Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
My first thought is, Damian is insane. Like crazy, nuts, messed-up-in-the-head insane. As if Greek gods really exist.
They are a myth. Myth, as in the kind of stuff you read about in sophomore English with guys killing their dads and marrying their moms–ew, and I think my life is gross. As in, the kind of stuff you see Brad and Orlando duking it out over on the big screen–yum. Not the kind of stuff the man my mom married fully believes in.
I look at Mom, ready to express my sympathies and assure her I am ready to head back to America and that we can sort the divorce out once we get there. But she’s not freaking out.
As if I’m the one who just found out my new husband is delusional.
That’s when I first know I’m in trouble.
Read an excerpt.
Phoebe’s mom comes back with Greece with an unwelcome souvenir–a husband. Dragged off to Greece, her big plans for a fun senior year with her best friends and perfect track season are shot. And to top it all off, she’s going to a school where her new stepdad is the principal and the kids are all descendants of Greek gods. Competing with super-beauty, super-powers, and super-runners, Phoebe races to find her place with the gods.
Combine Percy Jackson with Harry Potter and then add in a little Meg Cabot, and you have Oh. My. Gods. It was a froo-froo read that was rather predictable, but very fun nonetheless.
The voice was the best part. I think the excerpt I shared says it all–way fun. There were lots of pop culture references that would be fun for teen girls, like the Orlando/Brad reference. I think in general, Phoebe is the kind of girl that teenage girls can be friends with as they read. And they can revel in her hot love interests as well. 🙂
One issue I had with the story was that she believed too quickly about the whole Greek god descendant thing. She sees a little weirdness and immediately is okay with it. I think this is the problem with a lot of paranormal type books nowadays, so maybe most readers don’t care. I could’ve done with a little more convincing though. Or at least more than just “Oh, I saw something weird? Ok, it must all be true.”
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