Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oh. My. Gods.

Oh. My. Gods.
written by Tera Lynn Childs

Oh. My. Gods. came highly recommended in the blogosphere. I began reading it and immediately thought of Avalon High, also containing a runner as the main character, with a mythical backdrop. The tone from the beginning was a very natural one, and it didn't take long at all before I was hooked. The characters were intriguing--as was the social structure of this great new place. It all flows and is a reading experience you're not likely to forget. My one major complaint about the characters is a pretty big one though--I never actually grew to like Griffin, and seeing as he is the main love interest, it's a pretty big 'uh-oh'. He's a jerk to the core, Herculean or not. Part of me thinks the whole book was a little botched up, it was an interesting read, sure, but I really think that had it been set in Nicole's point-of-view, no Phoebe, with the main plot elements belonging to Nicole, it would have made a good story. I can see Nicole ending up with Griffin, and the history the two of them have is much stronger than his and Phoebe's. It would just have been a more entertaining story. The other thing that struck a nerve was Phoebe's newfound godliness. Way too convenient. The point was to see it from the outsider, not the outsider-who-becomes-the-insider. It worked in Avalon High, but it was a little too much for this book.

Rating: 4/5


  1. I haven't read the book, but I hate when I can't bring myself to like the main guy. What was it, Dreamland? The Sarah Dessen book. I know you're not supposed to like him being the stoner-abusive boyfriend that he was, but still. I feel like there should be one thing that connects the two characters. I haven't read that in a while though, so my spiel could be off...
    This one sounds interesting though... Hmmm

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  3. Yeah I pretty much thought the same thing but I myself would give it a three out of five. It was an okay read but I had a huge problem with the fact that the protagonist becomes "the outsider who becomes the insider" like you said and also how the hot guy is a jerk, I just could NOT get over that.


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