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Sweet Legacy (Medusa Girls #3)

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United triplets descended from Medusa must find gate between human and monster worlds, rescue aunts jailed under Mt Olympus. Greer must use her second sight, even though she hears gods argue in her mind. Grace wants to trust her adopted brother, Thane, but what is his secret? Orphan Gretchen has fought all her life, but now boys are helping - or are they?
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published September 2013)
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Asphodel
THIS HAS ONE AN AWARD FOR THE BEST FRUSTRATING ENDING. EVER. IN. THE. ENTIRE. WORLD.

OHMYF THIS. THIS- I'M- THAT- *CRIES*

I am now posting my feels and pouring my hearts out because of this.
I am suffering from the loss of Sweet Legacy.
I am apparently diagnosed of anaphylactic shock.
I am searching for a medicine for book hangovers.
I am now shutting myself up to write a review which is probably composed of all my feels and othe blurp of nonsense which ALSO does not particularly serve as a so-calle
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Paige  Bookdragon
Is there an audition for being a medusa girl?
M.A. Nichols
Apr 12, 2014 M.A. Nichols rated it did not like it
Ugh. This series took a serious nosedive. The premise was interesting. I liked the characters. The writing was fine (not amazing, but passable). The plot was a major issue, though. I kept waiting for the series to get better. While things did happen in the first and second book, there was a serious lack of story arc within the books and none of them really pushed the series forward.

The third book finally picks it up a bit, but still lacked a compelling story line and conflict. The things that re
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Melissa
Jun 26, 2015 Melissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
*2.5 stars*

Not quite as good as the previous two books. I felt the ending was rushed and a bit disappointing. I felt slightly bored at times but I didn't think it was bad at all. It did hint at more to come in this world maybe, so I would be interested in reading a fourth book or a spin off series possibly. I also felt the romances were a bit forced, like everyone had to end up with someone. (view spoiler)
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Colleen Houck
Little sad to come to the end of this series. Quite enjoyed how everything came together. Monsters are so unique. Love the monkey horde. The immortality conundrum at the end still has me thinking about it. The three guys were all great and unique in their own ways.
MJ
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I have to say this was a nice end to a trilogy.

Was it perfect? Hardly. But I honestly feel like this was the best Tera Lynn Childs book I have read to date and I don't regret buying this book or reading this trilogy.

It's good old harmless and clean fun.

That's something I really appreciate about Tera Lynn Childs. Any age group can read her work and won't feel like they're being talked down to or be scarred for life.

Although, she does have a tendency to go towards cor
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Echo
Oct 10, 2013 Echo rated it it was ok
I really liked the concept of this series, and I think there was some nice mythology, but in the end the jumping between sisters was a bit confusing. If each book had been from one sisters point of view it might have worked better for me, or from a third person view, but then it would have been hard to follow when they split up.

I had one main problem with this final book, a problem that started brewing with Sweet Venom. Every person they tell is all, oh wow gods? For real? Coolio. And every boy
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Raven Lucero
The Sweet Venom trilogy reminds me a lot of the Paranormalcy trilogy.

First book: cool idea, fluffy and funny writing, interesting characters, satisfying conclusion.

Second book: meh plot, obviously this should have been one book and not a series, but still passable for what was given, and in the end I enjoyed it a lot more than I did at the beginning.

Third book: Does not compute.

Seriously? Insta-love. After all the time spent on Grace's and Gretchen's relationships, Greer gets insta-love because
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Annika
Aug 01, 2012 Annika rated it it was ok
I'm confused.
Is that it? Are we done? Because the ending seemed rather ominous.

