Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls, #2)
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Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls #2)

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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 t...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Faith
i NEEEEEEEEEED TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leigh Collazo

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REVIEW: As with Sweet Venom , I liked-but-did-not-love Sweet Shadows, and I can't help but feel a little sad about that. Both Sweet Venom and Sweet Shadows have everything going for them. I love the three sisters' characters and how they are still learning how to interact as siblings. I love Nick as a romantic lead, and Thane is a nice little mystery I can't wait to unravel. The mythology is interesting, and the action scenes are fun to read. Tera Lynn Childs is...more
Booknut
Despite being the descendants of the Gorgons and Medusa, these girls do not have bad hair days.


Go figure.

The kick-ass trio - Greer, Gretchen and Grace - have discovered that they're the much-anticipated Key Generation. But fancy title aside, being the Key Generation is more trouble than it's worth. There seem to be three groups of beings in this book:

Those that want to kill the girls BEFORE they open the door and unleash the monsters:



Those that want to kill the girls AFTER they open the door...more
Melanie
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Oh yes. Pure awesome romance, action and GREEK MYTHOLOGY.

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. <3

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 rig...more
 Marla
3.5 stars. Quick and fun book. I was really frustrated through most of the book, but it is entertaining and I look forward to seeing how the cliffhanger ending is resolved.

Likes:
* Replaying of last scenes in Sweet Venom so we can easily pick up the story again
* Greer is getting more attached to her siblings
* Key Generation - Gretchen, Grace & Greer, descendents of Medusa the Gorgon
* Mission, if they choose to accept it: open lost door to demon world to restore balance and serve as peace keep...more
Paula  Phillips
Now that the three sisters have been reunited, their lives are getting more and more dangerous to live. It seems that once the three are reunited, they have the power to control the portal between the monster world and their world -earth. Some people want them dead, others want to save them. However, its a who can they trust kind of game ? As those around them are lying to them and now they are fighting for their lives. If that wasn't bad enough, they are lying to their parents - Grace in parti...more
Lea
Apr 26, 2012 Lea marked it as to-read
AGH!! I cannot even say how excited I am for this sequel-- Sweet Venom was one of my all-time favorite books that I've ever read and reviewed on my blog!! :D BRING IT ON!! ^_^
Jazmyn Moncrieffe
Jul 03, 2012 Jazmyn Moncrieffe marked it as to-read
I cant wait!!!!!! Argh library here i come!!!!! I read sweet venom in 2 days, it was that great so im pretty sure sweet shadows will be great!
Jessi
Tera Lynn Childs has done it again! I don't even typically reach for YA books and yet I could hardly put this one down - and as always, I am ready to read the next installment.

In a few words...
Cover: Pretty
Rating: G
Stars: 5
Overall: A very fun read that leaves you wanting more!
Characters: Love 'em even more than I did in Sweet Venom.
Page Turner: Did not want to put it down!
Series: Trilogy, one more left.

In other words...
A lot of questions were answered in this installment of the trilogy. The...more
Aliza
Jan 14, 2012 Aliza marked it as to-read
waiting quite impatiently!!! need this ASAP! NOW!
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Quick & Dirty: Things start with a bang in Sweet Shadows and keep rolling, bringing the girls closer to answers and danger.

Opening Sentence: As I stare across Gretchen’s dining table at Grace, who is flipping through a binder about some ridiculously hideous monster straight out of mythology, I still can’t really fathom that there are two girls right here in this loft who look exactly like me.

The Review:

When I say the novel starts with a bang, I mean it lit...more
Ellie
Ehh.

I'm not sure whether this book was just not as good as the first one or my standards were considerably lower back when I read book #1.

I found #2 to be rather predictable. I didn't like any of the three girls narrating. They felt sort of like:

Grace: Hey, I'm Grace! I'm bubbly and happy! I care about my family sooooo much! But, like, I hardly ever make time to see them. I'm just too busy! And I'm environmentally friendly! Save the planet!!!

Gretchen: I'm tough. I'm mean to everyone. Except thi...more
Courtney (Fuzzy.Coffee.Books)
What I Liked: 1) I like the three sisters. As they started to get to know each other in Sweet Venom you could see relationships begin to develop, but throughout Sweet Shadows their relationship becomes more cemented, and they begin to care for each other as sisters, instead of strangers who happen to look alike. 2) Um, there was a unicorn in this book. I don't know that I have ever encountered a unicorn in another book other than Harry Potter. But this one talked and wasn't being eaten by Voldy....more
Natasha
"And there are some monsters that would just rather hand out in the world of trees and sunshine. Endless black can get so monotonous."

Sweet Shadows picks up immediately where Sweet Venom ends. When Gretchen's loft is blown up, the newly reunited sisters try to get over the shock of the recent events and trying to find out who is trying to kill them. Not that it's easy, of course.

In this book, the sisters' individual plotlines are more intertwined, but there are still things that they need to wor...more
Lindsay
Three teenage descendants of Medusa must figure out where their fate will take them. Warring factions among the gods of Olympus are coming for them, creatures of the abyss are pushing into San Francisco, and odd figures in their lives are hiding dangerous secrets. Gretchen has fought the monsters for years, but teaching the others is hard. Can she rely on Grace and Greer? Greer has pressing social commitments and little time to train her new-found powers, but the mythical second sight won't leav...more
Nickyrian
I am fond of reading novels that evolve Greek Mythology, especially if authors write the story real well. I borrowed this ARC from a friend who attended the book event in Chicago. I couldn't wait for the release of this book in September. I was so anxious to find out the answers to the mysteries that Ms. Tera had left unanswered in the first book. Well, this book picked up from where it ended in Sweet Venom. Still narrated by Greer, Grace, and Gretchen. The triplets had finally agreed to battle...more
Panda
I found this book stuck to me like glue. While I enjoyed the first book by the end I was ready to leave the medusa sisters behind and pick up a new book then everything went boom and I picked up this one needing to find out what happened. With the explosive beginning of this book I was expecting the pace to pick up. If anything I found it slowed to a crawl. The "surprise twists" I found fairly predictable and yet I still wasn't given the answers I was looking for. Only to be left with you got it...more
the golden witch.
3.5/5 stars.

