Books by Tera Lynn Childs

RELENTLESS by Tera Lynn Childs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2016

"Even the snogging doesn't generate much heat in this cliché-ridden climax. (Romantic thriller. 12-15)"
With occasional timeouts to lock lips, underdog villains heroically turn the tables on a villainous hero in this sequel and (likely) closer to Powerless (2015). Read full book review >
POWERLESS by Tera Lynn Childs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers beguiled by this fluff will need to stay tuned. (Romantic thriller. 12-15)"
A teenager discovers that the line between superheroes and supervillains isn't as sharp as she supposed in this steamy collaboration. Read full book review >
SWEET LEGACY  by Tera Lynn Childs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"As a whole, this series is a decent bet for teen girls graduating from Rick Riordan. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
Greek mythology comes to life in this action-packed third installment of the Sweet Venom series, with paranormal 16-year-old triplets fighting the ancient-but-not-dead Olympic gods and monsters in contemporary San Francisco. Read full book review >
SWEET SHADOWS by Tera Lynn Childs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Entertaining. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This second book in a planned trilogy about three sisters descended from Medusa brings Greek mythological monsters to the modern world. Read full book review >
SWEET VENOM by Tera Lynn Childs
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"For teens who hunger for a chick-lit alternative to Rick Riordan. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A 21st-century reboot of the Gorgon mythos. Read full book review >
FINS ARE FOREVER by Tera Lynn Childs
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 28, 2011

"For established fans of the first. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The second installment to Childs' mermaid-princess adventure (after Forgive My Fins, 2010) takes up just weeks after the Seaview high schooler has resolved to renounce her title to the underwater Thalassinia throne and become a "terraped" college-bound senior. Read full book review >
FORGIVE MY FINS by Tera Lynn Childs
Released: June 1, 2010

Imaginative sea-mythology elements help perk up the formulaic boy-crazy plot in Childs's bubbly novel. At 17, Thalassinian mermaid Lily has been landlubbing for the last three years at Seaview High School on the Florida coast in an effort to feel more connected to her mother, a "terraped," who died shortly after Lily's birth. Now in line for succession to her father's underwater throne on Thalassinia, Lily first has to "bond" with a life mate before her imminent 18th birthday, yet her unwavering choice, swim-team star Brody Bennett, doesn't notice her. However, Lily's annoying, motorcycle-riding next-door neighbor, Quince Fletcher (who can't even swim), adores her quirkiness, and the novel becomes a rather predicable exercise in convincing the stubborn heroine who's best for her. Quince indulges in some troubling importunate antics (restraining Lily in the bathroom, waylaying her for a forceful kiss in the library), and Lily is drawn as a vacillating, stomping-around character in transition. Still, details delineating the kingdom of Thalassinia and Lily's ability to move gracefully between sea and land are nicely inventive and well worth a plunge. (Fantasy/chick-lit. 12 & up)Read full book review >
GODDESS BOOT CAMP by Tera Lynn Childs
Released: June 1, 2009

Phoebe has recently learned that she is a descendent of the goddess Nike, but as amazing as that sounds, it is also a huge responsibility. She must master her newfound powers or risk the wrath of the gods—literally. Her new stepfather enrolls her in Dynamotheos Development Camp, also known as Goddess Boot Camp, for the summer. While trying to avoid being thrown into Hades, Phoebe is also training to run the marathon at the Pythian Games and working to keep her romance with Griffin from imploding. This sequel to Oh. My. Gods. (2008) is as fun and fast-paced as the first installment. Even though Phoebe is dealing with drama of mythic proportions, her insecurity in her relationships and her conflicts with friends and enemies alike make her a realistic and empathetic heroine. Flat secondary characters and predictable plot twists only minimally detract from the light and clever story line, which, although clearly begging comparison to Percy Jackson, makes for ideal beach reading. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
OH. MY. GODS. by Tera Lynn Childs
Released: May 1, 2008

Few situations are more difficult than adjusting to a new stepfamily, but what if they are all descendants of the gods? After her mother's surprise marriage, Phoebe is whisked away to a mysterious island in Greece where she must spend her senior year at the exclusive Academy. Unfortunately, the fact that her new stepfather is the headmaster is just the start of her problems. In addition to ducking the supernatural powers of her stepsister, steering clear of Hades's progeny and navigating all manner of mythical problems, she must figure out how to land a place on the cross-country team. Normally that would not be an issue for a talented runner like Phoebe, but the other runners include the offspring of some pretty swift gods, including Hermes himself. Riding the wave of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series (The Battle of the Labyrinth, 2008), 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. (Fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >