Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. :)
Title: Sweet Venom
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins imprint)
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.
This just sounds freaking awesome. Medusa's been typecast as a mythological character that's creepy and gross and can totally kill you if you look at her. Twisting the story around and using her descendants as quirky and weird and human characters and narrators is really interesting. I'm on pins and needles waiting for this book to feed my Greek mythology mixed with modern day people addiction. ;)
I want this so much. If you have an ARC and you're willing to part with it, I will gladly trade for it.