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Teen Review: Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs

Submitted by on June 23, 2011 – 10:30 am15 Comments

Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Book: Goddess Boot Camp
Series: Oh. My. Gods! 2
Release: June, 2009
Source: Personal Library
Purchase: – Book Depository

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!

In the sequel to ., Goddess Boot Camp picks up pretty much where the first book left off. Diving right back into Phoebe’s life proves to be even more fun and chock full of drama the second time around!

After landing the hottest guy on campus, getting a coveted spot on the track team and coming to grips with her new life in Greece and her new powers– Phoebe just can’t seem to catch a break. Every time she starts to get her crazy life situated another obstacle gets in her way-this time it’s many different obstacles.

For starters, Phoebe’s powers are running amok. Because she can’t seem to get a grip on them her step dad sends her to boot camp with a bunch of kids! Now, before I get too ahead of myself let me explain. Phoebe came into her powers and knowledge of them later in life. Most kids born into the godhood grow up learning about it and have a much better grasp on their powers by the time they are Phoebe’s age. But, because our heroine didn’t have that luxury she is stuck playing catch-up and it is very important that she harnesses her powers sooner rather than later. However, it may be easier if the added pressure of her new stepsister being a counselor their weren’t weighing heavy on her shoulders.

The boot camp isn’t the only stress Phoebe has going on either. There is an upcoming tournament (Pythian Games) that is important to her but her time is stretched thin as it is. Plus–It’s ain’t easy being the new girl and it’s never easy when you fear your hunky boyfriend may be straying. Is it just stress causing her insecurities or something more? Tera Lynn Childs does a nice job of plotting the story and tying up all the loose strings to give readers a satisfying resolution.

With all the teenage drama and emotional highs and lows this book is a super fun and fast summer read that is quirky and cute with easy to love characters, a twist on mythology and a beautifully described setting of the Greek Isles! Fun, fun, fun!

Also Reviewed By: – Bla Bla Books

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  • SarahEm says:

    Definitely a good read for summer. I know Tera isn't writing any more for this series but I REALLY wish she would!

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  • This sounds great and spunky, can't wait to read it

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  • Vivien says:

    It's too bad she won't continue this series. Sounds like fun!

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  • van_pham says:

    Need to add this series to my To Buy list!

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  • Felicia says:

    I read this series some time back and loved it! Wish Tera Lynn Childs would continue the story):


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  • I have got to start the first book in this series! They both look so great.

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  • Julie says:

    This book, along with the first book in the series, are definitely on my TBR list! I have only heard good things about them, so I'm really excited to read them :) Thanks for a great review!

    jwitt33 at live dot com Z

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  • I just bought this one to read as I'm intrigued to learn more about Phoebe's powers and how she deals with things from the first book.

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  • I really like what these books seem to be about. I always enjoy the typical high school struggles in a very atypical setting or world. Should be good!

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  • I haven't started this series as yet but it seems like a great Summer read so I'm adding it to my list. Great review!

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  • I really liked Oh My Gods, and never really read what this was about because I was going to read it no matter what. Now I'm dying to read it! The whole camp thing sounds hilarious. Great review. =)

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  • Kari says:

    This was a perfect sequel, and I really wish that there was a third book so we could learn about Nicole's god that she's related to XD

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  • Sakira says:

    Poor Phoebe. I can't imagine going to a boot camp where my fellow campers are all so much younger than me! And also having to stress out over a tournament and my super hot boyfriend? Sounds like there's a lot going on in her life! This sounds like another really cute read by Tera. I can't wait to read it!! :)

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  • marybelle says:

    What a fun way to learn about Greek Mythology.


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  • Anonymous says:

    I hope I can read the first one! :)

    Ana Lucía

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