ohmygodsOh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Publisher: Puffin
Source: Best Friend’s Copy
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Buy It: Amazon | IndieBound

When Phoebe’s mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe’s well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the Uberexclusive Academy. If it isn’t hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe’s classmates are all descendents of the Greek gods! When you’re running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions. – Goodreads

This book was never on my radar, which is weird to say as I used to work at a public library and GoodReads comes up before google does when you type “g” into my address bar. But this book is what you need some days. It was cute. I’m sure many cringed when they read that. But really, this book was cute. It was the perfect kind of quick, fluffy read that is sometimes needed.

Childs interprets Greek Gods in a whole new way that is completely different from that other book I read earlier this year. This is fun and almost lighthearted where the previous was dark and mysterious. Not to say that Oh. My. Gods. doesn’t have its dramatic moments. It does. I mean, come on, its about a 17 year old girl trying to make sense of her life when her mom moves her halfway across the world. That would be dramatic for anyone! But someone who is dealing with her mother remarrying after knowing a guy six days (it’s love!) and then finding out that guy is the head of a school where people are descendants of Gods? Yeah, it has its dramatic moments and rightfully so!

The important thing about this book is that Childs’ writing is fabulous and lovely and you want more. Plus she throws twist and turns that you think you see coming but you actually don’t, which is always awesome.