You. have. to. read. this! :)

Plot: 4.5/5
Writing: 5/5
Book Love: 5/5

6 comments:

Jenn said...

Thanks for the review! The books sounds really cute, and I'll have to check it out sometime. (:

okbolover said...

I recently won this book :) I can't wait to read it! great review

ladystorm said...

Sounds like a cute book!

Lana said...

I thought this one was really cute. I have to admit I was kind of irritated with Phoebe in the beginning, but she definitely grew on me. I'm really looking forward to the sequel!

austenfan said...

@Jenn: I hope you like it too!

@okbolover: It's a fun fun read! Hope you enjoy it!

@ladystorm: It is! And its plot's quite unique! :)

@Lana: I've read the sequel and it was very fun too (but w/ more serious matters at hand). Sadly, I don't think there's gonna be a 3rd book. But I'm really hoping for one.

pachuvachuva said...

Hi, Issa!

The book sounds cute. I like it. :

And if you are into mythology and stuff, perhaps you might want to check out Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. A great series that I'm still trying to complete. Hehehe

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