‘Sweet Venom’ Was Not So Sweet

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‘Sweet Venom’ by Tera Lynn Childs


Three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful Gorgon maligned in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates.

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, 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. . . . ”

Rose Worthy Features
        When I first read the description of the book I thought it would be interesting to read a book, where the main characters are descendants from Medusa because I’ve never read a book like that before.
        Out of all the sisters I liked Gretchen the best. She was tough and not always the nicest but she became protective of her sisters once she meet them and I thought that was sweet.
        I thought it was interesting to read about Gretchen, Grace, and Greer because they all came from different backgrounds and had different personalities.
Thorny Features
        I wasn’t the biggest fan of the plot. There are Gretchen, Grace, and Greer but they’re not all together until the end. The book is mostly Gretchen training Grace on how to kill the monsters and not that it wasn’t entertaining but I wanted more out of the plot.
        Gretchen and Grace both have a love interest in this book but it’s not really talked about as much as I wanted it to be. I would love to see how the relationship with they’re developed
Final Thoughts
        Overall, I rate this book a 3 out of 5. I liked the idea of this book but not exactly the book itself. I feel like it could have been told differently and I wished Greer was brought up earlier in the book.


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