Tera Lynn Childs
Sweet Venom is the first book in a trilogy. It’s saturated with Medusa mythology, and set in present time with Medusa’s decedents. She had three daughters from a human husband, who was lost in myth throughout time, forgotten if it were.
The world needs saviors, even if they don’t know it. In Sweet Venom, we learn that there are creators from a different dimension that filter through a small hole, which at one time Medusa guarded. These creators look human to other humans, although the guardian perceives their real form. Humans would describe creators as nasty, sometimes smelly, creatures. The guardian’s job is to send those beasties back to where they came from.
There are a bunch of twists and turns throughout, Sweet Venom, which makes describing the premise difficult. Just know that there are aspects of the story that were unpredictable, however, a vast majority of this story was exactly that—predictable.
In addition, there are errors throughout the book, such as missing words and grammar. I found the slow pace and repetitiveness frustrating.Many times, I thought, Get on with it! I’ve heard this several times, I got it, and move on already.
I downloaded Sweet Venom during a Kindle Free Promotion. Although, I find out that this book is selling between eight and nine dollars! Even though this was a full novel with over 300 pages, it is a YA book, and extremely overpriced. The other two books in this trilogy are, in my opinion, overpriced as well.
Sweet Venom was an okay book, but not worth paying that much. Most books that size, which include a professional edit, are between three and four dollars.