Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sweet Venom

From the book jacket:
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.

Ok. I really loved this. But then, I'm a sucker for greek mythology based books (as long as they're done well of course). This was great. It was enough familiar mythology so I wasn't lost trying to figure out what was going on, but it was also original enough to feel completely fresh and exciting. Modern-day descendants of Medusa and her sisters? So cool. I loved the way the three sisters came together and the way Tera Lynn Childs was able to weave their plots together. There's a hint of romance in here for a couple of the girls and I thought it was just right for teenage readers. No head over heels infatuation or undying eternal love. Just a little teenage romance. Very fun. Most of all, though, this book has a cool plot that kept me asking questions and surprised me with the answers. Lots of fun action. My only complaint is that the book ended, just as it was starting to get really good. Can't wait to continue this series!

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