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An OK, quick read, with interesting ideas, but that didn't grab me as much as I had hoped it would.
There are definitely high stakes here, with various characters who may hold even more secrets—and the three sisters aren't the only ones. I liked that the novel dealt with said sisters getting reunited and struggling with what they had discovered about each other, instead of having them immediatly accept it as normal. However, this also made for a first volume that was basically an introduction more than anything else: in the end, there's still no clue about why the monsters are popping more often, the bounty, Ursula, what's been happening behind the scenes, who's the actual villain/s, etc.
I also thought Greer popped up too late in the story (at the 50% mark or so), and it made for a much different dynamics than what the blurb led me to expect.
Special mention for Nick, who I definitely wanted to smack in the nuts and leave to grovel in pain on the side of the road. The guy was seriously a stalker, and "I can't take no for an answer" is a definite "get out of my sight real fast" signal as far as I'm concerned. Gretchen wasn't better in that regard—thinking she couldn't get involved because of her job as a huntress... Wasn't that a given anyway because the guy was, well, creepy and infuriating? If this is to become a romantic relationship, uh, no thanks.
I might check out voluem 2 if the library has it, because I'd like to know more about the overall plot, but... We'll see.
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.
The cover. The synopsis. The raving reviews. All three came together and made Sweet Venom a book I had to read... and after reading...
I'm sorry, I just don't understand all the hype surrounding this book. I could barely get myself to finish it. A little after the halfway mark, I found myself skimming rather than immersing myself in the story. Not a good sign. But rather than go on an angry rant, let me bullet point it for you.
Not any guy I've ever heard of. Just another aspect of this book that felt forced.
I can appreciate how the author was trying to take a well-known Greek myth and make it her own. The concept was interesting, I just can't get on board with the way it was executed.
I saw a lot of great reviews for this book, but, for me, it left a lot to be desired.