Thursday, November 4, 2010

Review: Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

(summary from goodreads)

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 uber exclusive 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.

Review: Reading this book was a relief. It was light and fun and very entertaining. It reminded me of the Percy Jackson series, but only in the sense of Greek Gods being real and having descendants. One of the things I liked about this book was that the gods were not actually present, only their ancestors. 

I really don't like the name Phoebe, but I did like her character. She acted like a normal teen who had just been transplanted to Greece would. Griffin was also good, even if he filled the over used role of the mean guy turned nice. It was also good to see Phoebe's friendship with Troy and Nicole grow, that way she wasn't wasting all her time sulking about being a transplant. 

The book had somewhat of a central theme (running) that it stuck with, and this made me happy. I don't like books that have 1890069345 different themes. The plot was a little predictable, but then again, this was not meant to be a challenging read. 

Overall, this was an easy read that provided maximum entertainment with minimum effort from the reader. It's a book that's good to sit down and relax with and will, most likely, leave you satisfied. 

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