Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

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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 in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.


About Tera Lynn Childs

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Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of several books for teens, including the first Sweet Venom novel, 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. Find her online at www.teralynnchilds.com.
Published September 6, 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books. 357 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gretchen, Greer and Grace learn that they are the key generation that must either seal or unseal the portal to the abyss, perhaps unleashing upon the world monsters that have been kept in abeyance since the original Medusa’s death.

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Gretchen, on the other hand, is used to returning monsters to their home world on a regular basis—it’s finding a long-lost twin that she has trouble dealing with.

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The Bookbag

As mentioned earlier, I absolutely loved the first book I read by Tera Lynn Childs, Forgive My Fins, and anyone who enjoys her writing style will almost certainly love that one.

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City Book Review

This book was okay in the beginning, however, it picked up after I have read a third of the book.

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City Book Review

‘Violence isn’t always the answer.’” Overall, this story was a good (cute) quick read that I’d suggest to fans of Tera’s other books.

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A Patchwork of Books

One thing that I'm hearing a lot is that in licensing markets people get ripped off a lot - so I want to be sure to pass that on :).

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