Sweet Legacy (Medusa Girls, #3)
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The stunning conclusion of Tera Lynn Childs's Greek mythology–based Sweet Venom trilogy is perfect for teen fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series.

The girls cannot hesitate as they seek the location of the lost door between the realms, even as monsters and the gods of Olympus descend on San Francisco in battle-ready droves.

Greer must use her second sight to step up an...more
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
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The Shutterbug
Oh boy, where do I begin?

I have this feeling the author got bonked on the head while writing this book, making her change into a different person, a pseudo-Stephenie Meyer. But not just Meyer, any author who has:

1. Insta-love
2. Cheesy, juvenile dialog a child would be offended by
3. The power of love always wins!
4. An anti-climatic battle.

The Medusa Girls trilogy is not extraordinary, it had cheesy dialog to begin with, and the writing is pretty simplistic, but God Damnit I still enjoyed it....more
Nathalia isMyNam3
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...more
Melanie
Ugh. This series took a serious nosedive. The premise was interesting. I liked the characters. The writing was fine. 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 neither of them really pushed the series forward(but read my review on the other books for more about that).

The third book finally picks it up a bit, but still lacked a compelling story line...more
Echo
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...more
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.
Howdy YAL
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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...more
Annika
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....more
Jessie Potts
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
Nickyrian
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
Maria
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...more
Sarah
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
Paula  Phillips
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
Julie (Books and Insomnia)
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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
Ploy
Satisfying. Good ideas. It would've gotten a five star if there wasn't something missing in there. Something that makes me long for the book and think about it days later. Perhaps it was too cheesy, or maybe because somethings just happen way to easily. (view spoiler)

I love the three sisters. I can tell one apart from the other easily and their voices never blend in together. However it does se...more
Jessi
I was beyond excited to get started on the last installment of the Medusa Girls Trilogy. The triplets are as quirky and loveable as always and the epic battle ensues.

In a few words...
Cover: Pretty (Similar to the first two)
Rating: G
Stars: 4
Overall: That was really the BIG fight?!
Characters: As awesome as ever.
Page Turner: Do I have to take potty breaks?
Series: I'm not ready for it to be over!

In other words...
Well, about this epic battle that concludes this trilogy. I'm not so sure it was epi...more
Crystal
A perfect end to this series. I did cry a few times but that is not always a bad thing!
Arianna
After reading the first one I can't wait for the other two!!!
Melanie
Feb 07, 2013 Melanie marked it as to-read
I need this book right here right now this instance!
Louzel
The last book? NOOOOOO!!! I need more!
Diane ~Firefly~
Kind of a let down for an ending. I am sick of love at first sight and having everything wrap up so conveniently. (view spoiler)

Grace and Thane we...more
Allison
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
Violetinkpen
The Sweet Venom series has been a unique twist on mythology. I've enjoyed it thoroughly and was looking forward to an epic battle at the end to fight for the fate of the world! Sadly what I got was less than satisfactory. I've had longer fights with my brothers over the bathroom than the three sisters had with GODS over the WORLD!

Now don't get me wrong I loved the book! Seriously! But every book has flaws and Sweet Legacy had its share. The ending felt so rushed. It took three books to get there...more
Lara
May 11, 2014 Lara rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: royal
The 3rd book in the Sweet Venom series unites all 3 descendants of Medusa in their quest to find the gate between the human and monster world and fulfill their destiny as the Key Generation. After rescuing their Gorgon aunts from imprisonment on Mount Olympus, their search for the door that opens Abyssos is riddled by monster attacks and Greek God intervention. Along the way, there is romance, but Grace, Greer and Gretchen know how to get a job done when they need to.

I did not enjoy this book. I...more
Nɪɴᴀ
Sweet Legacy. The finale to the series is as expected.

On the Action front, there is a lot of action going on. It pretty much standard, one moment of discovery and information, next moment running around. There were plenty of predictable plot twists all round and it wasn't difficult to figure out what happened next. Or what happens at the end. But it was a fun run. I enjoy this, and while it was predictable, it was a little unpredictable, because there were so many things you expect to happen, bu...more
Brittani (Hope, Faith & Books)
You can find more reviews, along with this one on my blog Hope, Faith & Books

I really enjoyed this book! Though I must say I'm very sad to see this series end! Overall I found this to be a very satisfying ending to the series! It tied up the main story line nicely while also leaving a few small things to keep you wondering while not being angry about not knowing (you know what I'm talking about).

So we start with the girls having just entered the abyss in search of Euryale & Stheno on Oly...more
Marsha
(3.5 stars)
All series must come to an end at some point. Do is the case of tgr Medusa Girls. "Sweet Legacy," the final book in the trilogy was a bittersweet read for me because after the amazing plots of books one and two, this book was okay.

The story begins with Greer, Gretchen, and Grace forging their way in the demon realm on a mission to rescue their great aunts, Ursula and Sthenno. While on this journey, they will discover that someone close to them may have evil intentions. They also disco...more
Angie
Sweet Legacy is the final book in the Medusa Girls trilogy. This book picks up immediately where the second book ended with Grace, Gretchen and Greer, and their posse, trying to rescue the gorgons and open the gate to the world of the monsters. They are surrounded by enemies on all sides; gods and monsters who either want the gate opened or who want it sealed forever. The sisters must solve the riddle, find the gate, open it and not die all while battling their enemies and saving their friends....more
Briana
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...more
Mary H
Full review here.

I don't know why it took me so long to read the Medus Girls trilogy because I read all of Tera's other books last year and loved them. I'm so glad I finally got into these because they might be her best. I shotgunned this trilogy like I've done to shows on Netflix, and it was awesome. I'm still having a kind of Greek mythology hangover now from reading all of them so fast.

Sweet Legacy picks up only moments after the end of Sweet Shadows. The girls and a couple of the boys head...more
Sherry
I liked the conclusion to this trilogy. I had read books one and two back in May of this year, so it took me a minute to get back in the story and remember which triplet was which. I think that is really due to them all have "G" names. I was good to go after I got back on track with that along with which girl likes which boy.

This story picks up where the last book left off. With the party in the dark abyss. The golden maiden informes them the boss, "...seeks the woman who produced the Key Gener...more
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Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-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, and a kick-butt trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy. She has published two e-novellas, Goddess In Time and Pretty In Pearls, and self-published h...more
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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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