Monday, October 10, 2011

Sweet Venom Review

352 pages
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.

This novel was wonderfully fast-paced and full of adventure. I usually don't enjoy much switching between point of view but I definitely didn't mind in this case. I feel like the guys as romantic interests in this novel were complete mysteries. I am interested to see what more there is to the guys in the next novel as the author left this one on a cliffhanger. Other than that I enjoyed seeing the three girls get to know each other and grow and learn to fight together. All three girls are completely different from each other due to the environments they grew up in but they all bring something to the table when it comes to fighting monsters. I am a huge fan of mythology and I thought it was interesting that the author used Medusa as a focus point. Medusa is typically portrayed as a villain so its interesting to see her descendants fighting evil. This is a fun read and I recommend it to anyone who likes mythology or fun adventure books.


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