Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs

Phoebe, who recently discovered she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), is finding that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve. Her stepfather, headmaster of the Academy for descendants of the Greek gods, has enrolled her at Dynamotheos Development Camp—aka Goddess Boot Camp—with a bunch of ten-year-olds for the summer. Embarrassing as that is, hopefully it'll help her gain control over her powers in time to pass the test of the gods, continue training hard enough to qualify for the Pythian Games, and enjoy her godly boyfriend, Griffin, all while avoiding the ultimate mistake of accidentally misusing powers

Going into GODDESS BOOT CAMP, I felt pretty optimistic, because I had enjoyed the first in the series. In this novel, Pheobe, the main character, has already found out that she is a descendant of the Goddess Nike. And unlike the other students at her school, she hasn't been training or learning how to control her powers her whole life, so things are pretty complicated for her.

The original characters from the first novel are reintroduced in the second, Pheobe, Nicole, Troy, Griffin... This second time around, I truly felt like I knew the characters, which is good. And I still love Griffin, terribly. One of the conflicts involving Griffin in this novel made me question him a little bit, but in the end, my feelings never changed towards him. I did, however, come to like Stella, Pheobe's stepsister, and Adara, Griffin's ex-girlfriend.

The only minor disappointment I had was that it got a little boring at some points and I felt like skipping parts, but I didn't, and stuck it out. In the end, I'm glad I didn't skip sections, because they were important later in the story and it would've been confusing if I were to do so.

All in all, GODDESS BOOT CAMP was satisfying. I do have to say, though, that I think I liked the prequel better.


Writing: 2/5
Plot: 2/5
Characters: 3/5
Cover: 2/5
Overall: 3/5

Don't forget to enter my contest for a chance to win a signed copy of the first novel in the OH.MY.GODS. series: here.


Lexie said...

I gotta pick up the prequel, this book is just waiting for me, with angry looks.

Natascha De Marco said...

Lexie said...

RESIST TASCHIMA!!! RESIST!! be strong my friend!

Watching said...

:O I haven't even read the first one but I like reading books relating to mythology like the percy jackson series <3 so I'll have to pick this one up :D