Thursday, February 9, 2012
Book Review ~Sweet Venom
by Tera Lynn Childs
published by Katherine Tigen Books
Summary: Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.
Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.
Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.
These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book right up until Greer entered the story. Gretchen and Grace's relationship seemed to be going in the right direction and worked for both of them. I was (still am) intrigued by the guys in their lives. I kept waiting for the author to tell us there was something more about, at least, Nick, Thane, and possibly Milo. When Greer entered she seemed to be your stereotypical rich girl. If the author had kept with this it wouldn't have bothered me as much but two chapters later she is all sister monster fighting and has had a complete personality change. There needed to be more resistance. This story line could have conceivably gone into the second book and still been true to the character.
Overall I liked the story of Medusa and her descendants. As stated, the guys story has me intrigued to see if there is something more. I will definitely be picking up the next book.