Tera Lynn Childs
- Title: Sweet Venom
- Author: Tera Lynn Childs
- ISBN: 9780062001818
- Page: 333
- Format: Hardcover
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 shocking when a girl who looks just lThree 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 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
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Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1) by Tera Lynn Childs is a uniquely different take on mythological creatures and super heroes. Our heroes are descendants of Medusa, although the stories are all wrong about her but this story sets it right, lol. They fight creatures of evil that come to our realm. They hid their try identity with glamour. Only they they can see the true creatures. It is really a fun read. There are boy trouble with this too. The Medusa prophecy also says the girls guardians come in t [...]
I want to go ahead and make a point to say that when an author is going to narrate a story from 3 different first person POVs, that it is imperative for the voices to be so distinct that it is impossible to blend the characters together. Childs accomplishes this perfectly in this novel. Greer, Gretchen, and Grace are so different and their voices are so unique that the characterization isn't just in the description of their clothes and their actions, but in the word choice and their tone. In add [...]
Buddyread with Melissa :)2.5 starsIt started off good for me, I loved the concept of and them being descendants of Medusa. The writing was just okay but I was enjoying myself and pressed on.In some cases I don't mind secret keeping but in this one it annoyed me alot of the time (the secret of them hunting monsters I can understand) the 'love interests' for two of the girls I didn't care for. Milo was sweet but bland and Nick, I wanted to smack him sometimes. Greer, bit of a bitch when we first m [...]
Yes!! I'm lucky to have read it early!! Wonderful!!! Can't wait for the next book!
I knew I wanted to read this book because I'm a HUGE Greek mythology junkie, but I didn't expect to love it this much!Tera Lynn Childs took a well-known myth about a seemingly villainous girl with snakes for hair and turned it into something golden! Sweet Venom was well-written, well-crafted, and well-everything else. I had a blast reading this original portrayal of Medusa and cool mythological beasties.You'd think it'd be hard to tell the triplets apart since their names were so similar, but it [...]
Grace is a shy, sweet girl who can't stand up for herself.Gretchen is a tough, specially trained monster hunter who takes crap from no one. They look just like each other.When these two meet, their lives will never be the same, as Grace discovers she's a descendent from the Greek Gorgon Medusa and her destiny is to protect the world from monsters. Gretchen takes up the job of teaching her the ropes, while trying not to think about her own mentor who has been missing for several weeks now.Grace a [...]
This book is somewhere between 1.5 to 2 stars, it's not the worst YA I'd ever read--the honor goes to Collen Houck's and Aprilynn Pike's YA series--- but Sweet Venom brings nothing new to the table and reading this book is like eating fast food, you ain't going to get anything of value out of it.The characters are flat and there's no character growth for them. One of the love interests is too stalker-ish NOT to have any hidden agenda beyond him. And one of the sisters, Grace, is an annoying good [...]
As someone who used to read Tera Lynn Childs' books when they were in middle school, this definitely took me back. I used to be so obsessed with how she incorporated Greek mythology with modern day teens, so this didn't fail me in that sense. This was a really interesting take on the gorgons and, even though the beginning was a little slow, it kept me intrigued the whole time! Just a nice girl power book to read! Will probably continue the series?
I only made it a couple chapters in before bouncing out of this story. The premise is intriguing, but everything else seems so ordinary and stereotypical. I've only met Grace and Gretchen, but if I tell you "tough combat chick" and "shy computer mouse" you already know everything I do about the characters after pages of exposition. Add a dead-common mean-girl welcome to the new school and I find myself completely uninterested in going long enough to find if the premise works out.
Love it! Triplets? That is just awesome. Definitely looking forward to the rest of this series. Each sister was very different and seeing them interact was really cool. Also loved the monsters and can't wait to see how the budding romances play out. Excellent beginning to a series. So excited to continue.
