Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh.My.Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the ├╝berexclusive Academy. If it isn't hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe's classmates are all descendents of the Greek gods! When you're running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!

At first, I was a little reluctant about reading this, because while reading the beginning I got easily bored. But as I read on and on, the story consumed me! I was excited to read more about Pheobe and her new friends.

I really enjoyed Pheobe's new friends as well. Nicole, the one with the bubbly personality, doesn't care what everyone else thinks of her and that's a great characteristic. Then there's Troy, the boy who likes her more than a friend at first, but just ends up becoming her really good buddy. I really like Nicole and Troy's personalities, it's fun to read about their interaction.

Last, but not least: Griffin Blake. Yes, you must say his last name as well. The first glimpse you get of Griffin makes him seem like some nice guy, but as the story goes on and we see his other side, and he comes off as this condescending, rude person who thinks he's everything. And I learned to hate him for that, until his true side starts coming out and blossoming. After his transformation, I adore him too much for my own good. He really is a wonderful character to watch.

The only thing that came off as a disappointment was the predictability. Maybe it's just me, but I knew what was going to happen pretty much the whole time, and that threw me off a little. Especially the ending, to me it was obvious what was going to happen.

The books itself is a fun and surprisingly fast read. I read it in one sitting and found myself attached to the characters in no time at all. I recommend this to readers who want to read something that will be sure to entertain them.

Ratings:

Writing: 2/5
Plot: 2/5
Character: 4/5
Cover: 2/5
Overall: 3/5

24 comments:

Becky said...

a friend of mine told me this was really good...you seem to have enjoyed it less. would you still recommend it?

Kristen said...

I've heard decent things about this book. I'll probably give it a shot myself at some point.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I've seen this book on the blogs, sounds good, I'd like to read it.

Dottie :)

RagDollVampGirl said...

Awesome Review...
I Actually Have The Second Book...
I'd Love To Read The First So I Know What's Happenin xD!!

xoxo
RagDollVampGirl

Lexie said...

I only recently heard about this book, but considering my love of Greek Mythology I'm irritated with myself for not finding out sooner!

Hm I can understand where you are coming from, I can think of a few books that started slow and were predictable, but it sounds like you found things to enjoy however.

And ha! wait can we call him The One, The Only, Griffin Blake?

shelburns said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed it after you got past the slow part.

Victoria said...

this sounds really good ;) i'm excited.





ps- i've posted this link and followed ;)

http://pulseit.simonandschuster.com/_Win-an-ARC/blog/406232/107649.html

Chick Lit Teens said...

I recently read Oh. My. Gods. and greatly enjoyed it (as well as Goddess Bootcamp). It did start off slow, but I too soon got caught up in the story. And then there's Griffin Blake...

Great review!

Debbie's World of Books said...

I've been wanting to read this one for awhile and am glad it picked up as it went on. That's one reason I hate giving up on a book, you never know if it gets better later on.

I'm torn about predictability. If it's written well and I enjoy the story I don't mind it being predictable. But if it's boring and no added flare then it gets the thumbs down.

ann said...

I love this books! I can't wait to read the second book (Goddess Boot Camp). Still need to get it. :)

~The Book Pixie said...

This looks and sounds like a pretty fun read. I'd definitely love to give it a try.

bookaholic13 said...

looks really good

Lauren said...

I've attempted to read this book before ( I got it from my local library) but I could never get into it. Though, I think I may try again someday.

Reagan said...

Hey! I'd love to get in on this contest! I've posted the contest on my blog (link below) and I'm a follower. :) Thanks for offering such an awesome contest!

http://reagan-review.blogspot.com/2009/06/ohmygods-contest.html?zx=461ff2bd75d846e1

Reagan

Reagan said...

Oh yea, and my email address (just in case) is reremmers4807@wolves.northern.edu

*Heather* said...

This book sounds really good!

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vvb32 reads said...

i like the greek theme and the wings on the cover are cute.

Mariah said...

I like books about Greek culture and mythology so I might just pick this up!

anotherpageisused said...

Great review!

I have seriously, always wanted to read this book!

-Lexi(:
am.ernsberger@hotmail.com

Bianca said...

Awesome review! I would love to read it

Watching said...

Okay! ooh lala having a crush on "literally a god" how exciting *lifts eyebrows up and down*
okay so anyway, I would really like to read this book since being entertained is something I like very much :D Seems like a lot of books I've been reading are predictable lately though >.<

Book Sp(l)ot said...

I've been looking at this book for quite a while and especially now after hearing that it's a quick read (I've been reading some slower books), I'll really have to read it soon :)