Friday, September 16, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I just received a ARC of Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs for review through the Amazon Vine program. This is the first book in a trilogy. Here is the product description:
Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they’re triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful Gorgon maligned in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
I unpacked it after work and quickly read the beginning. It grabbed me and I am eager to have a chance to read the whole story.

Hydras have a distinctive odor. It's somewhere between the acid tang of burning hair and a boat full of rotting fish. You can smell them from miles away.
Well, you can't. But I can.
Friday 56:
So it's no wonder that I kind of want to lean into Nick and get even more contact. I want more of that warm feeling that's spreading from my arms up to my shoulders and down through the rest of my body.
I can't wait to dive into this book and find out why she can smell hydras and who Nick is.


  1. Sounds hot!
    Love the cover!
    I linked you in, thanks for participating!

  2. Ooh, that beginning! I could almost smell those creatures. Thanks for sharing. LOL


  3. Hi!
    Oh, this sounds so intriguing. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. Great teasers. This sounds like a fun book, I'll have to look for this one.
    The Road to Here


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