I found that this volume of the trilogy was far easier to get into, moreso than the first volume (probably because I'm used to Childs' style now). The pages flew by and before I knew it, the book was done. All in all, "Sweet Shadows" makes some major progress in the series, yet left a bit to be desired. But you can definitely bet that I'm reading book 3.

I found that this book was far more plot-driven than book one - not a bad thing by any means, but it meant fast pacing, and it left...more
Jenny
Nov 03, 2012 Jenny added it
The second book in a trilogy featuring the triplet descendents of the Gorgon Medusa, Sweet Shadows picks up seconds before the action-packed concluding pages of Sweet Venom, thereby yanking us back into Greer, Gretchen, and Grace’s world with thankfully little preamble. Once Ms. Childs ensures she has our undivided attention, she then oh-so briefly recaps a few of the more important revelations of book one, giving us just enough information to jog our memories without weighing us down with unrel...more
Vicki
I love this series! I love the triplets! I love the author!

I love that Sweet Shadows starts right where Sweet Venom left off. People want to see the girls all dead...mystery! Greek mythology continues to be an enjoyable aspect of the series. Gods and demons going at it...a war? Action? The girls are still trying to bring back their Gorgon ancestors.

The siblings are all further developed, especially Greer. I'm one of those readers who loves snarky, quick-witter, sarcastic people and she fills t...more
Kathy
I love this series! I love the characters and the story. I love mythology and how the author takes a story that is told many times over and makes it their own. I like that we got to see some monsters that you don't normally hear about, it's fun to look them up and learn about them.

I love how the author takes the sisters characters and has them play off each other like real sibs do. I really liked the twists and turns this one has and this one has quite a few!

I honestly cannot wait to read the n...more
Trinity
I loved everything about this book! It was amazing and just so exciting to read. I was always excited to get to the next page and it was just fantastic. I cannot wait to get to the last book in the trilogy!

I really thought this book was amazing. I am so glad I started the new year with this book. There were lots of plots that confused me but in the end I finally got it (sort of) and I am really excited for the next book. I loved Gretchen, Greer and Grace. I like the whole mythology theme, mytho...more
Melanie
It's only been a day since I finished this book and it's already blending into the first book and I'm having a hard time remembering what happened in it. While I like the characters and the overarching plot of the series, the individual books seem to have little to no plot within them. I am not 2/3rds through the series and nothing much has happened, other than the girls running around not knowing what to do. They aren't really achieving anything and if I had to sit down and describe what the 2n...more
Pam Vlieg
Solid books that I wish I liked more. The sisters have different personalities but something about having all three of them on my page bugs me. I feel like they don't really get to be fleshed out and they just have this attributes to make them different just because they have to be different. I'd like to see more depth. I do love the bend on mythology.
Trisha
a really great adventure. a 2nd book with a lot of history and information but still setting the stage for the next book
we didn't get all the answers to our questions (nor do we know who EVERYONE is!) but...we did get a lot of answers and that was enough

and I'm excited for the next one!
Jona Romulo
I did not enjoy it as much as I liked the first one. I think this sequel is not that clear. I do not understand the Key Generation anymore, too complicated. It seems the second book wasn't able to point out the importance of them. And there are too many secrets. Ugh.
Pretty Little Liar
must read...book 1 amazing... hope this is as good!!!!!!!!!!!!
Florence
I can't waitttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
julie (Books and Insomnia)
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Medusa Girls

SERIES REVIEW: Medusa Girls trilogy

Wow! This series sure knows how to pack a punch! The Medusa Girls trilogy might just be my second favorite mythology series, next to Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

We know Medusa as a snake-haired gorgon whose stare can turn people into stones. She's always described as a vile creature, a monster, a villain. But lo and behold, Tera Lynn Childs put a spin to the popular Medusa myth and came up with the amazing series Medusa...more
Marsha
Sep 11, 2012 Marsha rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: YA
Sometimes when you stumble upon a new series, the first book is great but the follow up book does not make the grade. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Medusa Girls. “Sweet Shadows” is an excellent follow up to the first book in the series, “Sweet Venom.”

The story begins shortly after the previous one ends. Greer, Gretchen and Grace receive a warning and manage to escape an explosion by jumping into the San Francisco bay. When they emerge soaking wet, they set about attempting to discov...more
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Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of the mythology-based OH. MY. GODS. and GODDESS BOOT CAMP, the mermaid tales FORGIVE MY FINS, FINS ARE FOREVER, and JUST FOR FINS (July 3rd, 2012), and a new trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa beginning with SWEET VENOM and SWEET SHADOWS (September 4, 2012). Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can...more
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“I AM interested in you, Gretchen." When I still won't look at him, he presses his fingers against my jaw and gently turns my face. He is looking straight in my eyes when he says, "I'm interested i YOU."

His midnight blues burn with an intensity that almost makes me believe him. Makes me WANT to believe him. He knows just the right thing to say to mess with my mind. He always has. He leans closer, watching me. His lips are a breath away from mine.

This time I'm not buying it.
My knee connects with his soft spot and he doubles over, gasping for air.
"Find your own way home," I snap before turning and marching back to my car.”
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