Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs: A Book Review

SWEET VENOMTitle: Sweet Venom

Author: Tera Lynn Childs

Started Date: November 30, 2012

Finished Date: November 30, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars


Summary from Goodreads:

“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.”





Who would have thought to create a twist in the story of Medusa? But we all know that she is a very interesting character, right? What I only know about her is she’s a beautiful maiden turned to a snake-haired monster that makes men turned to stone whenever they look in her eyes. She’s scary right? And this book is about her three teenage descendants. I really liked how the book started, with a kick-ass heroine who kills monster, Gretchen. Then come Grace, who also looks like her, but new to town and also new to the fact that she has a sister and she has special abilities like Gretchen. The third girl is Greer, a sophisticated and rich girl, but also didn’t know her origin. So they were shocked to know that they were triplets and very much identical. I really like how the book define the three girls, I really felt how different they are with each other. I will not spoil much the details, just a brief description of their different qualities. 🙂

This book is really cool! There are so many monsters they’ve encountered, I can’t actually enumerate all of them! But I’m a bit familiar with them because I read all YA books with Greek mythology. The romance part is cute, and very little. But it’s ok, since the adventure is so much fun! Of course there are cute boys for each of them! I’m definitely looking forward for the next book because there are so many questions left unanswered and mysteries that have not been revealed yet.

Two-thumbs up for this book, I definitely recommend it to all the lovers of Greek mythology! 🙂





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