Rated Reads


by Tera Lynn Childs

Rated: Mild

Think of these books as a cross between Maureen Johnson and Rick Riordan. Our main character, Phoebe, is marooned (of sorts) on a Greek island when her mother remarries, and she has to Figure Out the New Life Changes, with the added twist: the high school she’s now attending is populated with descendants of Greek gods. There are all the elements of your usual high school chick fare — snotty Evil Stepsister (they actually call her that) and her snotty cheerleader friends; jerk (but cute) boy with Heart of Gold that she falls for, in spite of her Best Interests; best friends (that Phoebe left behind) who are dying to know What’s Going On; new best friend with an Agenda; and the boy who’s just a Friend. But throw in the added element of supernatural powers derived from being related to the Greek gods, a bit of a conflict with new best friend and Jerk Boy, and Phoebe trying figure out her place in the whole scheme of things (like why her down-to-earth therapist mother would run off with a Greek guy in the first place… which is never really explained), and you have enough to sustain a novel. But, really: it’s all about the hot guy and the main character getting together. Isn’t it?

In spite of all the gods, there’s nothing earth-shattering in the books. However, they are fun to read, and enjoyable on a hot summer’s day when your brain can’t do much work.

Rated: Mild. There is lots of kissing, some references to sex, and a few mild swear word.

— Reviewed by Melissa Fox

Melissa Madsen Fox's blogging career began in 2004 when she started Book Nut. Reading, reviewing and book blogging have taken over what's left of her life after being a stay-at-home mom to four rambunctious daughters and wife to a slightly- absent-minded professor of political science.

One Response to Oh.My.Gods.

  1. ashley green says:

    i <3 this book it is soooooo good it is my top 10 fave books

  • Oh.My.Gods.
  • by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Young adult
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