Book Review: Athena the Brain (Goddess Girls #1) by Joan Holub

ATHENA HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOVE AVERAGE. She’s never quite fit in at Triton Junior High, but who would’ve guessed that Athena is actually a goddess? Principal Zeus’s daughter, to be exact. When she’s summoned to Mount Olympus Academy, Athena thinks she might actually fit in for the first time in her life. But in some ways, school on Mount Olympus is not that different from down on Earth, and Athena is going to have to deal with the baddest mean girl in history — Medusa!Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams put a modern spin on classic myths with the Goddess Girls series. Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.

I’m a huge fan of the Percy Jackson series.  My children have all listened to the series multiple times but the reading level is beyond their read alone abilities.  The Goddess Girls series puts a new spin on Greek mythology aimed at a lower reading level than the Percy Jackson series.  This new series by Joan Holub is perfect for girls ages 8-10 and even held the interest of this pushing 40 year old mother as well.

The first book Athena the Brain was a really quick read taking me less than an hour to get through.  Athena receives word that she is the daughter of Zeus and heads to Mount Olympus Academy to attend school.  She meets new friends: Artemis, Pandora, Aphrodite and well as a host of other mythical Gods, Goddess and creatures.  A fun, light read aimed at pre-tween girls.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Content: Clean

Source: From Author for Review