Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs [Review]

Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls, #2) 4 out of 5 Robots!
  


Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs

Series: Medusa Girls #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release: September 4, 2012
Hardcover: 336 Pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
The action-packed second book of Tera Lynn Childs's Greek mythology–based Sweet Venom trilogy is perfect for teen fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series.

Three teenage descendants of Medusa must figure out where their fate will take them. The warring factions among the gods of Olympus are coming for them, the creatures of the abyss are pushing into San Francisco, and the boys in their lives are hiding dangerous secrets.

Gretchen has fought the monsters the longest, but teaching the girls the ropes is hard. Can she rely on Grace and Greer, or even trust herself to keep them safe? Greer has pressing social commitments and little time to train her newfound powers. But her second sight won't leave her alone. Grace is worried about her brother, Thane, who has disappeared. His secrets might have to do with the heritage the triplets share.

How can the girls embrace the shadows of their legacy?
(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Shannon's Thoughts:
Sweet Shadows starts off right where Sweet Venom leaves off.  Actually, it even backs up a little bit and replays the last scene from Sweet Venom.  That was a tiny bit confusing at first, but it was also kind of nice because it reminded me what was going on.  Things are getting complicated for the girls.  Between their family obligations, school obligation and now, their huntress obligations, they struggle to find a balance.  They also find out there is a war coming and various faction want to see the girls dead and they find themselves once again without guidance.

We do start to get some answers, but not many.  This is a little frustrating at times, but I'm sure they will be answered in the last book.  Or at least, I hope so!  I also liked getting to know the girls even better, especially Greer.  Since her narrative didn't start until two thirds of the way through the first book, we didn't get to know her as well as Gretchen and Grace.  But in this sequel, she gets considerably more face time. 

My only small complaint was the ending.  It seemed a little too easy.  And, of course, it ends on a cliffhanger.  But overall, this is fun, easy and quick read.  It has a unique take on the whole Greek myth retellings and I love the three way narration between the girls.  The sequel was just as strong as the first and I am definitely excited to finally get some answers in the next book!

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Sweet Venom
2. Sweet Shadows
3. Sweet Legacy

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