Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wish List Wednesday 50


Sweet Venom
by Tera Lynn Childs
Pub. date: September 2011

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.

This is another book I was drawn to simply for the cover (good job, cover artists!), but I wasn't really interested until I saw the author. I've read Tera Lynn Childs' other Greek mythology book, Oh. My. Gods., and it was good, but not great. A little too light and fluffy. This one sounds more to my tastes, and I can't wait until it comes out.

1 comment:

Orchid said...

Ooh, lovely pick! Sweet Venom sounds so good, and I really like the cover. =)

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