Archive for December 7, 2009

Book – Oh My Gods

Author –Tera Lynn Childs

Genre – Young Adult

Protagonist –Phoebe

Summary

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.

Things I liked about the book

1- Very entertaining quick read , I finished it in one sitting

2- Now how many truths can a teenager handle in a day ? For her emotional out burst ,Phoebe is totally likable. I just wanted her to succeed in the school where all her classmates are of Greek Gods linage  , that means super power  kids and she is the odd one out .

3- Relationship that she maintains with her old friends in US, was depicted beautifully. She isn’t supposed to reveal anything about her new school to anyone outside the island but think of hiding things like this from your best friends ..Difficult huh? Imagine them feeling hurt because of this exclusion from your life and you not being able to do anything . Much more difficult ? Phoebe not only has a difficult school life , her life long friendship is also at stake .

4 – who doesn’t like  Greek mythology with little bit of mythology , little bit of drama , some romance  and some mystery ? I love this kind of stuff and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Things I disliked about the book – Didn’t you read the above paragraph? I loved it 🙂

My rating- 4.75 out of 5

Source – Library