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.
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?