Monday, September 26, 2011

Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1)

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.

I was so excited to get this book!  We walked into a bookstore, they had it, and my parents let me get it!  Alright, anyway, onto the review.

This book was amazing.  I am a total Greek Mythology geek, and this book was a unique spin off of Medusa's tale.  Childs is an amazing authoress, and she makes it seem like the monsters are really real (for which I feel half longing for it to be true, and half terror, hoping its not).

The story is about Grace, a girl who just moved to San Fransisco, started in a new school, is crushing on her brothers friend, and...just saw a Minotaur?  Gretchen, who has been fighting monsters like the minotaur for a quarter of her life, and Greer, the rich, snobby, spoiled girl who just found out she has sisters...

The only (only) thing I didn't like was that my favorite Goddess, Athena, was portrayed as the antagonist.  To the authors defense, however, if you are writing a story with Medusa as a good character mis-portrayed by an angry god, Athena would be your best bet, due to the story of Medusa.

I give this book a 4/5 (so so close to a 5/5)  and would recommend it to overs of Greek Mythology, Tera Lynn Childs books, and a good story.

Market: YA
Sensuality: Mild
Violence: Mild
Language: Mild

1 comment:

Colleen said...

I'm seeing a ton of reviews for this! I can't wait to read it. :)