Thursday, May 26, 2011
Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs
Series and Book #: Phoebe Castro #2
Synopsis: It's not easy being a goddess....
Seventeen-year-old Phoebe has recently learned that she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe). Now, in order to learn to control her newfound—and very strong—powers, she's being forced to attend Goddess Boot Camp. The only problem is, none of the other campers is over the age of ten! It's not going to be easy to survive camp, train for the Pythian Games, and keep her romance with Griffin going strong, but goddess help her, Phoebe is determined to make it work!
Much much much better than the first book. Phoebe had a more grown up voice and there was a dash of mystery, suspense, and heartbreak included in the story.
I loved the characters! Xander, Stella, Adara, Griffin--they all were very dynamic and were all required to make the story flow like it did. Nola and Cesca, Phoebe's normal friends, were present in this book as much as in the other. They came up, and they were fun when they did, but they were pretty much unimportant. Phoebe was pretty stressed in this book, and that made you realize more about her family life before she found out she was a goddess.
Overall, I liked this book better than Oh. My. Gods. I thought Phoebe's voice was more mature and the story was more than just her dealing with Damian and the change in environment. The mystery of Phoebe's dad mixed with the stress of the coming Pythian Games and her powers test added a nice edge to the story. Even though I struggled through the immaturity of the first novel, this one's definitely worth it.
The Cover: Again, its very cute. I love the elements of military camp mixed with pink and Greek landmarks.