Monday, July 23, 2012

Sweet Venom By: Tera Lynn Childs

Title: Sweet Venom
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Pages: 352
Level: Young Adult
Published: September 6, 2011

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.
Gretchen, Greer, and Grace, 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.


My grandma originally brought this book home for me and one of my biggest pet peeves is when she picks books out for me because she doesn't know what I like.

I think I put off reading this book for 5 months. When I first started I was annoyed, but it was only because I hadn't given it a chance yet. The book really wasn't that bad.

I found the overall plot line not so existent. Not until maybe two hundred pages in was there any form of plot line, but even then it wasn't clear.

The characters also pissed me off. I found Grace to be way too energetic and annoying. I didn't like Gretchen because she seemed like a rude....person. Greer (what kind of name is that) was also annoying because she was such a brat.

BUT, for some reason I kept reading and found myself enjoying the book.

I finished the book and was completely in shock. Not because there was a cliff hanger, because there wasn't.  There was absolutely no solving to anything. No questions were answered. I felt as if the entire book should have been the first hundred pages of the book. I guess she really wants her readers to pick up the second installment to find out the answers.

Cover: 3/5
Character Rating: 2/5
Style: 3/5
Development: 1/5
Overall: *** 1/2  

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