Title: Sweet Shadows
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Genre: YA, fantasy, mythology
Series: Medusa Girls #2
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Pages: 336 (hardcover)
How I Got the Book: Borrowed it
For More Information: Goodreads Link
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. Can she rely on Grace and Greer, or even trust herself to keep them safe? 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?
With the warring factions among the gods of Olympus coming for them, the creatures of the abyss pushing into their world, and the boys in their lives keeping secrets at every turn, the three girls must figure out where their fate will take them and how to embrace the shadows of their legacy.
I’m having a really good streak at the moment, there are so many books that I’ve just fallen in love with. And this, Sweet Shadows was no disappointment. Tera Lynn Childs, you are awesome and I could kiss you right now.
Finally our three Medusa divas have met, but that doesn’t mean that they’re safe. In fact, they are in more danger than ever. When the story begins, it is right after the attack from Sweet Venom. Even so, Ms. Childs did an awfully good job at re-capping me on the previous advents as I read SV at least 4 months back.
Gretchen, Grace and Greer are totally different girls who just look super dooper alike. Sometimes, I got them mixed up, confused about who was talking and all, but when I kept reading, I found that I could easily work it by simply reading the dialogue and the way Ms. Childs structured and planned out each character so precisely. Bravo! I felt more attached to Greer in SS unlike in SV, where she sounded like the average bitchy girl. And yes, she may still have those moments, but she turns out to be a reliable friend and an awesome kung-fu kickass female. Each and everyone of them are strong in their own way.
The thing that made me take off one star was the plot. Don’t get me wrong, I was compelled to love it. It incorporated my favourite genre, mythology, and had twists and cryptic messages, however there was one thing that kept bugging me. How’ve you ever felt like the book seemed too quick when it had so many pages? I felt like that in SS, that it just went too quickly, needed a little more definition in the depth of the plot.
I simply adored and fan-girled over the romance, it wasn’t too much to make me gag and it wasn’t too little to make me get infuriated and inpatient. Nick and Gretchen are really cute, totally took my heart away. Milo and Grace are a little more complicated but I felt like that someone like Milo really clicked with Grace.
Gorgeously written, Ms. Childs will not dissatisfied with a unique take on Greek Mythology that made me scream for more. I recommend to anyone who craves for Greek Mythology and fantasy lovers.
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