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"Persephone the Daring" Goddess Girls #11 Review

"Persephone the Daring" Goddess Girls #11
 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Aladdin 
Release Date: Aug 6, 2013
Source: sent by the authors

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Summary from goodreads.com:

Mortal rock star Orpheus steals the spotlight in this Goddess Girls tale of love and lyres!Orpheus is a mortal rock god, and the girls at Mount Olympus Academy are wild about him! With his lyre and singing voice, Orpheus can charm pretty much anything—even things like stones and trees. But Hades and the other MOA boys aren’t charmed. In fact, they are less than thrilled that the girls are so gaga over this guy.

His fans are especially excited about his latest song about the girl he loved and lost, Eurydice. Orpheus was devastated when he lost Eurydice to the Underworld, so he asks Persephone to help get her back. Though it means breaking some very serious Underworld rules, Persephone pushes Hades to return Eurydice to the living world. But restoring Orpheus’s one true love might jeopardize Persephone’s own chances with her biggest crush...

My Review:


I love this entire series, and this is one of the best installments yet. It's definitely one of my favorites, if not my overall favorite, and that's saying something! I think I literally read this book with a huge smile on my face!

Persephone was already one of my favorite characters from the series, she's so shy and adorable, but she's actually really strong too. This book had a great story about Persephone trying to be more daring. She even made a new friend, Eurydice-Orpheus's back up singer, who was super brave. However, Persephone soon found out that Eurydice was more than daring, she was out of control! Maybe it's not such a bad thing to be the dependable one.

While the book does teach girls a valuable lesson about responsibility, there is so much fun to be had in this book, too. Orpheus is a cute pop star, who has a cute personality to boot. But fans of Persephone's cute romance with Hades need not get too nervous! It would take more than a cute mortal pop star to break up Mount Olympus' favorite couple!

I just love this series and the more books that I read, the more I love all the characters. It was great to see quite a bit of Medusa in this book. Ever since she got her own book, she's no longer 'Medusa the Mean', but she sure is spunky and so much fun to read about!

Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5

Setting: 5/5

Romance: 5/5

Uniqueness: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Writing: 5/5



Bottom Line: A fantastic new addition to my favorite middle grade series. This one is a must read for fans of the books, and for new readers alike!

If you think this Goddess Girls book sounds great, check out my reviews for ALL of the books in the series!  

#1 Athena the Brain
#2 Persephone the Phony (one of my favorites in the series)
#3 Aphrodite the Beauty (another top pick in the series)
#4 Artemis the Brave
#5 Athena the Wise
#6 Aphrodite the Diva
#7 Artemis the Loyal 
#8 Medusa the Mean (another of my favorites)
#9 Pandora the Curious 
#10 Pheme the Gossip
Super Special: The Girl Games 


Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Waiting on Wednesday 240


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"Prince of Shadows"
by Rachel Caine
NAL
Release Date:  Feb 4, 2014

The following description is from barnesandnoble.com:

A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series.

In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and—if they survive—marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born.

Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona—and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona…

…And will rewrite all their fates, forever.
Romeo and Juliet! I cannot resist this!

What are you waiting for this week???

Sunday Shout Out 40


Recently, I introduced a new feature here at In the Hammock on Sundays. It's called "Sunday Shout Out" and it's a place where I can give a special shout out to those publishers and authors who have sent me books over the week, as well as those bloggers who have hosted contests that I've won! I'll also be giving shout outs to any other cool books, blogs or bookish news that I've spotted during the week.

For Review
"Doon" by Carey Corp
   


"Welcome to Last Chance" by Cathleen Armstrong 





Contest Wins
"16 Lighthouse Road" (Cedar Cove) by Debbie Macomber


Won from WriteMeg





Sunday Shout Out 39


Recently, I introduced a new feature here at In the Hammock on Sundays. It's called "Sunday Shout Out" and it's a place where I can give a special shout out to those publishers and authors who have sent me books over the week, as well as those bloggers who have hosted contests that I've won! I'll also be giving shout outs to any other cool books, blogs or bookish news that I've spotted during the week.

For Review
"Persephone the Daring" Goddess Girls # 11 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
 
  
I am LOVING the newest Goddess Girls!!

"Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire" Heroes in Training #4 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams


"My Lady Quicksilver" by Bec McMaster


I am SO excited for Lady Quicksilver!

"Royal Inheritance" by Kate Emerson



Contest Wins
"The Wicked Wedding of Ellie Vyne" by Jayne Fresina

Won from Book Girl of Mur-y Castell

"Just Like My Papa" by Toni Buzzeo


The cuteness!!!!
Won from Once Upon a Story
"The Star Attraction" by Alison Sweeney

So fun!
Won from Reading Lark





Waiting on Wednesday 239


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"A Study in Silks"
by Emma Jane Holloway
Del Rey
Release Date: Sep 24, 2013

The following description is from goodreads.com:

Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London’s high society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse.
 
In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch, and sorcery the demon enemy of the empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty’s secret laboratories. What’s a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she’s never found out?

But then there’s that murder. As Sherlock’s niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask.
Oooh, Steampunk combined with Sherlock Holmes' niece! Sounds like so much fun!

What are you waiting for this week???

Grace Burrowes Scottish Victorian Giveaway!!


Thanks to Sourcebooks, a lucky In the Hammock reader will win two autographed books by one of my favorite authors, Grace Burrowes!! To celebrate the release of her new book, "Once Upon a Tartan", one winner will receive autographed copies of her new book as well as the first book in the series, "The Bridegroom Wore Plaid"!


 
"Once Upon a Tartan"
by Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: Aug 2013
Source: N/A


Summary from the publisher:
Honor or happiness—he can’t have both.

Tiberius Flynn may be every inch an English lord, but smart, headstrong beauty Hester Daniels has no use for his high-handed ways--no matter how handsome, charming, or beguiling he is. They only see eye to eye in caring about the feisty little girl who is under their protection.

Tiberius's haughty insistence that his wealthy estate in England is a better place for the child than her beloved, rundown Scotland home sparks Hester's fierce protectiveness, and the battle lines are drawn.
 



Grace Burrowes Scottish Victorian Giveaway!

One lucky In the Hammock reader will win autographed copies of both books in this series! Both "Once Upon and Tartan" and "The Bridegroom Wore Plaid".




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Free Ebooks for Kindle and Nook! Aug 3


Hi, everyone!

I've found a few great ebooks available for free for Kindle and Nook!

A lot of you know that I LOVE this author's books! If you haven't read anything by her yet, this would be a great time to give her books a try!

"The Bridegroom Wore Plaid" by Grace Burrowes



"Against the Tide" by Elizabeth Camden

(not free for Nook)

"Winning a Bride" by Jade Lee (A Novella)

(not free for Nook)

Hurry and grab these while they are still free!

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