Book Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Rating: StarStarStar

Genre: Young Adult > Mythology

(Medusa Girls #1)

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 more 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, especially on a school night, 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.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.


Sweet Venom was slow paced but it was kinda fun. 🙂 It reminded me of Darkness Becomes Her because Athena is also the intended villain here. Scattered action scenes across the book. I’m expecting more but that’s okay.

The story is a new take on mythology. From a villain status, Medusa and her descendants here are really guardians who protect the human world from monsters from the other side. It was refeshing to read this different spin of Greek mythology.

Sweet Venom mainly revolves on the three sisters coming together to claim their heritage. Gretchen is already a huntress, so that leaves Grace and Greer for training. They came from different walks of life. Therefore, the struggle to unite and fulfill their duties is all the book talked about.

Of course I’m inclined towards Gretchen because she’s the strongest among the three. Not just in strength but in character as well. Grace is a sweet girl, but Greer… she’s a challenge. She’s determined like Gretchen but in a different way. She reminds me of the girls from Pretty Little Liars.

I am hoping there’s more to the series – it can still get good. Because if there’s one thing I like about Sweet Venom, it is easy to read. A little entertaining, but I want more spunk from these huntresses.


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