I'm irritated.
What kind of romance was that? It seemed rather middle school instead of young adult. I mean, they were all like "his mouth brushed mine".
If you want this to be young adult, please say something like, "His lips pressed to mine" and then go a bit in depth but not adult in depth.
I'm not trying to insult her writing, but I just expected more.
Same goes for the action. It was short and not so detailed.
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Paula  Phillips
Feb 20, 2014 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it
One of my favourite things to read is Greek Mythology and renditions of famous tales. A series that I have been reading and just finished with Book #3 Sweet Legacy is based on the descendants of Medusa and her two sisters. The girls hold the key to the portals and hold the power to stop the monsters from entering San Francisco. In Sweet Legacy , the girls have headed through the portal to Mount Olympus to save Euracyles and Stethno from the clutches of Artemis and Apollo . Along with Nick and Th ...more
Pooja
Dec 17, 2016 Pooja rated it it was ok
TF kind of ending is that??

You could atleast tell who is going to be mortal. Grace is not strong enough to be immortal. Losing Milo might break her. How selfish can you get Gretchen, nick might be immortal. And thane i hated his stupid build up & secrecy too much and at one point I didn't even care if he came and said hey im actually a demigod and my name is Percy Jackson...except Percy wouldn't be this boring. He's just like that in love with Greer who looks exactly like his..sister?! What,
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Jessie Potts
Sep 01, 2013 Jessie Potts rated it it was amazing
This is the third and final book in the Medusa Girls series by Tera Lynn, and I highly recommend reading the first two before embarking on this conclusion. We have one sister who has a stranger messing with her mind, another sister struggling to trust her stepbrother and a sister finding herself lost and spent. For fans of the dark series, I recommend you pick this up. There's war, chaos and brutal turmoil. All three sisters have grown so much in the series, and I find that I almost wish the tri ...more
Maria
May 26, 2013 Maria rated it liked it
The triplets are on a rescue mission to save their great-great-forever-great aunts and to open the portal between the worlds. Battling against them are the Greek gods and the monsters are determined to kill them after they open the portal.

Why I started this book: Fun series, who wouldn't love finding out that you are triplet and that it's your destiny to fight monsters and be a hero?

Why I finished the book: It's been a couple of months since I read the first books and I struggled at the beginnin
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Nickyrian
May 18, 2013 Nickyrian rated it it was amazing
Since this book is yet published, I won' reveal any spoilers. Ms. Tera is one of the authors who knows how to end a series. In this book, the author builds up Thane's character and reveals his true nature. She also emphasizes the importance of family, and what it can bring forth. If you are familiar with Greek Myth, you already have an idea how the irreconcilable differences of Gods can destroy the human realm...one example is the Trojan War. So, expect that to happen in this book. This book con ...more
Jessica DiFelice (thefanaticreader)
This was a great ending to a really entertaining trilogy! :D I really enjoyed Grace, Greer, and Gretchen and their sister bond. This action-packed book had me hooked from the beginning. Although some things were just too convenient, I really enjoyed the story and how these three sisters overcame their obstacles. This was a really great trilogy, that was really fun to read! :D

This novel wasn't perfect, there was some insta-love, and some waayyy too convenient plot devices and things happening, bu
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Sarah
Jun 08, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
Really liked this one. A good ending to the series. Though... the ending of the book was a bit abrupt. I've still got some unanswered questions. And while I know it's not really fair to compare this one to Rick Riordan's books... they're both mythology based and I read them all so close together... like I said, hard not to compare. I like that these books are a totally different take on mythology. But I gotta say, I like the gods personalities better in the Percy Jackson world (namely, Poseidon, ...more
Chelsea
Mar 20, 2013 Chelsea rated it it was ok
Definitely the weakest book in the trilogy. The ending was very abrupt and I didn't like being introduced to new "big" bad guys in the last 30 pages. Also, each of the girls ending up with their own neatly packaged boyfriend at the end seemed too contrived. Not everyone needs a boyfriend by page 300 to have a happy ending. I also hate the "instant" love I see in almost ALL YA books these days.

