by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Release Date: Aug 6, 2013
Source: sent by the authors
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
Mortal rock star Orpheus steals the spotlight in this Goddess Girls tale of love and lyres!Orpheus is a mortal rock god, and the girls at Mount Olympus Academy are wild about him! With his lyre and singing voice, Orpheus can charm pretty much anything—even things like stones and trees. But Hades and the other MOA boys aren’t charmed. In fact, they are less than thrilled that the girls are so gaga over this guy.
His fans are especially excited about his latest song about the girl he loved and lost, Eurydice. Orpheus was devastated when he lost Eurydice to the Underworld, so he asks Persephone to help get her back. Though it means breaking some very serious Underworld rules, Persephone pushes Hades to return Eurydice to the living world. But restoring Orpheus’s one true love might jeopardize Persephone’s own chances with her biggest crush...
I love this entire series, and this is one of the best installments yet. It's definitely one of my favorites, if not my overall favorite, and that's saying something! I think I literally read this book with a huge smile on my face!
Persephone was already one of my favorite characters from the series, she's so shy and adorable, but she's actually really strong too. This book had a great story about Persephone trying to be more daring. She even made a new friend, Eurydice-Orpheus's back up singer, who was super brave. However, Persephone soon found out that Eurydice was more than daring, she was out of control! Maybe it's not such a bad thing to be the dependable one.
While the book does teach girls a valuable lesson about responsibility, there is so much fun to be had in this book, too. Orpheus is a cute pop star, who has a cute personality to boot. But fans of Persephone's cute romance with Hades need not get too nervous! It would take more than a cute mortal pop star to break up Mount Olympus' favorite couple!
I just love this series and the more books that I read, the more I love all the characters. It was great to see quite a bit of Medusa in this book. Ever since she got her own book, she's no longer 'Medusa the Mean', but she sure is spunky and so much fun to read about!
Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5
Bottom Line: A fantastic new addition to my favorite middle grade series. This one is a must read for fans of the books, and for new readers alike!
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)
#9 Pandora the Curious
#10 Pheme the Gossip
Super Special: The Girl Games
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.