Friday, July 10, 2009
Godess Boot Camp: Tera Lynn Childs
Title: Goddess Boot Camp
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Dutton Books
Phoebe who recently discovered she was a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), is finding out that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve.
A few months ago, when Pheobe's mom married a Greek guy and moved her halfway across the world to the tiny island of Serfopoula, she had no idea that she'd soon find herself surrounded by decendants of Greek gods, let alone that she'd learn her own hertiage was more mythical than than mortal. But because she still doesn't quite have her new powers under control, something that can be dangerous since the gods are known for smoting those who use their powers recklessy, Pheobe's been enrolled in Dynamotheos Development Camp, also known as Goddess Boot Camp, for the summer. What kind of earthly torture will Goddess Boot Camp be? Well, it can't be worse than Hades, can it?
This summer will be about learning her powers, reigning them in, training for the marathon at the Pythian Games (the only athletic event bigger than the Olympics), and surving Goddess Boot Camp with her love life and sanity in tact!
Well that was a very long description of the book, but it was worth it. I read the first book, Oh. My. Gods, and loved it - so I was looking forward to reading the sequel. I finsihed this book in a few hours of ignoring people and things [: It was really good, the best thing about it? The Greek mythology, it's always interests me more than anything - I loved the entries in Stella's study guy, I learned stuff! The chararcters were well rounded, as normal - I loved Griffin! If you loved learning about Phoebe's journey, keep on reading the series - they're awesome!