Review and Giveaway! "Goddess Girls: Artemis the Brave"

Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams have generously provided an awesome Artemis the Brave Swag Bag and a copy of the book for one lucky reader of my blog! See contest info after the review!

"Artemis the Brave" (Goddess Girls #4)
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Aladdin
Release Date: Dec 7, 2010

Source: sent by author

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from

The Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams put a modern spin on classic Greek myths!

My review:

"Artemis the Brave" is book #4 in the awesome age 8-12 series "The Goddess Girls." When I received this book, I was so excited to see that it's longer than the previous books-more to read, more to love!

All of the Goddess Girls have their own vivid personalities and Artemis is no exception. Artemis is very into her sport, archery, which she and her twin brother, Apollo, excel at. I loved seeing Artemis's great relationship with her brother. She really feels terrible when they argue because they are so close.

I love that all of the girls are so different but they all respect and appreciate their differences. None of the girls try to change each other, they accept that they're all different. Artemis's friends aren't into archery or sports, but they value her skills and never try to change her.

As with the other Goddess Girl books, there's a healthy dose of girl power. Artemis quickly learns that Orion's handsome face isn't all it's cracked up to be. Artemis also learns about her inner bravery. Everyone thinks she's very brave, but she has to work hard in order to actually feel brave herself.

This book would be great for girls who love animals because Artemis has three dogs who go with her everywhere.

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

Setting: 4/5

Romance: 4/5 (perfectly age appropriate)

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 5/5 (LOVE all the covers!!)
Writing: 5/5

Bottom Line: Another fantastic installment of the Goddess Girls series, with lots of friendship, fun, and a great message.
Check out my reviews for the first three books in the series:

More info on the series at:

GIVEAWAY RULES:Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams are generously providing one lucky reader an Aphrodite the Beauty Swag Bag!! The swag bag was carefully put together by the authors and includes:

* Artemis's puppy! An 8 1/2 inch plush dog named Amby--short for ambrosia, food of the gods! (Yomiko)
* Nail polishes (Sally)
* Bangle bracelets (mudd)
* Goddess Girls bookmark
* Autographed copy of Artemis the Brave

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  1. Sounds adorable. I love the gift pack! (not an entry)

  2. OMG - This sounds too cute!! I would say I'm entering for my niece but I would read it first :-))


  3. OMG too cute! I'd love to be entered (great review, too, Carrie!)

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  5. Thanks for your nice review of ALL Joan's and my Goddess Girls books, Carrie. We're thrilled to be part of your tour. Recently our publisher asked us for two more GG books, so eventually there will be eight. Hooray!

  6. I heart the Greeks. This sounds fantastic :)

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  7. So cute! Thanks for the cool giveaway! (:


  8. It's great that the books have a good message. That seems to be getting kind of rare for children's books these days. Great review!

  9. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.
    I love the puppy and all the swag!
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  10. What a cute books and wishing everyone luck in the giveaway. I will cheer you on from Canada :)

  11. I love this series!

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  12. I am a follower and would love to be entered!


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  13. They are just too adorable :D I would have adored these books when younger, and sure now too

  14. This sounds like such a cute book! I am a follower

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  15. I'm still reading Persephone, but I'm loving the series so far :)

  16. Hi! I'm your newest follower from a weekend blog hop! I would love to have you follow back at one or all four of my blogs :)

    Thank you! Have a wonderful week!

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  18. I forgot my email: so here goes again--
    This series looks awesome and I'd love to win this swag! :)


  19. Oh my gosh I just love the sound of these books. I've never heard of them and I'll definitely have to add them to my wish list! I think my neice would soo love them. If not I know I will =)

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway,

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  20. Ooh, looks cute!


  21. Thanks so much for stopping by, Suzanne!! I'm looking forward to the next two books!

  22. New follower! What adorable swag! Love the giveaway..thx for the chance!

  23. Hi Carrie! I'm so glad you liked that this book is a little longer than the previous three. The next two will be as well.

    I love that you mention: "there's a healthy dose of girl power." And that you noted that the four goddessgirls respect each other's differences. Suzanne and I are really enjoying writing about the friendships between them, the funny and poignant moments, and about all the goings-on at Mount Olympus Academy.

    Happy holidays to you and your awesome visitors! We look forward to mailing out the goodies to the winner! xox

  24. Thanks for stopping by, Joan!! Yes, I love all of those aspects of the books. They send such a great message to young girls!!

    Thanks, and happy holidays to you too!! :)

  25. thanks so much. looks like a cute book. I follow.

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  26. This is such a neat giveaway! My 8 year old granddaughter would be thrilled to have this!

  27. My niece would so adore this.


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  28. I love the Goddess Girls series and I love your review!!!!

  29. What an adorable giveaway This would make a great holiday gift :) I am a follower
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  30. gfc follower

  31. What a cute prize pack. The Goddess Girls series all look so cute.

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  32. The Goddess Girls, Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams looks so adorable, as do all the books in the series
    "Athena the Brain"
    "Persephone the Phony"
    "Aphrodite the Beauty"
    What a delightfully charming way to empower young girls.
    I would dearly love to win the Artemis prize package.
    Teresa (AT) LadySilk (DOT) Net

  33. I've seen this series, and it's definitely on my TBR. It looks absolutely adorable.


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