Saturday, August 15, 2009

Oh.My.Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

Genre: YA-Mythology

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First Line: “When I’m running I can almost feel my dad at my side.”

One Word Review: εξαιρετικός (Great, in Greek)

My Review: I really enjoyed this one and I felt like a got a great workout at the same time! Does it count as my workout if the main character runs a lot in the story? Probably not, but it did make me want to go for a nice long job while I was reading (which is not really like me). Anyway, Phoebe is about to start her senior year of high school when her mom up and surprises her with news of her wedding (to a guy she has only known a week…scary!), and plans to move the whole family to a little island in Greece. When Phoebe arrives in Greece she soon finds out that she will be attending an ultra private school full of superhuman students, where she’s the only one without any power. Poor Phoebe! I really liked her character, I thought she was tough and stood her ground. Enter Griffin, a super hot guy who also happens to be a major jerk. Phoebe is a little too swoony for my taste, but she still pulls off some witty comebacks and does hold her own. I admit, I did enjoy their interactions and thought they had good chemistry. I thought their situation was settled a little too easily for me, but I’m happy with how everything ended up.

The story did remind me a bit of the Percy Jackson series, with the half-god angle. However, this really took on a life of its own and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading the next book, and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys teen-lit, jogging, or a little Greek mythology.

(So, I’m not sure if my “one word review” is translated properly. I just entered “great” in the Google translator and out spit εξαιρετικός, I hope it’s right, but if not…o-well).

Reading Order:
Book One: Oh My Gods
Book Two: Goddess Boot Camp


  1. I have meant to read this for a year. . .glad to read a good review of it!

  2. Janssen-I was surprised I liked this one as much as I did, its a really fun read. I'm excited to read the second book!

  3. This book combined two of my favorite things. Running and mythology. To some degree I was critical by thinking maybe the author isn't really a runner, or if she is she's kind of amatuer.

    What I really wanted to know at the end was, what about Troy? The boy kind of got kicked to the curb with his crush. I wouldn't mind if there was a sequel.


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