Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sweet Venom

By Tera Lynn Childs

 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 descendents of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

 These three teenage descendents of Medusa, the once-beautiful Gorgon maligned in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
This is one of the books that I got for free on my Kindle Fire and decided it looked interesting. And that's about how my review will be: it was interesting. It wasn't really fantastic, but it was fun to read and had some imaginative takes on the mythology of medusa and her descendents. The biting was cool and a little gross, but I liked how the sisters were portrayed. They were all raised differently and apart, and each of them is very well developed and defined, with the small exception of Greer; she was really stereotypical for me and fake.  Grace and Gretchen were fun. Not hugely in depth, but believable and entertaining to meet and watch. If I find the next books in the library I'd probably pick them up and keep reading if I didn't have anything else fun at the moment.
3 out of 5 Average entertainment

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