Sunday, June 08, 2008
Oh. My. Gods.
Childs, Tera Lynn. 2008. Oh. My. Gods.
Oh. My. Gods. is a light and mostly refreshing read. Our heroine, Phoebe, is a soon-to-be senior whose life seems to be going according just to her plans. Until. (There's always an until...) Until her mother returns from a family reunion in Greece engaged. Surprise! Phoebe is going to have a stepfather! Surprise! Phoebe is going to have a stepsister! Surprise! The family is going to live in Greece! Forced into saying goodbye to her friends and her high school, Phoebe goes to Greece only to discover quite another BIG surprise is waiting for her.
While this news wouldn't shock many fiction-fans these days, it shocks her something fierce. The Greek gods are alive and doing well. They're real. And she'll be going to school with their children, their descendants.
The premise of this one is fun in spirit. The characters could use a bit more developing; the premise a bit more working out, but overall it's an enjoyable read.
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