Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs Review

Title: Sweet Venom
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Sweet Venom, book one
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Hilarious, original, dark, and fun, Sweet Venom swept me away completely--I can't wait for the sequel!

Grace, Gretchen, and Greer are all ordinary teenagers, each girl with a different life and different values. But when they all discover they can see monsters only spoken of in myth, and that they have a startling resemblance to one another, the girls find that they have inherited a dark legacy: they all are descended from the Gorgon Medusa, born to protect the human world from monsters..

What I enjoyed:
-The multiple narrations, which made the novel rich instead of confusing
-The original lore that Childs uses for the novel--I can't wait to find out more
-Gretchen, Grace, and Greer, and how they all come together throughout the story
-The pacing was amazing--I couldn't put Sweet Venom down!
-The constant action that counteracts the swoon-worthy romance of the novel
-The cliffhanger ending
-The clever way the author made mythology accessible and cool, especially to the female set
-Grace's parents

What I didn't enjoy:
-Greer much until the end of the novel
-Greer's parents

I really liked Sweet Venom--it's worth grabbing for any Percy Jackson fan, or anyone looking for strong female protagonists. Next on deck: The Rules by Stacey Kade!

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