I would've given this three stars--my average rating, except the cutsie stilted "Me Tarzan, you Jane" w
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Crystal
Mar 24, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
A perfect end to this series. I did cry a few times but that is not always a bad thing!
Louzel
Sep 27, 2012 Louzel rated it really liked it
The last book? NOOOOOO!!! I need more!
Arianna
After reading the first one I can't wait for the other two!!!
Melanie
Jan 30, 2013 Melanie marked it as to-read
I need this book right here right now this instance!
Maggie Cunniff
Jan 19, 2017 Maggie Cunniff rated it it was ok
Not worth writing out a proper review, so here are random thoughts:

I do like how she rationally make it so literally everyone is against the girls.

Thane is annoying. It's not about you. Just spit it out.

Plot really jumps.

Plot twists became annoying and too drawn out.

You didn't even make them decide who gets to be mortal.

Do they all have to be in sappy relationships? Probably all cishet white ones. Not a good enough book to go back and check.

Too much of a neat box ending.
Kay
I was absolutely into this series! I'm so impressed with what Childs managed to do with Greek mythology without completely butchering it. Loved it.
Stephanie Tiner
Feb 20, 2017 Stephanie Tiner rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Greer, Gretchen, and Grace are descendants of the great Medusa herself. They also happen to be the three sisters prophesied as the Key Generation. It is up to them to open the magical doorway between our world and the abyss. The abyss is a land where creatures, both good and evil, live. They require entrance into our world, however, in order to survive. If Gretchen, Grace, and Greer do not open the door in time, every monster and beast trapped in the abyss will die.
It isn’t an easy task. There
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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
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WJ
Sweet Legacy is the final installment to the Medusa Girls series and maybe it's because it's been a while since I last read the second book, but I just kinda found myself being a bit disappointed by this concluding book. The book went out more with a whimper than a roar and I'm not sure what happened in the interim between Sweet Shadows and this book :(

The triplets, Greer, Gretchen and Grace are reunited in this book and are on a quest to find the Gorgons, their mentors and ancestors. Each of t
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Anna
Mar 12, 2017 Anna rated it liked it
A good book. While the series creation and development was unique and well thought out the writing just didn't excite me. I enjoyed the story very much but there were a few things in the ending that I did not appreciate. If you're looking for a series that gives a whole new spin on mythology, this is it.
Briana
Feb 01, 2013 Briana rated it really liked it
After finishing this story I am hoping there is another book in the making, or at least a novella to wrap-up the series.
(SPOILERS)
The beginning of the story started off with a suspenseful scene but it took about six pages for any action to happen. Monsters were surrounding the characters yet instead of attacking the girls, the monsters sit around and let the characters pull out their weapons and switch tactical positions twice. Another thing that annoyed me within the first chapter was Grace's
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Allison
Sep 22, 2013 Allison rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
In this final installment of the Medusa Girls series, Sweet Legacy provided as a good wrap to the end of the series that I remember having loved. While it could've been better, I can honestly say that I did love the book. I was compelled to keep reading after getting half way through the book. While it was nothing compared to the spell-like entrancement I get from reading truly incredible books, it still hooked me enough to finish reading within almost 19 hours of having picked it up again after ...more
Emily
GOSH THE FEELS.
THAT RATING IS PURELY BECAUSE OF THE FEELS.
THANE.
GREER.
*MAJOR SHIPS*
Yes, I've been the biggest fan of this series since the day I was born. It's quirky, funny and while may be a little on the superficial level, I LOVED IT. It's like fast-food, but you know what? I enjoyed it!
And THANE. That addition was as good as it could get.
Full review to come. Let me settle the feelings first.
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THE ACTUAL REVIEW.
Sweet Legacy was an epic finale to the Medusa Girls series. It left me comp
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Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning and bestselling young adult author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. series, the Forgive My Fins mermaid romances, the kick-butt monster-hunting Sweet Venom trilogy, and the Darkly Fae series. She also writes the City Chicks books and is co-writing the Hero Agenda and Creative HeArts series. Her works have appeared in over a dozen languages and on mult ...more
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“Cassandra Gregory?" I say, not able to keep the question out of my voice. "I'm Grace, your---"
The door slams in my face before I can finish.
"----daughter."
Well this is not a good start to our reunion.”
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