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Artemis the Loyal

(Goddess Girls #7)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  2,228 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
It's time for the annual Olympic Games, and the four goddessgirls are not happy! It's boys only--and the girls at MOA are not pleased.

Led by Artemis, Athena, Persphone and Aphrodite, the ladies of Mount Olympus hatch a plan to get Zeus to open up the games to everyone. Will they succeed--or end up watching from the sidelines again?

These classic myths from the Greek panthe

Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Aladdin
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Jonathan Peto
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Well, it did not hold my daughter's interest. After suggesting we read something else for a few days, she finally admitted she'd like to abandon it. That may not reflect badly on the story per se, because my daughter is younger than my students (and even they may be younger than the book's intended audience), but I have to admit that I wanted to abandon it almost from the first or second chapter.

The characters are the Greek gods and most of them are high school students. Zeus is the principal. A
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is yet another excellent addition to the Goddess Girls series. The entire gang of Goddess Girls is back in this story told from Artemis' point of view.

This installment really explores Artemis' relationship with her twin brother, Apollo. Artemis wants things to be like they always have been, but Apollo is starting to need his own space. Artemis tries to understand that just because Apollo wants to see if he can succeed on his own and do things for himself instead of relying on Artemis, it do
Joan Holub
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-work
Goddess Girls series, ages 8-12, Aladdin paperbacks
#1 Athena the Brain
#2 Persephone the Phony
#3 Aphrodite the Beauty
#4 Artemis the Brave
#5 Athena the Wise (April 2011)
#6 Aphrodite the Diva (August 2011)
#7 Artemis the Loyal
#8 Medusa the Mean
From the Back Cover
The Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths! Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy where the most privilege
Serena Publius

I enjoyed the book, Artemis the Loyal. Artemis is trying to help her brother, Apollo, beat the Python in a battle, while trying to get a second Olympian games for girls only. She faces many struggles with friends and family when attempting these goals. Artemis needs the help of her three goddess friends: Aphrodite, Athena, and Persephone, to convince Zeus (their dad and principal) those girls should have Olympian games too. She also has a hard time convincing Apollo, her twin brother that the py
Oct 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
i didnt really enjoy this book my friend recommened this book and it was like reading a begginers chapter book not very intersting and the plot was very dull i was very dissapointed at how this book turned out
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of Greek Mythology with a twist
Shelves: fantasy
The story begins at Mount Olympus Academy where the Olympic games are about to begin. Just like years in the past it is a "no girls" allowed competition. This doesn't sit to well with Artemis so she strives to develop her own games and convince principal Zeus that he should change his mind. I love how the authors explore every day issues in a fun, upbeat way. They delve into the relationship between Artemis and her brother Apollo and the need to feel like you fit in. The plot always has a nice m ...more
Kristen McQuinn
Read this with my daughter. Review is on my blog:

In Artemis the Loyal, Artemis is on a mission to convince Principal Zeus, King of the Gods and Ruler of the Heavens, that it is not fair that the Olympic Games are for boys only. She is an excellent athlete and wants to compete, as do many other girls. Artemis goes on a mission to convince Zeus to change his mind and allow girls to have their own girls-only Olympics. Simultaneously, he twin Apollo is determ
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book a lot because the author is writing one of my favorite genres it describes a lot of feelings and emotions, it also showes how the writer expresses really well

I DO NOT recommend this for people who do not like Greek religion, also not for people who see images in their mind very clearly
Elizabeth Chang
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews, 3-stars, 2017
Ooh, it's always so nice when I get a chance to read a book that isn't riddled with cryptic messages and super deep-read-between-the-lines meanings. It's so...refreshing!

I liked how this book dealt with some sibling issues. I have a sister (not a twin), and I could totally relate!

I liked the riddles Python presented, too! Those were, ugh, tricky to puzzle out, but not in a bad way!

