Sweet Venom

Sweet Venom

Book - 2011
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As monsters walk the streets of San Francisco, unseen by humans, three teenaged descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned in Greek mythology, must reunite and embrace their fates.
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062001818
0062001817
Characteristics: 345 p. ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 17, 2017

I love Greek mythology with a passion. I guess it shouldn't have been a surprise that I enjoyed this book and the series extremely due to its spin on the story of Medusa. Except here, she isn't a monstrous creature, but rather a sister in charge of guarding the "border" between our world and the monsters. Grace, your seemingly average girl, finds out after she moved to a new place that there is someone who looks identical to her. They could have been twins! In fact, they are two of the three triplets, descended from Medusa, who have a unique destiny. This book was absolutely fabulous, and fans of Percy Jackson or The Goddess Test Series will surely enjoy the plot and romance spins! 4.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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violet_hyena_16
Mar 04, 2016

I love this series I read two of the books in one day and really want to read the third one.

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read it all in one day because it was sooooo good!!! XD

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green_bear_773
Dec 04, 2014

EXCITING +FUNNY=A REALLY GOOD BOOK!!!!. : )

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jorbenton
Oct 11, 2013

I'm in my mid 20's and I did find the book a bit on the cheesy side, however I still enjoyed it. Really like reading about mythology, so that's what made it worth while.

Destiny Banks Jul 22, 2013

I really enjoyed this book.

blue_jaguar_257 Jun 22, 2013

this book is just as good as the first

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Elee1026
Oct 20, 2012

this was an amazing book! i highly recommend it. I was up late at night, eager to read what happened next. I cant wait to read the sequel!

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hollyheartsYA
Jul 11, 2012

I love me some greek mythology! 3 girls, descendants of Medusa, fighters and guardians of mythological beasts, supposedly rewritten histories, mysterious boys all encased in a young adult contemporary novel! I thought this was seamlessly done in Sweet Venom. Tera Lynn Childs blends mythology with contemporary very well (if you haven't read Oh.My.Gods. and Goddess Bootcamp, GO! so good!) I loved that each girl has a distinct personality and the supporting characters are vibrant as well (WHAT IS UP WITH THANE?!? I MUST KNOW LOL!!) I like how each girl has her doubts and flaws (Gretchen tries to hide it behind toughness, Grace behind her smarts, and Greer with her ice princess attitude) but the journey this destiny is carrying them on will only see them get stronger.

There aren't a lot of books that talks about the descendents of Medusa, and the author portrayed Medusa differently. Very unique, I loved it.

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