Review: Sweet Venom

Mar •  20 •  2013
Title: Sweet Venom

Series: Medusa Girls # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher

“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.”

Loving this book from the start, Sweet Venom gave me just what I need. A fresh read that enticed me to the end.
Told in three point of views, I love that each sister is very different. You have Gretchen, Grace, and Greer. All part of ancient mythology prophecy in which the girls must unite. I love that each look into the girls you get just enough of what you need. Each girl has a certain voice that you can pin point and understand. For me, that is important in reading a book with many main characters.
Each girl either has a love interest or a potential love interest. I’m anxious to see where they go cause I have a feeling that these guys will either help or hinder them. Again, every guy is completely different matching the girls personalities. Even though their parts are small, you get enough to know the guy. Some I liked, the others not so much.
Sweet Venom deploys a magical tale you can’t resist.  Woven together wonderfully, Sweet Venom brings out power and knowledge. It leads the reader on a hunt to find answers. Complete with great drama, Sweet Venom is astounding!
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Mel@Thedailyprophecy
    Mar 20, 2013

    I always like multiple POV’s if all the characters have their own voice. I’m happy to hear that Tera succeeds in that!

  2. Ashley
    Mar 20, 2013

    I agree with Mel, I really enjoy multiple POVs, especially if it is well done. I have been debating starting this one for a while, since mythology usually is not my thing but your review makes the story sounds more promising!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  3. Giselle
    Mar 20, 2013

    I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while I love multiple POVs especially when each one is distinct!

  4. Alison Can Read
    Mar 20, 2013

    This sounds like fun. Do you get much of the San Francisco setting? I love San Francisco

  5. Ah! I have this one on the tbr and still need to get to it. Looks like I REALLY need to get to it!

  6. Maji Bookshelf
    Mar 21, 2013

    gaah I LOVE this book! I totally agree with you! i loved how all three sisters were so different! Lovely review, Savy!
    – Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  7. Candace
    Mar 21, 2013

    I’ve really been on the fence about reading this series for some reason but your review has me thinking I should give it a shot!

  8. Amy
    Mar 21, 2013

    I have been wanting to read this one for a while. I’m glad to see that you really enjoyed it. It makes me want to get to it sooner.