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Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book I'm doing my book report on is Goddess Girls Artemis The Loyal made by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams on October 30, 2012. The lead of my book is Artemis the goddess of wilderness and hunt for animals. When I was in the 6th and 7th grade I would read books about shy girls going through hard times. Now that I am in 8th grade I decided to read a mythical book that had a strong dependent Goddess Girl.
Girls have always been treated like they can’t do what boys do. In this book the Goddes
Jan 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
All the good things I said about the last book in this series? Pretty much undone in this one. Boo. Overall, though they aren't high literature, I do like this series and I like that they present 1) Greek mythology in a fun, relatable (if not always *completely* accurate) way, 2) female characters that have unique personalities and problems (rather than always falling into clichéd "types"), 3) easy, fast-paced storytelling, and 4) a series that intentionally appeals to my daughter but that even ...more
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I agreed to read and review this book because my 8-year-old daughter LOVES the Goddess Girls. LOVES them. She is in the third grade, and this is the first series – really these books are the first books in general – that she has just gobbled up! She’s been known to read for as long as an hour at a time when engrossed in one of these. I’ve been meaning to give them a read, too. For one, I like to be aware of what my kids are reading, and also I like the idea of being able to discuss the books wit ...more
Oct 01, 2012 rated it really liked it

Artemis the Loyal is the seventh book in the Goddess Girl series. Artemis is the Greek goddess of bravery and archery. She attends MOA. That is short for Mount Olympus Academy. She goes there with all her other Goddess Girl buddies.
This is no ordinary time at Mount Olympus Academy, nope, it is time for the Olympic Games. The Olympic Games are annual challenges that the gods have to go through to see who is the most dominant of them all. But this year there is something new. It is the Python-O-
American Mensa
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chapter-books

The book is about the goddess named Artemis who attends Mount Olympus Academy. The Annual Olympic Games are coming up and she wants to compete in them, but according to Zeus, the King of the Gods and also the principal at the Academy, only boys are allowed to compete in the games! Not fair!! Artemis is also better at sports than most of the godboys. So, Artemis decided to do something about it by drawing up a petition for a Girls-Only Olympics! The purpose of the petition was so Zeus would see t
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 t
Feb 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: quarter-3
(I read this book in third quarter.) I loved this book because it was another book from the Goddess Girls Series and it had the point of view of one of my favorite Greek goddesses, Artemis. This book had thrills and chills that keeps through the end. The book makes everyone have their own times of when their brother made them look like a fool or maybe have had something you love, but could not do it. This was why I really liked this book a whole lot.
This book is about the gods and goddesses a
{My Thoughts} – Artemis and Apollo go through some rough spots within this new installment of the Goddess Girls Series.

Artemis wants to help her twin Apollo as much as possible. She feels that it is her place to stand up for him. However, he doesn’t like her doing everything for him because he thinks it makes him look weak in front of their classmates.

A lot goes on within the pages of this book. The main topic is the Olympic Games that are boy only. It does allow for competition from other schoo
This was a very enjoyable book. Definitely not my favourite in the series but I liked it. It seems to be becoming an occupational hazard with this series; in the first half of the book, I get seriously annoyed at all the characters and the story seems rubbish. But then in the second half - where all the problems begin to get solved - it's brill!

One thing I DIDN'T like was the Actaeon storyline. I mean Artemis had a crush in her first book - so it was boring to read about it again and anyway, it'
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: young adults
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: public library
I first discovered this series two years ago when I was in the sixth grade. Ever since then, I have read most of the books in the series. I like how the two authors put a mythological twist on realistic problems. It was a fun read. Even though the books in the series could be most popular for young people, I think people of all ages will enjoy it. Like me, two years later I'm in the eighth grade and I go to the library, see it on a shelf, and I instantly make a grab for it. Even though my favori ...more
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was the week of the Olympics at M.O.A. and the god twins, Artemis and Apollo, were racing to the colosseum. Artemis won the race but that makes Apollo mad and embarrassed that he was beaten by a girl, but Artemis didn't know why he was mad at her. Later during the practice games two giants came and were asking to join the olympic games. There was a huge fight over if they should join or not, but Zeus allowed them to join. Artemis, Athena, Persephone and Aphrodite thought it wasn't fair that t ...more
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I think this is a loving story about Artemis and seeing what she does or thinks about certain things and certain situations. You come to understand her more. I learned that she would fight for what she believes in, help her brother even if he doesn't allow it, and have a crush on someone even though she not the "girly" type like Aphrodite. Artemis never gave up the idea of girls playing sports. She thought they should be. So every time Zeus tries to discourage her, she would find another way to ...more
❀ Sabina
"Artemis the loyal" by Joan Holub
Read: September 8-9, 2015

