Review and Giveaway! "Artemis the Loyal" Goddess Girls #7

"Artemis the Loyal" (Goddess Girls #7)
 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Aladdin
Release Date: Dec 6, 2011 
Source: sent by the authors

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Summary from goodreads.com:

It's time for the annual Olympic Games, and the four goddessgirls are not happy! It's boys only--and the girls at MOA are not pleased.
Led by Artemis, Athena, Persphone and Aphrodite, the ladies of Mount Olympus hatch a plan to get Zeus to open up the games to everyone. Will they succeed--or end up watching from the sidelines again?
These classic myths from the Greek pantheon are given a modern twist that contemporary tweens can relate to, from dealing with bullies like Medusa to a first crush on an unlikely boy. Goddess Girls follows four goddesses-in-training – Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis – as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most priviledged gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.


My Review:

This is yet another excellent addition to the Goddess Girls series. The entire gang of Goddess Girls is back in this story told from Artemis' point of view.

This installment really explores Artemis' relationship with her twin brother, Apollo. Artemis wants things to be like they always have been, but Apollo is starting to need his own space.  Artemis tries to understand that just because Apollo wants to see if he can succeed on his own and do things for himself instead of relying on Artemis, it doesn't mean that they have to grow apart.

I like that Artemis has a crush, but she also has a boy who is just a friend. It's nice to see boys and girls as friends but not in a romantic way. Of course, there's a cute romance too, with plenty of pitfalls.

The main conflict in the book is that girls aren't allowed to participate in the Olympics at school. It's great to Artemis fired up about equal rights for girls. Hopefully, it will encourage girls to speak up for themselves in their own lives.
 

Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5

Setting: 5/5

Romance: 5/5

Uniqueness: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Writing: 5/5



Bottom Line: Another fantastic installment of one of my favorite series. The Goddess Girls are such great role models for girls.




GIVEAWAY RULES:

Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams have generously provided a finished copy of "Artemis the Loyal" for one lucky reader of my blog!

All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and leave a comment on this post with your email address! Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :) Also, if you aren't comfortable leaving your email here, go ahead and leave a comment and then send me an email with your email addy


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Rules:
  • US only
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Extra entries are optional and can all be left in the same comment
  • Leave a comment with your email address
  • Books will be mailed out by the authors, In the Hammock is not responsible for lost or missing books, or the amount of time taken to ship the books
  • Must be 18 or over 
  • Ends Sun Jan 1
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!


11 comments:

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Good to know this is good!
I love love this series and this year promises to be very exciting for the GGs!
I can't wait' to read it.

I follow and I tweeted the giveaway
http://twitter.com/#!/DarthClavie/status/149360428823220225

*grins*

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Maji Bookshelf said...

Thanks alot for this lovely giveaway!!
The book sounds soo iinteresting!! And lovely review!

GFC: Maji Bookshelf
e-mail: loka.chan77(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Blodeuedd said...

These books are just so cute! I hope to read one one day :=D

Robin K said...

I would love to be entered. Thank you for the contest.

I follow as Robin K.

robin (at) intensewhisper (dot) com

Sharon said...

I love this series.
wdwfla at gmail dot com

cyn209 said...

looks like a cute story to share w/my little cousin!!!
thank you for this giveaway!!
cyn209 at juno dot com

KM said...

Ok I've heard a million good things about this series. I should really read it!

Joan Holub said...

Hi Carrie,

I'm so glad you enjoyed this book and am delighted that you see the GGs as role models! Thank you for the lovely review and for hosting the giveaway on your beautiful blog--I love the colors you chose.

Suzanne and I really enjoy writing the books and this one was great fun for us. Next up, Medusa the Mean, out in April.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful, healthy, safe holiday!

xox Joan

Joan Holub said...

Hi Alex, thank you for your kind words. Good to see you here!

Hi Maji, Blodeuedd, and Robin. Thanks so much for visiting Carrie's blog and dropping comments. I hope you enjoy GG7 if you get a chance to take a look!

Sharon, you are a sweetie! I'm so glad you're enjoying the series.

Cyn and KM, I'm glad the Goddess Girls sound intriguing and hope you like them!

Happy holidays, everyone!

Suzanne Williams said...

KM: You've heard a million good things about Goddess Girls? Yay! Thank you, thank you.

Carrie: Thanks for the nice review. We really appreciate you hosting us.

Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway.

Enjoy your holidays!

LilMissMolly said...

These books look like so much fun. I'd love to win one!
lvsgund at gmail.com

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