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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs

328 pages, YA paranormal (mythology) 
Medusa Girls #2
My rating: 4 stars


Gretchen may have known she was a descendant of Medusa long before her sisters--after all, she's spent her life fighting the monsters that escape the abyss--but that doesn't mean it will be easy to teach the other girls the ropes. Can she rely on Grace and Greer, or even trust herself to keep them safe? Greer has pressing social commitments on her plate and precious little time to train in her newfound powers. But that wretched second sight won't leave her alone, and her fabled heritage seems to be creeping into her fashionable life.

Grace has worries closer to home--like why her brother, Thane, has disappeared. He's hiding something. Could it possibly be related to the secret heritage the triplets share?

With the warring factions among the gods of Olympus coming for them, the creatures of the abyss pushing into their world, and the boys in their lives keeping secrets at every turn, the three girls must figure out where their fate will take them and how to embrace the shadows of their legacy.

My 2 cents

I love love love this series! Its such a nice new take on Greek mythology!  I've always been fascinated with the story of Medusa, so this series is perfect for me!  The story starts right where it left off on the cliffhanger in the first book.  I liked this one much better than the first book.  All 3 girls are a central part of the story, unlike the last book where Greer didn't show up until later.  

Things go from bad to worse in this one.  Suddenly, Gretchen isn't sure who or what Nick is, and if she can trust him.  Grace gets in major trouble with her parents for disappearing when the monster attacked, and she can't tell them the truth.  Greer's social life is crashing down around her.  And the girls don't know where to whom to turn to next.

I really love the relationship between the sisters.  They are so different, and at odds with one another a lot, but they still have each other's backs!  Most of the other characters are sidelined in this book.  We don't get a lot of character development from most of them, as we are still in the dark on their motives, just like the girls.  

This story is a quick, fun read that I enjoyed from start to finish.  I can't wait to read the last installment!

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