Monday, August 8, 2011

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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