August 7, 2012

Book Review: The Girl Games by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

At First Sight: After weeks of planning, the Girl Games - a Girls Only version of the Olympic games - are about to take place at Mount Olympus Academy, with goddess girls and special mortals for all over the world coming to visit, and Athena, Artemis, Persephone and Aphrodite are in the middle of things.

Athena is excited about the games, but with her crush, Heracles, away on a sports competition of his own, she feels a little lonely. And there is a little kid who keeps coming around Athena's Dad's winged horse, Pegasus. 

Artemis has taken upon herself to make sure everything goes as planned with the games, feeling that everything is her responsibility and is quite reluctant to ask for or accept help, which is stretching her quite thin. Plus, there is an Amazon named Penthe sniffing around Artemis's crush, and she's a great archer to boot. 

Meanwhile, Aphrodite and Persephone have to deal with their respective crushes wanting to whip them into shape for the competition and with the raising tension between them due to a kitten named Adonis that has stolen both their hearts. 

Second Glance: The Girl Games is the first ever Super Special of the Goddess Girls series and it features all four POVs of the original four goddess girls.

I have some pretty hard core love for these books and I love reading each of the girls's adventures, but I liked seeing all their perspectives in one single book too. I loved how each girl had her own thing to go through within the bigger frame of the Games.

It was adorable how the girls adapted the events to fit things that girls cared about and how they tried to make things girly while keeping the competition fierce.

Also, can I just say that I LOVE the boys? they really step it up in this book with their support of the girls. 

Bottom Line: I loved the idea of a Super Special with these characters and The Girl Games delivered. It had all the stuff I like about these books and the rotating perspectives kept the book moving fast. 

Favorite Quote: "Things don't have to go perfectly to work out great in the end." - Artemis
starstarstarstar1/2Personal Favorite

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