Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

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2009 RITA Award for Best First Book
2009-2010 Georgia Peach Book Awards for Young Readers
2010-2011 Texas Tayshas Reading List
2011-2012 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award

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Oh. My. Gods.

what if the greek gods were more than myth?

If Phoebe Castro can keep her grades up and have another stellar cross-country season, her dream of attending USC with her best friends is only a track scholarship away. She’s made all her plans, so it’s a complete shock when her mom announces she’s marrying a mysterious stranger and moving them half-way around the world—to Greece.

what if their descendants lived among us?

Phoebe’s stuck on a secret island in the Aegean attending the super-exclusive Academy, where her new stepfather is the headmaster and the kids are anything but your average students—they are descendants of the Greek gods, super powers included. That’s right, Greek gods are no myth! If Phoebe thought high school was hard, she knows this is going to be mortal misery.

what if you had to go to high school with them?

Securing that scholarship seems like Phoebe’s only ticket out of Greece, but training and maintaining her grades will be grueling, even without a sabotaging stepsister from Hades and a gorgeous guy—what a god!—who just might be her Achilles heel. One thing is for sure—summoning the will to win and find her place among the gods could be Phoebe’s toughest course yet.

The Greek gods get a makeover in this romantic odyssey of mythic proportion.


  • Debut author Childs’s creativity in manipulating mythology gives an otherwise familiar plot a fun, fresh update. … Add the romantic island setting, snappy dialogue, boys as handsome as Adonis, a few conniving (but ultimately harmless) villains and a protagonist who is a hard-core athlete as much as a girl who squeals about the possibility of a date, and together they make an effervescent, fast-paced read.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • The story is part “Harry Potter,” part Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief … and part shojo, and it will keep teens, particularly girls, reading to find out if Phoebe will finally fit in, get her crush, and make the team.
  • School Library Journal
  • Riding the wave of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series … the mythological concept elevates the usual high-school dramas of cliques, romances and scandals to new heights. Funny and light, this tale is a romance of Olympian proportions.
  • Kirkus


In this Series

Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs
Goddess in Time is a standalone novella in Tera Lynn Childs’s popular Oh. My. Gods. series. If you like mythology, romance, and spunky girls who let nothing stand in their way, you’ll love the descendants of the gods who live, laugh, and love on the supposedly-uninhabited Greek island of Serfopoula.