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Janus

Two-faced Nitpicker

I'm here just to scope this place out as an alternative to goodreads and as a little bookbank in case I ever bank out of goodreads. (And did I also mention goodreads?)

 

About me: I'm a pretty lazy reviewer but big on reading so don't expect much reviewing but when reviews come, do beware of endless rambling about everything, including things unimportant like digressing on other unrelated books.

 

"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you"

Sweet Venom - Tera Lynn Childs I was rather disappointed with this book. It incorporated such a wonderful idea, using the myth of Medusa and twisting it.
The idea of triplets, with very different personalities- sweet Grace, posh Greer and Gretchen the warrior, yet they are alike in so many ways.

This could have been a super good book, yes, but the way the story flowed was... jarring. It was jumping from place to place, and though it is meant to be arranged that way, I hoped to see Greer's POV earlier, rather than so far into it. Many a times I had to re-read the previous chapter to link certain events together.

I also felt that the guys they liked/crushed on sections were redundant. They did not move or progress the story. But yet again, maybe they would play a bigger part in the next story.

The ending was very unresolved. I wouldn't call it a cliffhanger, but I don't feel the sense of resolution you get when you finish reading the book. It felt more like chopping off in the middle of the book.

I did have hopes for this book, with much anticipation too, but it was quite the let down, although I will read the next book to find out what happens.

My full review: http://pineforapples.blogspot.com/2011/10/sweet-venom.html