Tuesday 18 September 2012

My review of Sweet Venom

Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: September 4, 2012 (UK), September 6, 2011 (US)
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Sweet VenomGrace 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.

Sweet Venom is the first book the Medusa Girls series. Full of crazy, mythical monsters and kick-butt action, get ready to meet Medusa's descendants in this fun and entertaining YA novel.

Grace, Gretchen and Greer are all three teenage girls who were born to fight monsters in the human realm as descendants of Medusa. Three girls who look the same, but with three different lives to live. Can they finally come together to fight the monsters that lurk in plain sight?

I absolutely adore the idea of this book! Descendants of Medusa? Come on, that's crazy! Childs manages to weave an interesting and romantic tale that will please fans of of mythology everywhere.

First, I'm going to introduce the sweet and clever Grace, who is trying to fit in at school when she moves to San Francisco. She is blissfully happy and crushing on her brother's best friend, until she sees a monster walk into a restaurant. And even more shocking when she sees a girl who looks exactly like her turns up to fights the monster.

Gretchen, a strong and independent young lady who is passionate about her job of fighting monsters, even if she to stay up half the night tracking them down. Hunting monsters half the night does not leave her any energy to deal with the annoying, but handsome, Nick, who is determined to win Gretchen's heart. 

The book was, overall, very good! I loved the action, the hint of romance between the characters and the mysteries. I can't wait for the sequel, Sweet Shadows. If you love Greek myths this is a must read for you guys!
- A review copy was provided by the publisher. Thank you Templar Publishing!


  1. This sounds a bit like the Paranormalcy series, which I love! So I will definitely check this out! Thanks for the review. :)

  2. I loved this book in a big way. It was so creative and different and that made it even better. The only issue that I have at this moment right now is that cover up yonder. I am not sure if it is the UK cover or another US edition, but I am not a fan. I love the US hardback edition better, I reckon. I feel like the one up there is a little generic. But that has nada to do with the contents of the book. Which are definitely worthy of that 4 falling books review you gave it. Matches my plain old, boring 4 star review. I need a better rating "thing". Maybe doggies?

  3. Thank you for a fantastic review that was really interesting. I not only love this genre but action, romance and Greek myths combined sounds truly inspired and is something that i definately will read!