Giveaway and Review: "Aphrodite the Diva" Goddess Girls #6

Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams have generously provided awesome Aphrodite the Diva swag and an autographed copy of the book for one lucky reader of my blog! See contest info after the review!

"Aphrodite the Diva" (Goddess Girls #6)

by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Aladdin
Release Date: Aug 9, 2010
Source: sent by authors

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from
In book 6, an exchange student from Egypt, Isis, is encroaching on Aphrodite's match-making turf. Will she also edge Aphrodite out of her group of friends?

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 and their friends as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most privileged gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.

My Review:

This was another funny, sweet, and romantic installment of one of my favorite series! In this book, Aphrodite finds out she may not be the only goddess of love when she meets Isis in Egypt. A friendly rivalry results where Aphrodite and Isis compete to be the first to find the perfect love match for Pygmalion.

I love that the girls aren't mean spirited in their competition, even though the mortals are spreading vicious rumors that they are literally fighting. There's a lot to learn about healthy competition, while respecting each other's differences.

Aphrodite, as the goddess of love, gets to play matchmaker a lot in this book. In fact, I would have loved to have seen more of her matchmaking and the results! The couples she chose to put together were just so adorable! It would have been so fun to see more of the love matches sprinkled throughout the book.

I'm glad we got to see some old favorites from "Aphrodite the Beauty", Hephaestus and Ares. It was great to see them back for another story.

As always, with the Goddess Girls series, there's a lot to love about this book, and I would definitely recommend it to all tween girls. While this wasn't the strongest of the series, it was definitely a welcome addition. All of the books are fun with lots of age-appropriate romance, and they also have a great message about friendship, doing the right thing, and girls being strong.

Main Characters: 4/5 
Supporting Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5

Romance: 4/5

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

Bottom Line: Another can't miss installment of the Goddess Girls series, this time with lots of love matches and some friendly rivalry. 

Check out my reviews for the first five books in the series:

More info on the series at:

Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams are generously providing one lucky reader an autographed copy of Aphrodite the Diva and swag!! The swag was carefully put together by the authors and includes:

* GODDESSGIRLS bead necklaces made by Joan and Suzanne.
Strung on colorful stretchy cord, they can be shortened into bracelets. (Beads & cord packages purchased at Michaels say they're not for under age 14. Actual colors will vary.)

* Aphrodite the Diva book signed by Joan and Suzanne
* Bookmark featuring six Goddess Girls books


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  1. Carrie, I'd love to win this!! This is a series I think my daughter will love!
    Thanks for the opportunity!!
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  2. Yay! So looking forward to this book :) I like how they're branching off now and including different mythologies. This series is beyond cute.

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  3. *jumps up and down*

    It sounds awesome, I can't wait to read this one - I really like the whole Pygmalion story - and I'm really like Hephaestus is back, he was such a sweetie.

    :) Can't wait for what Aphrodite and the other GGs get up to in the book!

    Love the review!

  4. I haven't had a chance to read this series yet but I've read all your reviews and it sounds so adorable that I recommended it to my niece.

    Nice giveaway too! Thank you.


  5. Awwww I so wanna read one of these. They are just the cutest

  6. These books always sound so cute :)

    Great review!

  7. My youngest daughter loves these books. Thanks for the giveaway and the review.

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  8. My youngest daughter adores these books! This is one she does not have yet and would love me extra for getting for her!

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    Thank you for the chance!
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  9. Sounds good..thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  10. These books sound like so much fun! I'd love to read one.
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  11. Hi Carrie,

    Thank you so much for the beautiful post and for hosting our giveaway for Aphrodite the Diva! Its official release day was yesterday, and our publisher posted a preview chapter on their site at

    I can hardly believe this is book 6. This is one of my favorite covers I think, though I love them all. Glen Hanson does an amazing job illustrating them.

    Suzanne and I are looking forward to the giveaway on the 15th. Woo hoo!


    ~ Joan

  12. Thanks to everyone for stopping by Carrie's blog. I really appreciate it! I see some new faces and faces of pals I've chatted with before. *waving*

    Thanks for your "beyond cute", Small Review. I love that.

    Alex, I've always loved the Pygmalion myth, too. I'm glad we got to do this modern spin on it.

    Karen, thank you for the rec to your niece. Word of mouth is so important. I know it makes a big difference in what books I choose to read myself.

    Maria, it is wonderful to hear that your daughter is enjoying the Goddess Girls. Yay!

    Hugs to you all, and happy reading!

    ~ Joan

  13. Thanks so much for stopping, Joan! I'm sure everyone will love reading the preview chapter!

    I love all of the covers too! They are not only adorable but they feature so many elements of the actual story :)

    Thanks again, I can't wait for book 7!!

  14. I have heard so many good things about this series, they sounds so fun and romantic!!! And the covers are adorable!!!

  15. I also have heard so many good things about The Goddess Girls books. My granddaughter would go crazy for these books. We'll have to catch up. Thanks for the reviews as well as the giveaway.
    Carol L
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  18. I'm a new GFC follower! I found you through book blogs. This is an awesome giveaway. I love anything greek :)

  19. I'm a new follower too!! Although I found you through the Goddess Girls for my daughter I'm excited to read your reviews of YA and Romance too!! My daughter is in love with these books!!

  20. gfc follower Great contest!

  21. This series sounds like fun. It must have come out after I left my job as a children's librarian. It is something my granddaughter will enjoy.
    Thank you for the review and the giveaway.

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  22. This book looks so cute! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  23. These look like the cutest books! I've seen them reviewed elsewhere and loved the covers and reviews of them! I'm glad you liked it. Sorry I missed the giveaway. I should have visited earlier!



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