Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods. #1)
When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe's plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uber exclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, H...more
Phoebe Castro, adalah seorang gadis yang begitu mencintai olahraga lari lintas alam. Dunianya adalah berlari. Dua tahun ia meraih juara pertama lari lintas alam dan beasiswa pun sudah dalam genggamannya. Kehidupannya yang terlihat sempurna pun harus dinodai oleh berita bahwa ibunya akan segera menikah dengan laki-laki yang bahkan tak dikenalnya. And the bad news is she gotta move to Yunani.
Well, tentu saja bukan Phoebe namanya kalau tidak melakukan aksi pe...more
When Phoebe's Mom marries a Greek principal of a Greek school she realizes that mythology is real. The descendants of Greek gods and goddesses have a school on a secret island in order to be educated and learn to control their powers.
Phoebe is coming to accept the changes in her life as well as being the new kid and boy trouble.
The book has all the normal cliches: the hot jock she crushes on, the mean popular...more
I loved the sound of the book. It sounded like a light ya read with Greek mythology (which I love) what I ended up with was...more
... I must’ve not read the same novel as everyone else.
In the first three pages, it’s established Phoebe’s a runner, her mom’s a therapist, and her mom’s getting married with a man she’s known for six days (and tells Pho...more
Gave 4 stars since I LOVEEE greek mythology, its AWESOMEE :D. Anyways 1 less star since I thought some of the plot were too cheesy, like how.. Troy wanted to play the guitar (I started to laugh out hard and woke up my mum) Cheesy cause I felt like he wanted to SING to Phoebe, but that was just me. And one more cheesy and unlike-able thing is how Griffin was a jerk and she totally fell for him and...more
It's a fun book! Light without being air-headed, fun without being overly peppy, and cute without being completely made of fluff. The story consists of all the normal ploys of your average "new girl at school" story, but with the added excitement of the Greek gods. I'm always up for a new and different take on bringing Greek myth into modern reality.
I liked the story and...more
Okay, the story itself was truly fun. I liked the school. I've read a few other books with schools that separate themselves from the human/nor...more
I am glad I read this book at home. Want to know why? Because I was laughing out loud so many times that anyone seeing me reading it would have thought I was CRAZY. Tera Lynn Childs has such an awesome sense of humor.
One of my favorite things about this book is that I could relate the characters to the gods they were descendants of. Oh, and I loved the superpowers that all the kids had. They could do things like create fireworks, change class schedules, and pass magical secret notes in cla...more
This is a fairly standard teen book–a parent’s remarriage and fitting into a new place and family; starting a new school, complete with outsider new best friends, a cute guy who seems mean at first and his evil witch of a popular, gorgeous girlfriend; growing apart from old friends; preparing for the transition from high school to university; an intense obsession with a particular hobby. The plot is highly predictable, with Phoebe learning...more
For years, it's been just Phoebe and her mother. After the freak accident that killed her father when she was just a child, Phoebe's adjusted to life without him. In fact, she's on track to having the best senior year ever!
USC has already expressed interest in giving her a scholarship the following year. Her best friends are with her and have gotten her over her rotten ex. And her final race is her best yet.
Things are looking magical.
Until her mother comes...more
1. main character = annoying
Phoebe is an annoying brat who always complains. I mean, I know your mom is making you move to Greece but get over it already! She sounds like a spoiled brat throughout the whole book and I got sick and tired of it after a while. She did get a better charac...more
This book suffers from the ailment of a thin premise and not enough plot being stretched far too long.
The characters are flat, overused tropes and develop not at all. The protagonist suffers from the YA ailment of insta-love and changes her lifetime dreams and goals to pursue the typical handsome-broodingl-bad-boy-with-heart-of-gold love interest that is more contagious in this genre than a cold. One insta-love, just add water. The 'villains' are...more
Phoebe is the best on the cross country team. It’s been her dream since a long time to get accepted on a full USC scholarship. Since her dad died, she became eve...more
Phoebe’s stuck on a secret island in the Aegan, attending the super-exclusive Academy, where her new stepfather is the headmaster and the kids are anything but your a...more
The first time I came across this book I didn't take much notice of it because it didn't seem like my cup of tea. However, after reading Forgive My Fins, also by Childs, I decided to give this series a go.
I liked it. I enjoy Greek Mythology, and I love reading books in the YA genre. But combining the two? It could work, and Childs made it work to a degree in Oh My Gods--but there were no fireworks. I didn't like Griffin that much, even after he confessed his feelings towards Phoebe. He acted lik...more
The book's premise was exciting, girl moves to Greece with her mom and has to deal with the upheaval of leaving friends and having a new stepfather, evil stepsister and a new school. Add to that the...more