2.5 out of 5 starsOne shouldn’t really judge a book by its cover but I thought the sleek style of SWEET VENOM was attention-grabbing. When I read the description, I was even more intrigued. It seemed to speak of shocks and surprises, interesting details and battles. Perhaps in reading the summary while looking at the cover, I was too confused and created expectations in my mind of what I would read and what I would enjoy from the book.Here’s what it is:SWEET VENOM tells the story of three gi [...]
Three sisters. Three different lives. Three very different personalities. Oh and they’re all living descendants if the Gorgan Medusa. Gretchen, Grace and Greer are triplet sisters. All separated as a child to keep them safe. Gretchen the strongly fighter hunts monsters that come from another realm and banishes them right back. She finds herself being pursued by Nick, her classmate from science class who doesn’t take no for an answer.Grace is a computer nerd who lives with her loving adopted [...]
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC.We all know the story about Medusa, the snake-headed gorgon who Perseus killed. And how her gaze would turn someone into stone. Or do we?In SWEET VENOM, Medusa and her gorgon sisters have been maligned in myth. Ever since Medusa's assassination, her descendants have been fighting monsters that escape their prison by way of a crack in the seal between worlds, left there by one of those pesky gods (of course). Once in our world, the monsters disguise themselves [...]
Un Libro interesante, una manera distinta de ver a medusa y las gorgonas de la mitologista. el hecho de que sean 3 hermanas tiene sentido, todo el drama del Olimpo gira en torno a ciclos y tríos.
Sweet Venom had pretty much everything that I love in a book-- awesome plot line, tons of action, wonderfully likable characters, humor that made me giggle throughout, and a small helping of sweet romance on the side. This was my first ever mythology book, and I definitely was not disappointed!So let's talk about the main characters. There are three girls in this book-- Grace, Gretchen and Greer-- all who turn out to be sisters, or triplets actually. I loved every one of them because they were e [...]
LOVED this book. It's sweet, sassy, and incredibly adventurous. Review to come.
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!Sweet Venom was one of those books where you kind of hated it, but at the same time you just couldn't get enough of it. While I kept turning the pages in a frenzy to find out what happened to Gretchen, Grace, and Greer, I felt at the same time this insistent need to strangle these girls.Gretchen was my favorite of the three girls. She had a certain fire about her and her demeanor was just awesome. She didn't let anything get i [...]
I LOVE IT! A VERY CREATIVE TWIST OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY! AND DEFINITELY FUNNY!!! ALSO AN ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE BOOK!!!Who would have thought to create a twist in the story of Medusa? But we all know that she is a very interesting character, right? What I only know about her is she's a beautiful maiden turned to a snake-haired monster that makes men turned to stone whenever they look in her eyes. She's scary right? And this book is about her three teenage descendants. I really liked how the book st [...]
Sweet Venom was everything I expected it to be fast paced and action packed with just the right amount of hot boys and great storytelling! She also set it in San Francisco a place I am very familiar with and also mentions a place close to my hometown Orangevale which is pretty cool.This story is told from three perspectives and while my favorite parts were Gretchen’s I grew to like Grace and Greer by the end of the book. Gretchen is a hard as nails girl whose main mission is sending these beas [...]
*3.5 stars*Another one of our monthly buddy reads with TL :DThis book was a lot of fun to read. It was such an easy-going, light read, but also really interesting and exciting. The plot consists of 3 sisters, descendants of Medusa, who didn't know they were triplets until they find each other, and then have to work out why things are changing, why monsters are becoming more of a problem in the city than usual etc. Not only do they have to work together to understand what's going on with the prop [...]
Another teen fantasy based on Greek Mythology, with a Buffy-esque feel. Grace moves to San Francisco, starts at a new private school, and discovers she has a twin and that there are mythological monsters running around that only she and her twin can see. Why? Because she's a descendent of Medusa, and it is her destiny to protect the world from the monsters. Except, something weird is going on, and there are way more monsters getting loose than usual.Yawn Sorry, sorry, this book isn't really that [...]
