27 August 2009

Oh.My.Gods.


Book:
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Pages:
264
Genre:
Young Adult Fiction

My condensed version: Phoebe's five year plan flies out the window when her mom returns from her Grecian vacation with a fiance. Suddenly Phoebe is forced to move to a small island in Greece, deal with a mind reading stepdad, a wicked stepsister, and the pressure of being the only regular human at a school for the descendants of Greek gods.

My take: Oh my gods is right! I giggled and cheered for Phoebe as she tries to carve a place for her self in this new strange land full of magic. This is a fab story full of delicious mythological twists.

My rating: 5 stars (I loved it)

Noteworthy: Need help visualizing the characters or descendants? Check out Tera's character collages. I could NOT get enough of them and visited them consistently during my reading.

Adventure-o-meter: Low.

Kiddie-o-meter: This one is great for even the youngest tweens. It features minimal language, the main character chooses to maintain her virginity, great solid friendships, and strong female characters. No sex, drugs, violence, or social commentary.

Adult-o-meter: Adults will love the pop culture references and mythology.

Worth-a-read?: Totally run out and buy this one.

Share worthy: "Griffin's flame-blue eyes glare a hole in me. My knees go a little weak at being so close to him. No matter how many times I tell myself this one is a L-O-S-E-R, my heart still beats fast whenever I think of him. I can feel the adrenaline coursing through my body-prepared to flee if the embarrassment meter reaches the warning zone."

Pass the mic: Bookworm called it a "stellar debut". Check out her review at Bookworm Readers.

My final say:
1. I have a problem. I want chucks (Converse sneaks) like Phoebe's now and pink jelly bracelets like Nicole. My pocket books reply? "Argh!"
2. I can not wait to read Goddess Boot Camp.


Whatcha think?: I was so disappointed when my library copy arrived with the Greek god cover. I am totally partial to the winged sneaks. So what do you think readers? Which cover do you like better? Partial to the Greek god Agias or the pink laced goddess sneaks?

25 comments :

  1. This sounds adorable. I wanna read!

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  2. This sounds cute! Will be adding it to my amazon wish list.

    You should get some chucks, my wore out pair are my most comfortable pair of shoes I own, I wear them to work even though they break our business causal dress code to..hehe

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  3. rebrebs: You go girl! *high five*

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  4. I like the griffin collage! :-D
    This was a pretty good book, sadly the second book wasn't too great :(
    -amy

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  5. Sounds fun! I like the cover with the winged sneakers. I could use some of those.

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  6. I like the winged sneakers better myself, but the copy that I bought ended up having the greek god statue (oh well). I really love Greek mythology, so I can't wait to read it. Sadly, right now it's sitting in my big TBR pile.

    Great review!

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  7. Ooo NN wouldn't it be cool if all moms could have winged sneaks?

    Really Amy? Shame. I'll have to let you know how it goes when I finally read it (the 2nd one).

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  8. This sounds like a fun read! Great review! I love the Wing Sneakers, too!

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  9. I love the collages! Nice review. :) I think both covers are good.

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  10. THis sounds right up my alley -- those collages are cool, too!

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  11. I love how they have multiple celebrity pictures for two of them, and then the one is just Chad Michael Murray... does someone LOVE that guy? hehe

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  12. *laughing* good catch Sarbear.

    Actually with the other characters she's trying to give you an impression of what they are like. With the Chad one she actually describes that specific characters as looking just like Chad.

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  13. I love that cover. This sounds really cute.

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  14. I like both of the covers..very greek-y/goddess-y

    I really want 2 read this book. Everybody says it's really good!

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  15. This one sounds like a fun read. I would love to see your own library...thanks for coming by today.

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  16. I am partial to the sneakers, although he looks quite good too!

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  17. I like the sneakers better! Sounds cool nice review!

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  18. The winged sneakers cover is so cool! Definitely like that one better :-)

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  19. I just got this book in the mail today, the winged sneakers version,and I can't wait to read it!

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  20. Lol! This sounds like so much fun to read! I like the collages. There's just something about that cover up there that has me raising an eyebrow. o.O

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  21. You have an award over on my blog! Yes, because you're awesome!

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  22. Oh that's too funny! BTW, you'll wanna look at my top commenters post.

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  23. The pink sneaks for sure!
    I'm really glad you enjoyed this one. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

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  24. The sneaker cover is infinitely cuter! (and represents Phoebe a lot better!) I don't mind the other cover but I know that it's kind of awkward ;P

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  25. haha i love it, I just wrote my own review for this book on my blog and you can't write it without that giggle or grin forming. heh. good times. !!

    Cool review :)

    Jess :)

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