Title: Sweet Venom
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Medusa Girls #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
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.