Monday, October 24, 2011

Review: Sweet Venom

Sweet Venom
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Grace is adopted. She's always known and has a wonderful family and life. Because Grace received a scholarship to a very prestigious school, the family has recently moved to San Francisco.

As Grace is acclimating herself to the Bay Area, she starts seeing monsters, but it's clear she is the only one who can see them. That is until Gretchen bursts onto the scene and takes out one of these monsters. And Gretchen looks just like Grace! Yep, you guessed it, Gretchen is adopted as well.

It turns out both Grace and Gretchen are descendants of the Gorgon Medusa and her mortal husband. And it is their duty to protect the world from the mythological creatures that slip through the crack between Frisco and the Underworld.

This book was OK. Primarily is was the set-up for the future books. We were hit with several mysteries, only a couple of which were partially answered before the book ended. There really wasn't any huge climaxes, just small ones leading up to the cliffhanger ending. I'm hoping that next book will have more story and more action...because this one lost momentum about half way. I did put it down and read another book then forced myself to finish it out.

I did enjoy the new mythology that Childs created for the Gorgons and see a lot of potential in future storylines. I just hope she can get the story up and running then keep it there.

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