Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication date: September 2011
Format: ARC
Genre: Young Adult

From the Publisher:
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

This was a great read. It was fast and had my interest/attention right from the start. I enjoyed that the story was told from each one of the sister's points of view. Each sister could not be more different. Having been separated at birth, on purpose we find out as you read, they are each raised in completely different worlds. I thought the author did a great job at creating these 3 amazingly strong kick butt girls. And each girl comes into their own as they begin to realize they are special and they appear to have an amazing destiny. The only thing I did not like in the book was the lack of mythology. There was some but I wanted more. These girls are descendants of Medusa, I was hoping for a little more history/mythology in the mix. Hopefully book 2 will have a little more of that for me.

There are many questions left unanswered at the end of the book. I was really just starting to get into the book and boom it was over. I will definitely be looking for the next book in the series to come out as that was an amazing cliff hanger ending.

BOOK: 3.5/5 Cover: 4/5



  1. I was hoping for more mythology too! Don't you think there is more to Thane and Nick?

  2. Thx for reviewing!! What a great idea to write about descendants of Medusa. Cliffhanger ending, hey? Thx for the heads-up!! :-)

    And thx for entering my giveaway. I'm a new GFC