Este libro me llamo la atención por su trama principal. Medusa siempre es la mala en las historias si ella y sus hermanas, junto a sus descendientes fuesen guardianes de la humanidad?El libro empieza bien, mostrandonos el punto de vista de Grace y Greechen en su día a día. Grace enfrentandose a un nuevo colegio con sus arpias correspondientes y Greechen luchando contra criaturas mitologicas de carne y hueso. La historia avanza muy lentamente para mi gusto, dandonos muy poca información en re [...]
This was a fun, breezy read. I'd recommend it for anyone who's looking for a YA paranormal offering, especially if you like modern spins on Greek mythology. I would have given it a very solid 4-star rating, but it suffers from "setting up the rest of the books in the series" syndrome. The ending was abrupt; it felt like things had just gotten started in earnest when the curtain fell. Various plot threads were left dangling, such that the book ultimately came across as an extended prologue. With [...]
I thought this was an excellent, fast read and an unexpectedly short book. Then I took a moment to actually note the number: 345 pages? What? That’s not a short book! Then why did it feel as though only a short amount of time had passed from front cover to back? Because I INHALED this story. My poor, visiting family - here to spend time with me during the holidays, and once I began Sweet Venom, they completely had to fend for themselves. Sorry, Mom and Dad, butMEDUSA!!! I loved the sister aspe [...]
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsSweet Venom follows the story of triplet sisters belonging to an elite lineage of Guardians, separated at birth for their own protection and who are reunited as teens not knowing each other ever existed. They are teenage descendants of Medusa and have a role to play in sending monsters that escape into the human realm back to their own.Gretchen was the first to discover her heritage at the age of twelve and has been raised and mentored by Ursula; she is a kick-butt, [...]
I absolutely love Tera's YA books! Each one has a rich mythology and a romance that leaves me wanting more. Sweet Venom is another one of her must read books. Sweet Venom has a refreshing, unique Greek mythology with a trio of butt kicking, strong, realistically written teen sisters whom are also descendants of Medusa. I know I've said this many times before, but I absolutely love it when the story's protagonist (in this case there are three) is strong willed, can kick butt, knows when to ask fo [...]
I think I'm in danger of becoming a Tera-junkie. In the year 2011, I discovered her Oh.My.Gods. series and now Sweet Venom. Her easy-to-read style has carried through all of the books I've read; you open the first page and before you have a chance to breathe; you're waist deep in the story. I like that! Reading can be a learning experience with dictionary/ look-ups required, a way to stretch your mind OR it can be a way to push everything aside while you fall into someone's story. Sweet Venom wa [...]
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyWhen I hear the word ‘Medusa’ it immediately conjures up the famous Ray Harryhausen snake haired creature from the original Clash of the Titans movie. SWEET VENOM by Tera Lynn Childs’ version bears little resemblance. Instead, she imagines teenage monster hunters who are the only ones who can see the mythological beasties that prey on humanity. No snake hair. No serpent bodies. No turning people to stone with a glance. These descendants of Medusa [...]
Ooooh WHY did I wait so long to read this book??? Right from the beginning, I knew I was going to LOVE Sweet Venom!Gretchen is a complete butt kicking, rock your face off kind of chick- from her Kevlar wrist cuffs to her military grade daggers, and she's ready to take down whatever beasties get in her way!Grace, having just moved from Orangevale, Nowhere to Alpha High School in San Francisco and is sure that this is her big chance at a brand new start Then her older brother brings home a very sw [...]
3.5 StarsBrief Summary: Gretchen, Grace, and Greer are the mortal descendants of Medusa. Their venomous bite can send monsters back to the Abyss. In this book they meet, learn a little about their entwined destinies, and discover that they collectively have become the target of every beastie in town.Review: I was attracted to this book because of the great concept (a reinterpretation of the Greek Medusa story). This book felt very much like a first book, though. It was mostly about getting to kn [...]
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