Blog Tour: Book Review: Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Artemis the Brave
(Goddess Girls #4)

All of Artemis’s friends and classmates depend on her to be the most courageous goddessgirl in Mount Olympus Academy. Little do they know that despite her expert archery skills, the smelly geryons, ring-nosed Minotaurs, and stinging scorpions in Beast-ology class scare her as much as anyone else! But what’s really bothering her now is that funny feeling she has whenever she looks at foreign exchange student Orion. She’s never had a crush before–could this be what all the fuss is about? And will she find the courage to talk to her crush, make him see her as more than a pal, and to ace Beast-ology class?


Series scoop:
Join the class at Mount Olympus Academy with Goddess Girls, a new series that puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths!
Aladdin paperbacks, ages 8 ~ 12.
Athena the Brain
Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony
Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty
Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave
She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.



Coming Soon:
Athena the Wise
Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he’ll get kicked out of MOA! Although she’s not sure it’s wise, Athena agrees to help out. (April 5, 2011)
Aphrodite the Diva
Isis claims she’s the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever. (August 2011)
Two more Goddess Girls books to come!

Review:

I love this series.  It’s perfect for girls ages 8+.  A great introduction to Greek mythology in a way that is entertaining and fun. 

Artemis is Goddess of the Hunt and thinks she shouldn’t have any fears while hunting, but she does.  She’s afraid to let anyone know she’s not as brave as everyone thinks.  Enter, stuck on himself, exchange student Orion, when Artemis finds herself crushing on him suddenly she has a new round of fears to face. 

I like that these books teach great lessons with strong heroines.  I highly recommend this series to middle grade readers and those looknig to enjoy a quick, fun book.

Content: Clean

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Source: From author for review as part of The Teen {Book} Scene Blog Tour