Phoebe was an okay character for the first half of the book: She had goals and was determined to reach them. But somewhere along the line, she lost sight of all that, which really annoyed me. I was also very upset over how everything played out with her and Griffin. I wanted to hit her (and him)!
Anyway, on to story. The story was good, but there are a few things I wish the author had done differently. Like the decendents' powers. I wish they'd been different based on what god they were related to. Yeah, they all had different skills, but they all had the same powers, which were too limitless if you ask me.
I felt like all their problems were solved too quickly. Like when Phoebe almost gave away the secret of Serfopoula, or the ten year feud between Nicole and Griffin. Every time an issue came up, I got the feeling that Childs wimped out a little.
I didn't like how easily everyone accepted the news that the Greek gods were real. Yes, Phoebe fainted when she found out, and had a bit of visual evidense to back up the story, but I still think she accepted it too quickly. SPOILERS! Her friends accepted it waaay too easily. They didn't even really have anything to prove it.
Anyway, I liked this book. There were a few things I think could have been done a little better, but it was still good.
I give Oh. My. Gods. three Fists of Rock.