Solid Foundation for a new series,
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This review is from: Sweet Venom (Paperback)I love Greek Mythology and the trend for basing books in the world of Greek tales with a modern twist, while I was desperate to read this book I had it sitting on my kindle for ages before I plucked up the courage to read it. I am sure you can guess why if you know me. Yes, you guessed it, what is Medusa famous for, apart from turning people to stone *whispers* yep those horrible things in her hair. So I had to build myself up to facing that sort of imagery. Thank goodness her descendants look like normal teenagers *breathes a sigh of relief*.
The book while in first person narrative alternates the view point between the 3 protagonists, building slowly as the sisters discover each other. I love getting into the mind of more than one character in order to fully understand them and the way in which they develop. With the ebook there was very little means of distinguishing the narrative voice apart from the name given at the start of each chapter, that is until the picture of each individual girl takes shape in the imagination. I do think that a narrative of more than one person works better in a printed book than an ebook but that might just be me.
Clever weaving of the monsters from Greek Mythology into the modern world added to the action and tension of the book. Although I think this book concentrates on setting the scene and introducing the characters more than anything else. There are a number of open-ended twists that I cannot wait to see develop.
Each girl, Gretchen, Grace and Greer have had completely different upbringings and it has therefore shaped their personalities. The background details aided in understanding them as individuals. Although separated at birth the bond between them is strong, and was a joy to witness when they accepted it.
The history of the Gorgons not only Medusa was touched upon adding depth to the multiple layers of the plot. The portrayal of the Gods themselves assisted the plot dynamics and added a layer of mystery to the unfolding events.
This series I am sure is going to just get better and better as Sweet Venom has laid a solid foundation on which to build a fantastic series. Strong, female protagonists, kick-ass action, mystery and intrigue thrown together with Greek Mythology, conspiracy theories and family secrets, topped off with a couple of hot boys. I am really looking forward to seeing where this story goes.