Sep 232011
Title: Sweet Venom
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Medusa Girls #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
Pages: 352
Source: Publisher
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.
Hallelujah – a mythological YA novel that rocks my socks off! After reading a few myth books that were just meh, Sweet Venom made up for it and more.
I love how each of the three girls are so different and bring something unique to the triplet dynamic. Can you imagine finding out you were 1) adopted 2) you have long-lost sisters and you are all triplets and 3) you are descendants of Medusa? Talk about a punch in the face, gut, and heart. Tera Lynn Childs does such a great job of showing the joy, turmoil, and confusion that each girl goes through and I can only imagine the ride we are in for with the rest of the series.
Fans of Greek mythology done well mixed with the multiple-sibling dynamic will LOVE Sweet Venom.

  9 Responses to “Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs”

  1. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book and definitely need to get my hands on a copy of this! I love mythology and it sounds soooo good. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  2. I am so excited that you liked this one! I have not read it yet but like you mentioned, I have read a few YA mythology stories that have been just OK for me. I am so ready for an awesome one! Medusa is something that has not really been explored too much so I think I might really like this one!

  3. I haven’t read anything from this Author yet. I have been wanting to though. I’m actually ordering a few books tonight. I know 2 that I want, but I couldn’t figure out the 3rd one to order. < --- have to get my free shipping.. excuse I tell the hubby.. haha.

    Anyway, I think you may have made my descision for me.. :)

  4. i love greek mythology.

    i love books centered on relationships.

    prediction: i will love this book. HOLLA.

  5. This is another one I’ve got to get pushed up and read. I have liked a few of the mythology based reads I’ve gotten through lately but if this one puts it all to shame I’m totally down for it.

  6. I’ve been wanting to read this one. But can I ask…is it really light and fluffy like Forgive My Fins? Or is it more serious in tone?

  7. I’ve definitely going to have to read this one! I love greek myth and it sounds like Tera’s really written a great take on the Medusa tale. Thanks for the rec!


  8. update… I did end up ordering this over the weekend. :)

  9. Ooh, this looks so intriguing. It’s definitely going on my to be read list (which is just getting longer and longer these days!). I love books with a basis in mythology and this seems like an interesting read :)

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