21. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fiction, Paranormal, Teen Books

Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1) by Tera Lynn Childs, 345 pages, read by Angie, on 02/20/2012

Gretchen, Grace and Greer are the descendents of Medusa. Their destiny is to fight monsters that escape into the human world. Sounds fun right? Not if you don’t know about it. The triplets have been separated since birth and have no idea the others exist. Until they all meet up in San Francisco and discover their heritage. Turns out it’s not just monsters they have to contend with, but there is a bounty on their heads, Gretchen’s mentor is kidnapped, and their are cute boys (of course). Plus there is a destiny involving the three of them.

Sweet Venom is clearly the beginning of a series and this book sets of the series more than anything. It introduces the sisters and the mythology of the world. I think the story has a lot of potential. This book wasn’t super exciting; it didn’t blow my socks off, but it was a fun read and I liked the monster hunter/Greek mythology mashup. It was kind of a Percy Jackson meets Buffy if you go for that kind of thing. Clever writing, a bit of action, a good potential.

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