Oh. My. Gods.
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
... 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
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
Really - a mother meets & marries some guy in another country within 1 week while at a reunion for her dead husband's family?! Shows up at her daughter's biggest race to introduce the new husband at the f'g finish line!? Bette ...more
Greek gods, we all know, are myths. Right? Well, not so much in Childs's book. She's updated the whole "gods are real" trope that's so popular in romantic fiction these days to include teens. I think the intended audience will lap this up, since it plays into adolescent exceptionalism (the illusion that ...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
Damn, Phoebe, is Griffin really all that if he only warmed up to you after (view spoiler)[he found out you are the only direct descendant of a Goddess? Really? (hide spoiler)] I dont know about you, but that sounds pretty sketchy to me.
So even though Phoebe's mind only ran one way most of the time- namely GRIFFINGRIFFINGRIFFIN- she managed to think about the other people, namely, her best friends.
To be completely honest, I wouldnt mind a whole book just about them. Hel ...more
I will say there needed to be more characterization. I had so many questions throughout the book that would have helped me get to know the characters more but were never really answered... what god is Damien descended from (is it Hera ...more
I thought it was ok (weird cover, too). I got really annoyed during parts of this book. I thought that it was odd that Phoebe's mom would come back from a family reunion (Pheobe's deceased dad - by the way, said family is never even mentioned in the rest of the book. They go to Greece and they never even see them?!?) and returns engaged. Her mom was only ...more
I gotta start saying this book was quite short. I read it through the night.
Now I can proceed with the rating. I need to be honest, and this is my honest, not-false rating. I give this book 3 stars because, well... First of all 2 seemed too little and 4 too much. Three was the perfect number. Now, don't think the book was bad, it wasn't. The characters were a bit shallow for my taste.
Phoebe. At the begining, all she did was cry ...more
Phoebe's life is about to change dramatically, when her moms moves them to a tiny island in Greece to live with her new husband. What Phoebe doesn't know is that the island's only Academy is a super private school for Gods' descendents. She feels like an outcast, the only normal -nothos- kid in a school filled with semi-gods. But that doesn't stop her from pursuing her dream in running and making the school's team.
Soon enough she makes new friends, new enemies and a very cut ...more
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Her newest release is Myths and Mistletoe, a holiday story collection. She also wrote the City Chicks series and co-wrote the Hero Agenda and Creative HeArts series.