The Compulsive Reader: Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

Friday, June 13, 2008

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

First off, congrats to dominique, winner of the ARC of Kitty, Kitty! Get me your address, and I'll get it in the mail!

And for all of you who didn't win...I have a confession to make. I have another copy. And since ARCs are always the best to read before the actual book comes out, I guess I need to hold another giveaway (oh, darn!)! So to enter to win, send your name, address, and email address, with KITTY, KITTY in the subject heading to thecompulsivereader@gmail.com by June 20th, and I'll throw your name in the hat! Now, without further ado, I give you the perfect summer read:

Phoebe's got it all in the bag...a promise of a great scholarship, the top cross country title, great friends, and a wonderful mother. Senior year is going to be perfect. But then her mom drops the bomb--she's getting re-married. And they're re-locating. To Greece. Soon Phoebe is on a plane to a whole other continent, her old Southern California world quickly fading out of sight.

But when she finally arrives to the island of Serfopoula, she's hit with another shocking surprise--the place is inhabited by descendants of the Greek Gods, godly powers and all. This wouldn't be so bad, except Phoebe is considered a nothos; a normal person who they feel doesn't deserve to be anywhere near them. But Phoebe herself may be more than she appears at first glance…

Not only is Oh. My. Gods. funny, smart, and absorbing, but it also contains a surprising amount of depth. Childs gives us a real and honest look at Phoebe's thoughts and memories, making it easy and enjoyable to connect with her. Though a couple elements of the story do seem rushed (a friend's willingness to dump her boyfriend, for example), it does not detract from the pace or charm of the story. This is a highly imaginative book packed full with many mythical facts and a dash of romance, conflict, and girl power, making Oh. My. Gods. your thinking girl's beach read.


Anonymous said...

I loved this book too! Great review! :)

Elainareads said...

Great Review!! I can't wait to read this book.


Tasha said...

This was definitely an awesome book!!