Sunday, July 12, 2015

Aphrodite the Beauty and Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

So I have really gotten into the Goddess Girls series, thanks to all my 4th through 6th grade group that loves discussing them. The books are age appropriate retellings of the myths and all the books take place at Mount Olympus Academy or MOA as they refer to it in the books. These were both Booking it Through the Summer reads.
Aphrodite the Beauty (Goddess Girls, #3)
Aladdin
Artemis the Brave (Goddess Girls, #4)
Aladdin
                                             
This is a two books in one review, since the books are kind of short and I have not been doing so well on reviews lately. Aphrodite the Beauty focuses on the love goddess and her abilities to charm the godboys. Aphrodite decides to play matchmaker and glams up Athena and then is jealous of the attention Athena gets. Aphrodite also decided to help a mortal Hippomenes who is in love with Atlanta, the fastest woman and who will die if he cannot beat her in a race.
Artemis the Brave focuses on Artemis, a great huntress who briefly falls for the mortal Orion, who thinks a bit highly of himself. When Artemis and her friends get stuck in a tricky situation, Artemis must realize that being brave means sometimes being scared, but going on in spite of fear.

I like this series because each book does have a moral to the story and the girls support their friends no matter what. These are not the exact original myths, but I really like how they allude to the original stories. Both books were 4 cups of cocoa reads!

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