Giveaway and Review: "Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games"

"Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games"
 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Aladdin
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Source: sent by the authors

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Summary from goodreads.com:

The first-ever standalone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series—let the games begin!Athena, Medusa, Artemis, and Persephone are sick and tired of being left out of the annual boys-only Olympic Games. Their solution? The Girl Games! But as the Goddess Girls work to make their dream into a reality, they come up against plenty of chaos and competition. Told in alternating points of view, this superspecial is packed with Olympic spirit!


My Review:

"The Girl Games" is the first Super Special edition of the Goddess Girls series, and hopefully it won't be the last! Just in time for the Summer Olympics in London, the girls are hosting the very first Olympics just for girls! They have come up with some super cute finishing touches for their girl games including pink sand in the long jump pits, and the most adorable stuffed beanbag animals to hand off in the relays instead of batons.

The book is extra lengthy for those of us who can't get enough of the Goddess Girls and it features chapters told from the four main girls' alternating points of view. This style (which I like to call "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" style) is so great because everyone can read about their favorite character's point of view in the same book. Also, it makes the pages fly by, with so many different story lines to read about, there's never a slow moment.

My favorite storyline in this installment was probably the new kitten, Adonis. As soon as I saw the cover, I was wondering who the adorable little kitten was. Just like Aphrodite and Persephone, I was smitten with him from the beginning. The girls learn about responsibility, as well as sharing and jealousy, because of the new kitten.

I also really liked Artemis' story as the girl in charge of the Girl Games. She wants everything to be perfect, and thinks in order to get the results she wants, she has to do everything herself.

As always, I love the girls' crushes. Their romances are so adorable and age appropriate. Also, instead of taking center stage, they are mixed into the stories in perfect amounts.

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: A perfect read this summer during the Summer Olympics, and a great way to learn about competition and friendship.



GIVEAWAY RULES:

Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams have generously provided a finished copy of "Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games" and a bookmark 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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  • 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 Mon Jul 30
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!



If you think this Goddess Girls book sounds great, check out my reviews for ALL of the books in the series!  

#1 Athena the Brain
#2 Persephone the Phony (one of my favorites in the series)
#3 Aphrodite the Beauty (another top pick in the series)
#4 Artemis the Brave
#5 Athena the Wise
#6 Aphrodite the Diva
#7 Artemis the Loyal 
#8 Medusa the Mean (another of my favorites)

15 comments:

Shane said...

Cute cove but I don't think this is for me, nothing beats a try still

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

YAY! I'm glad you loved it so much!
I'm still waiting for my copy from TBD, but I'm so excited.

I was very intrigued about the Kitten too! :D

Blodeuedd said...

I just wanna hug these books and read them :)

molly.frenzel said...

This series is so cute! My daughter loves these books.
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Ali said...

Very cute cover! My daughter would love these books. my email is alisbookshelf@yahoo.com

Thanks so much for the giveaway
Ali

Liz. R said...

Sounds so cute! I'm a sucker for adorable romances, so will have to check this book out! Thanks for the review :).

cyn209 said...

so would love to win so i can share with my little cousin!!!
thank you for the chance!!

cyn209 at juno dot com

fdigsby said...

I would love to read this!

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Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I'm excited for this book since my daughter loves these books and is begging me to get her another one!

Thanks so much!

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Cricket said...

Cool, these books are so cute.
GFC Cricket
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The Book Snoop said...

Just in time for the Olympics. What a cute looking book! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

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BURIED IN BOOKS said...

I have to start collecting this series. I wasn't blessed with a daughter, but I have a soon to be five year old niece and I want to sit her down and read to her whenever I get the chance. She's already so grown up with such older brothers and sisters that I want to make sure I can read these stories to her.

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