05. November 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Teen Books

Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs, 328 pages, read by Angie, on 11/04/2012

The Medusa sisters are back. Grace, Greer and Gretchen’s story picks up right where Sweet Venom left off. The girls are now in the getting to know my sister phase; they know what their destiny is but only in a general sense. It seems that everyone who could tell them more keeps disappearing. So it is up to the sisters to find out more information and to get their great aunts the Gorgons back before the doors of the underworld are open or they are dead. They learn more about the factions in this war, but still know little about who is on what side. They don’t know who to trust or where to turn; all they know is each other. But the monsters don’t stop coming for the girls and life doesn’t stop intruding on the monster hunting.

This book is told from each of the girl’s viewpoints in alternating chapters. This gives a wide view of what is going on but it doesn’t always transition the best. All three of the girls have their own unique voices and viewpoints though so it is easy to keep them apart. I love the mythology of this series. I am a big fan of Greek Mythology and I love when an author gives us a different view than just the gods and goddesses. I am really enjoying the Medusa/Gorgon myth. These books are fast-paced and really only take place over a couple of weeks. With the short timelines and the cliffhanger endings it is a little frustrating to read these books a year apart, but they are totally worth it.

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