Title: Oh. My. Gods.
Series: Oh. My. Gods., #1
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Dutton Children’s
Tags: Young Adult, Magic, Gods, Romance, Mythology, Paranormal
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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 überexclusive Academy. If it isn’t hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe’s classmates are all descendants 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!
When Phoebe wins an important cross-country race for her scholarship, an interesting surprise awaits her on the finish line. Her mom, who usually doesn’t come to her games. However, she didn’t come alone but brought her fiancé with her, whom she just met six days ago. Phoebe is flabbergasted, but that’s not the only surprise her mom has for her. Her new fiancé is apparently from Greece and since he’s unable to move to the States, Phoebe’s mother has decided that she and Phoebe will go and live in Greece with him!
Before she has even set a foot in her new home there’s still one little surprise they haven’t told her. Damian turns out to be a descendant of the gods and is headmaster of her new school. And everyone on school has apparently godly blood in their veins. Which means that she, without powers will stand out, a lot. She’s already looking forward to her first day…
That’s not all, her new stepsister acts like a descendant of Hades and of course she manages to make some huge enemies on her new track and field team, who apparently are descendants of Ares, god of war… How will a nothos (human who isn’t a descendant from gods) cope with this? Of course show them what your worth and fight back with your new friends!
From when I was a small child I loved to read all the myths I could find about gods. They had all these amazing powers and it was interesting to see how people used to think about our earth. That’s why I was immediately attracted to this book. You’ve got gods everywhere! What a great idea to write a book about the gods and their human descendants in this day and age!
Phoebola aka Phoebe is a great gal. She’s not easily daunted, even when her mother comes back after a vacation of six days with a fiancé and the statement that they’ll move to Greece within a month. I doubt I would have taken it as calmly as she did ;). Although that isn’t the biggest shock she’s gonna get. When she finds out about the gods she takes it very calmly, after she fainted 😉
It was very nice to see all kinds of descendant and which characteristics they got from their ancestors, like descendants from Hades look exactly like Goths, although a little deadlier ;). I regretted that there weren’t any “real” gods though. Oh well, there’s a sequel, so who knows ^^
Overall rating 4 hearts. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, what Phoebe thinks can be so funny and how she retaliates on her enemies made me laugh a lot. Although she was a bit too early with her forgiveness. Sometimes it’s OK to let people stew in their own juices for a bit longer 😉 Look forward to reading the next book ^^
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