Gotta love Medusa Book Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

I love mythology; especially the myths surrounding Medusa. They are truly my favorite stories. 

  Katherine Tegen Books    Published Sept 6, 2011             345 Pages
Katherine Tegen Books
Published Sept 6, 2011
345 Pages

Three sisters- triplets- were separated at birth only to be brought back together in San Francisco, California. Grace moved to San Francisco because of a scholarship offer from a private well known high school; trying to start over Grace is looking forward to change until she meets Gretchen who looks exactly like her.

Gretchen hunts monsters for a living while attending school; meeting Grace was chance. Until the two girls meet Greer, a prissy rich girl who has her life together and is thrown into a loop when Grace and Gretchen show up at her door claiming to be her sisters, which she does not have time for.

These girls are descendants of Medusa and are meant to protect the human world from the things that go bump in the night.

I thought this book was amazing but at first I didn’t think so. Grace started off too withdrawn and a pushover. In the beginning it was hard for me to believe she would become a strong character but she did. I thought Childs (the author) did a really good job of making her grow and how easy it was for her to transition into a huntress.

I really loved that all there of these characters are completely different from each other; like a whole 360. Grace and Gretchen balance each other out but that is because Greer didn’t show up until the last 2-3 chapters. This was a bit of a downfall but I can only assume that the second book will show more of Greer.

I didn’t think there were any flaws to the story. There are a few different stories about Medusa and there is nothing a part of me that thinks this story didn’t do a good job of showing a different viewpoint of Medusa.

To put it this way if you think Medusa as a victim you will love this book if you don’t then this book will change your mind. This book gets 9 out of 10; a point gone for putting Greer too near the end.

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