April 21, 2012

Book Review: Artemis the Loyal by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

At First Sight: Artemis has always been extremely close to her twin brother Apollo, only that lately they have been a bit at odds.

And now, Mount Olympus Academy is all a-buzz because of the Olympic Games, and Artemis would be excited too if not for the fact that, as a girl, she's not allowed to participate as the games are boy's only, which is simply not fair.

But Artemis is not one to suffer injustice quietly, so she and her friends Athena, Persephone and Aphrodite come up with a plan to right this wrong.

Second GlanceArtemis the Loyal is a great addition to the Goddess Girls series (it's the 7th book) but, as always, it can be read on it's own just as well.

Artemis isn't my favorite Goddess Girl, but I'm always surprised by how much I enjoy her books. I loved seeing more of her relationship with her brother in this book, seeing more of their bond.

And I loved the solution she came up with about the Olympic Games. I thought it was a perfectly lovely and fair solution - I swear, for a moment I was afraid I was gonna hate this aspect of the book on the same grounds I loathe Frankie Landau-Banks, but I should have know Joan and Suzanne are two authors I could trust because Artemis surprised me and I LOVED her plan. It was truly fair.

If I have a minor complaint is that the other goddesses really took a backseat in this story, and I thought they were less pressent than in other books of the series.

Bottom LineArtemis the Loyal is a lovely book that made me grow to like Artemis more than I already did. I loved the message and the treatment of it. This is such a funny, sweet book.

Favorite Quote: "Well, at least you fought for what you believe in," Actaeon told her. "You tried to change things. I admire you for that."
"Really? Thanks," said Artemis, He was such a sweet boy. And cute. But no in a flashy way like Orion, her first crush, Sweet was way better than flashy, she decided"

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