Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

Oh. My. Gods.
Tera Lynn Childs
Dutton – Penguin Group USA
May 1, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-525-47942-0

Phoebe Castro has worked hard to be one of the best in cross-country running, and doing what she loves most will pay off in the form of a scholarship. Attending USC with her best friends Cesca and Nola is just a year away. Unfortunately for Phoebe, her mother has different plans.

Returning from a family reunion in Greece, Phoebe’s mom has a surprise that will turn Phoebe’s world upside down. She’s fallen in love with Damian Petrolas, the headmaster of an exclusive academy on the Greek island of Serfopoula. If that weren’t enough of a shock, Phoebe’s told that they’ll be moving there and the students are all descendants of Greek gods with inherited powers, leaving Phoebe as the only normal in attendance.

Phoebe’s only hope for getting off of the island is to get her scholarship, but with a stepsister who’s out to make her miserable, life has definitely taken more than one turn for the worst. Her new friends Nicole and Troy make life at the academy bearable, and her crush on the gorgeous Griffin Blake is a tempting distraction, but Phoebe knows that everything hinges on the decisions she’ll have to make. Her future is in her own hands.

Oh. My. Gods. is a fabulously fun visit with the descendants of Greek mythology. Phoebe is your average high school student with dreams of college before her life is suddenly changed forever. Ms. Childs plucks readers from their everyday lives and drops them onto a mysterious island where the myths of ancient gods are alive and well in their modern day offspring. Oh. My. Gods. is a witty, well-defined and realistically imagined escape for teens and adults who enjoy a romantic fantasy.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Melissa Walker said...

This one sounds SO fun! Can't wait to read!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Melissa - It IS fun and I bet you'll love it. :)