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Sweet Shadows (Sweet Venom) Hardcover – September 4, 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in the Sweet Venom Series

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This sequel to Sweet Venom (2011) begins with a bang as Greer, Gretchen, and Grace, the triplet descendants of Medusa, escape from Gretchen’s loft moments before it is engulfed in flames, shortly followed by identifying, and then losing, their best possible ally through a portal into the abyss. As the sisters struggle to maintain their previous lives while honing their mythological monster-fighting skills, they seek answers that might resolve their now topsy-turvy lives. The alternating narration maintains a quick pace, developing each girl’s story and balancing the mundane and mythic. Paranormal-romance fans searching for something with a lot of action will be pleasantly cliff-hanged by the conclusion. Grades 7-10. --Heather Booth

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Childs’s style is readable and engaging….Fans of mythological series like Percy Jackson and the Olympians will enjoy this. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

Entertaining. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Product Details

  • Series: Sweet Venom (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062001833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062001832
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,081,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Finding out you're one of a trio is shocking enough, learning that you're a monster hunting descendant of Medusa, is just insane. Needless to say the recently reunited triplets Greer, Grace, and Gretchen have a tough road ahead of them. With clashing personalities and the task of getting Grace and Greer up to speed, training wise, the last thing they need is a difficult rescue. Unfortunately with their mentor pool dwindling quickly the sisters are going to have to trust and rely on each other just as fast, because a war is brewing and both sides want the Key Generation dead.

I love this book. Seriously the only thing I hated was that it had to end and I have to wait another year to find out what happens next. Most of the first book focused on Grace and Gretchen with Greer being introduced toward the end, so having that third voice prominently featured rounded out the story and everything came together beautifully. I think Greer was my favorite sister. I like how Childs has these seemingly same sisters with drastically diverse personalities. I think it's really smart of the author to showcase the differences in each heroine's life and how their families helped to shape the girls. Childs put just as much care into her male character's as well. Milo's cute, Nick is interesting, yet Thane steals the spotlight for the guys. His character is intriguing and a big reason I want that next book now.

The plot was great, readers will get a better understanding of the girls' destiny, get a taste of what they're really up against, and learn that things aren't so black and white when it comes to the fate of the abyss. I love where the series is going. The world building was fantastic. Childs lets us into her abyss as well with her descriptive landscape and creatures.
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More greek mythology yummies in this second installment of the Medusa Girls. This one I thought had one issue. Portals opening all over the place. They say in the book that they just open. But, more than once they open where they can kidnap someone without explanation. That is the only issue I really had. Other than that this book was even better than the first one!
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this series is so original and in this one I actually formed a bond with Greer who previously, I had hated. The sisterly relationships that are forming between the sisters adds conflict but not the same boring romance conflict we see in typical YA books. This is a series I recommend to anyone but is sure to be a hit with Hunger Games fans due to the kick butt women in these novels. I mean even Greer has a blackbelt. Action packed and fast paced this is one to keep you up at night.
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It's hard enough being the ancestor of Medusa and her sisters, but being monster hunters and the source of a very vague prophecy that has you ruining the world is just too much. For Gretchen, Greer, and Grace, the prophecy is just the start of their problems in Tera Lynn Childs' Sweet Shadows.

Now that the three sisters, triplets separated at birth, have found one another, it seems as though nothing is normal about their lives. Even Gretchen, whose life trained as a huntress was far from "normal" to begin with, longs for the easy days of training and hunting in between occasionally going to school. Now the girls are embroiled in a life altering decision that they barely understand: the prophecy. As the Key Generation, they are going to be responsible for either opening the door from the abyss to the human world which will unleash all monsters upon humans or closing the door forever, which, as it turns out, isn't such a clear win/win.

Without Medusa's sisters, who have guided them disguised as mortals for years, and the oracle to confide in, the girls are struggling to decide which direction is best and who to trust. This becomes incredibly more challenging when they learn one faction wants them dead to keep the portal from opening and one wants them to open the portal and then kill them to keep it opened. Feeling like there is no place to run and an impossible decision to make, the girls find themselves torn in different directions. Grace knows something is going on with her brother Thane and her usually rock-solid relationship with her parents is being threatened. Gretchen finally allows herself to start liking a boy only to watch him sucked into the abyss and chooses to go tumbling after him where she learns more about the "monsters" she has been fighting all these years.
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I'm not going to even bother writing a review about this book because so many of you have already written what I was going to. I've read so many books that have nearly identical plots but this series is truly unique. There were some parts that were predictable but maybe not every reader will pick up on those clues...Greer WAS annoying. I can't stand spoiled characters in books but thankfully one doesn't have to suffer too long because there is some character development regarding her. I actually liked the first-person narrative and that it switches between the characters. I sometimes get bored reading from just one character's perspective. It seems to be a new trend to write in multiple points of views in the young-adult paranormal genre. I feel like these books are a fun way to learn about Greek mythology if you don't already know much about it. Definitely worth buying. I can't wait for the final book.
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