Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review-Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Release date: September 6th,2011
Publisher:Katherine Tegan Books
Source:Kindle app

Description from Goodreads:

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.

I really love mythology and I really love Tera Lynn Childs other series ,Oh.My.Gods.,so I figured this book would be win-win. And it was. I love all the monsters, all the ways she used the mythology and all the mystery! The surprise with Ursusla and the mytsery about Nick.(I really hope Sweet Shadows explains more about Nick) I'm still wondering about Thane.

One thing that caught me up was when the girl encountered a Satyr and Gretchen describes it as half-man/half-horse .As much mythology as I've read(which is a lot),  the Saytr has always been half-man/half-goat. That kinda stuck in my head as I continued reading. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable and addictive read.

The Ending: When's the sequel coming out? Oh, it's out already? Brb.

I'm going to give this one 4 stars. Almost made it to five,but the Satyr thing bumped it down.