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Sweet Venom (Sweet Sixteen) Hardcover – September 6, 2011
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Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of several books for teens, including the first two books in the Sweet Venom series, the mermaid romances Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever, and Just for Fins, as well as another mythology-inspired series, including Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp. Although Tera always dreamed of discovering a secret twin (or triplet), she is sad to report she remains an only child.
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Top Customer Reviews
Gretchen, Grace, and Greer are the three monster hunters who were separated at birth. All three do have very distinct personalities, which I appreciated, but those distinctions all kiss the cliché line more than I would like. Gretchen is the tough and jaded one who has been fighting monsters for years on her own. She's super sarcastic and supremely unimpressed with everything. She took a long time for me to warm up to and is responsible for the less than stellar start in SWEET VENOM. Grace is the sweet, brainy sister. She's big into computers and not so much into sticking up for herself. Greer is the sister we meet towards the end of the book. She's the socialite snob who is more concerned with not ruining her shoes than with the monsters attacking them.
Imagine teenaged Charmed but with Greek Mythology and you get SWEET VENOM. Not all the sisters endeared themselves to me, but the mythological ride was a fun one. I also really liked the guys in this book, two of whom clearly have big secrets they are keeping. In fact, I would have loved to read a whole book just about Grace and her mysterious older brother. Fair warning about the ending.Read more ›
I'm kind of bummed. Now that I got all into the book and was excited for what was happening, the book ended. Now I have to wait and hope the next book (SWEET SHADOWS) continues with the excitement the book finally delivered.
I love all the Greek Mythology involved in this book and I just know we'll be seeing so much more in the next book to come, and that really gets me bouncy with anticipation. I love the idea of Medusa and the fact that her true story was fabricated and now it's what we all believe. With the opening chapter, when she mentioned she was wearing sunglasses I just assumed it was to prevent her from killing someone accidentally but I like what Tera Lynn Childs did much better.
I feel like the minority who didn't really enjoy this book, which is weird for me. I usually like practically anything you place in front of me. It's not that I hated this, because I didn't...but I just didn't care for it. It's not one I'd pay for to own. Though, I am glad I read it so if you're looking for a fantasy novel that is much different from vampires, werewolves, faeries, etc then you should pick up a copy of this book. If anything, it's a quick read.
I really loved this book - it's engaging, the characters are very realistic, and it is very easy to relate to them. The plot, with narration interweaving between each of the sisters, flows smoothly and provides a closer glimpse into their lives. I found myself very intrigued by both Thane - Grace's brother - and Nick - a new student at Gretchen's school. I believe both characters are much more than they seem and will play an integral part in the story to come. I highly suspect there will be additional books in this series and am quite looking forward to following the story as it develops. This is a great mixture of reality and mythology and I think would be classified as magical realism - highly recommended!
Fans of Greek mythology will relish the first installment of the Medusa Girls trilogy by veteran author Tera Lynn Childs. Full of references to the residents of Mount Olympus (apparently, Athena was jealous of Medusa and fabricated the whole "snake haired killer" scenario), ancient monsters, oracles and more, this novel offers a fun and fresh take on some very old characters.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sweet Venom was so much fun! Long-lost triplets with Gorgon abilities reuniting to fight monsters from another dimension! And a prophecy! I love prophecies! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Angie
As a fellow author of the book Split From Earth, a story regarding Greek mythology, I felt that this book was very insightful and a unique work while delving into the mythology of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Forrest
This is awesome. For fans who still want to read Percy Jackson, this is the remedy. It is so masterfully written.Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was awesome!!!!!!!! I love books about mythology and this was something special!!!! I can't wait to read the next book to this series!!!Published 17 months ago by MARCELO CASTRO
Sweet Venom is the first book in a trilogy. It’s saturated with Medusa mythology, and set in present time with Medusa’s decedents. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Cat Alley
I really am not sure why I finished this book. Throughout the whole thing I was aware that I didn't care about any of the characters. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bethany Cassel
I'm all for my supernatural books but this one is definitely a fave. So many good twists and turns you weren't expecting. Excellent!Published 20 months ago by Lexxii