Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs







Harper Collins




AH!! The lure of the free e-book! Bored with your current read? Free E-Book! In the middle of a self-imposed book buying ban? Free E-Book! I had heard blogger buzz about this series for awhile and I had been in love with the cover for some time when I heard on twitter that Sweet Venom was free for a short time. That was over eight months ago and I just got to this book a few weeks ago and I fell in love with the characters.


The book opens dramatically with a snapshot into the world of Gretchen: Monster hunter. In a few pages Tera brings the reader up to date on Gretchen’s world and her motivations. I loved the snark in Gretchen’s narrative voice. She is practical and kickass!

In Chapter two we meet Grace Whitfield who is completely different from Gretchen in many ways. Grace is an honor student and a computer whiz. She has moved to San Francisco to attend a prestigious school and is dealing with a little stress over uprooting her family.

Things start of  well for Grace until she starts seeing things. Huge smelly creatures wandering the world yet not drawing the attention of anyone else, or so she thinks until she meets Gretchen, who surprisingly  happens to be her identical twin! Soon Grace is drawn into Gretchen’s world and through her investigative skills learns that the two of them are not alone. There is another G to the family line: Greer, which means the girls are triplets and know that they have found each other all hell is breaking loose!

This book is a textbook case of what I love about YA paranormal series. Tera does an amazing job fleshing out each girls personalities and by alternating chapters with the different POV we learn more about the girls then they are willing to share with each other.

Really looking forward to reading the next two books in the series.

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