Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls #2) by Tera Lynn Childs

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): Three teenage descendants of Medusa, now united, must claim their heritage to fight the monsters escaped from the abyss.

Gretchen may have known she was a descendant of Medusa long before her sisters--after all, she's spent her life fighting the monsters that escape the abyss--but that doesn't mean it will be easy to teach the other girls the ropes.

Greer has pressing social commitments on her plate and precious little time to train in her newfound powers. But that wretched second sight won't leave her alone, and her fabled heritage seems to be creeping into her fashionable life.

Grace has worries closer to home--like why her brother, Thane, has disappeared. He's hiding something. Could it possibly be related to the secret heritage the triplets share?

Book Review:
I fell in love with Childs' writing when I read the first book in this series, Sweet Venom. With reminiscent tones of Sarah Beth Durst and C.C. Hunter, Childs tells a story of modern-day triplets in their teens who discover they are from the bloodlines of Medusa. From there, adventures ensue. The three girls: Gretchen, Greer, and Grace are adorable and as different as they come. The story is told in alternating voices of the girls. I am fan of alternating narrative voices, but I know it's not for everyone. I have completely become invested in these girls, their quest, as well as their individual storylines. There is definitely more action this time around. There is also more romance budding and the overall mythology thickens. I love picking up these books when I'm in a reading slump or simply want to get lost in a good story. Childs has a whimsical, but realistic voice that makes me dive right in, gulping every last word down until I turn the last page. I have her other two YA series waiting to be read: Oh. My. Gods. and Fins. I definitely plan on reading these soon!

Favorite Quote:
"'How about tomorrow after my soccer practice?' he suggests. 'We could go for pizza.'

Tomorrow feels a long way away. Who knows what will have gone crazy-crazier-in my life by then."

Cover Art Commentary:
Yes! Finally some brunette action! I am so sick of seeing blonde-haired, blue-eyed girls on the covers of YA books (not that I have anythings against blondes or blue eyes). It's just nice to see something different! :)



  1. Great review! I really want to read this series, it sounds like something I would enjoy. I really enjoyed reading Oh. My. Gods. Such a great, quick story! You'll love it. :)

  2. Whimsical but realistic sounds perfect!!!!