September 10, 2015

The second story from Artemis' perspective tells about Artemis' wish to participate in the Olympics. Since Zeus has declared that only boys can participate, the rule stays. Artemis tries different tactics to convince the MOA students that girls should have the right to participate in the Olympics. But while this happens, her brother and Artemis get in an argument and she loses his support and perhaps even his loyalty?
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Artemis the Loyal is about a young goddess, named Artemis. Out of her three other friends (and the school) Artemis is one of the most athletic people. Even to the point where she can beat the boys. The Olympics are coming up and Artemis is ready to rumble! The only problem is... The olympics are only for BOYS! It's not fair! What Artemis wants to do, is start a petition. With Hera and Zues' wedding approaching, Zues is stressed and this is the last thing he wants to deal with. Luckily Artemis ge ...more
Linda Jaejoong
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-until-2018
Die Olympischen Spiele stehen vor der Tür, aber sie sind leider nur für Jungs. Artemis ist außer sich, sie ist der Meinung das Mädchen genauso gut sind wie die Jungs. Also versuchen sie und ihre Freundinnen alles um für Gleichheit unter den Geschlechtern zu sorgen. Doch können sie diese Schlacht wirklich gewinnen und warum macht Artemiss Herz so komische Sprünge wenn sie dem sterblichen Actaeon begegnet?

Die Handlung war ja super schön, aber Artemis als Hauptperson ist einfach Folter. Sie nervig
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: girls 8-13
In this Goddess Girls book the Olympics have come to MOA! There's only one problem; GIRLS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO COMPETE! The girls decide to create a separate Olympics JUST for girls but will any boys sign their petition. Meanwhile giants arrive at MOA their hearts set on competing (and winning) the Olymics.

Being a girl myself I enjoyed this one. It was definitely good to have it written from Artemis' point of view. At some points I did feel like kicking some of the boys (but that just added to the
Mar 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
This is the seventh book in the Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub. Our oldest has really gotten interested in Greek Mythology and loves this series. I like them as well and they have a fresh, young vibe that will appeal to the pre-teen, young teen girl audience.

This story is longer than the first book in the series and it also gets a little deeper into a romantic aspect. Our girls are not quite ready for that yet, but thankfully it's still PG. We enjoyed the Olympic Games theme of the story an
Dec 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Both enjoyed it and was kinda bummed with it.

*SPOILERS* Really enjoyed reading about dog-lover and great archer: Artemis again. Enjoyed delving more into the relationship with her twin brother Apollo. LOVED that Artemis was fighting for the right of the girls at MOA to either join the Olympics or be able to start their OWN girls-only Olympics. HATED that we didn't get to SEE these girl-Olympics and only get a "yeah, Zeus says it can happen" bit at the VERY tail end of the book...and only THAT B
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Surprisingly better than I expected it to be - I would have given it three stars if I hadn't been so confused by some of Joan Holub's mythology decisions. Zeus is the principal of the academy, but his brothers Poseidon and Hades are "godboys" the same age as Zeus' children? Huh? And if this is supposed to be a school for gods, goddesses, and demigods/goddesses, then why is Heracles a character? I guess it makes sense if you were just trying to make it a school for all characters from Greek mytho ...more
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