Review: ‘Sweet Venom’ by Tera Lynn Childs

Review: ‘Sweet Venom’ by Tera Lynn ChildsSweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Medusa Girls #1
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on September 6th. 2011
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Mythology, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 345
Format: Hardcover
Source: borrowed from the library
Grace moves to San Francisco but fears monsters and girl who looks just like her who shows up to fight them. Orphan Gretchen is tired of battling monsters. Her mentor vanishes. Wealthy Greer has busy social life, no room for joining triplets on her doorstep. Three teen descendants of Medusa must unite and fight monsters only they can see -- or are some good?

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Three sisters. Three different lives. Three very different personalities. Oh and they’re all living descendants if the Gorgan Medusa.

Gretchen, Grace and Greer are triplet sisters. All separated as a child to keep them safe. Gretchen the strongly fighter hunts monsters that come from another realm and banishes them right back. She finds herself being pursued by Nick, her classmate from science class who doesn’t take no for an answer.

Grace is a computer nerd who lives with her loving adopted parents and brother Thane. They move from quiet suburban Orangval to San Francisco. Here, Grace meets a friend, Vail who is one feisty chick that talks back to queen bee Megan. Thane’s friend Milo drops by and Gracd can’t help but have a crush on the guy.

Then there’s Greer, who’s the queen bee of her school and dates a surfer. Her two sisters show up at her door telling her she’s in danger. Greer doesn’t believe them and tells them to leave her alone. That’s until Greer sees monsters on her own.

This book had an original plot that I really enjoyed. A kick-ass twist on Medusa’s tale, I was thoroughly entertained. I did wish something happened though. The development was slow but I guess this book was just the beginning of the series, and it had to describe the journey of finding all the sisters. Overall an enjoyable read. I loved having the three point of views from the three different sisters. It showed various opinions and I quite love how they’re all different.


She’s insecure. She makes herself feel better by belittling anyone with confidence and picking on those without. (146)





  1. Cali W.

    July 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Cool review! I love this series and the Forgive My Fins series. <3

  2. Devon

    October 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    This is one of the many books that i put on my TBR bc of the cover. lol. I can’t wait to read this book

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