Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
(This book is not yet out – it comes out Nov 5 – but I bought a copy in a charity shop, probably a book blogger gave it to them, for £2.49!!)
About: Three sisters – triplets – who are the modern day descendants of Medusa. They can see mythological creatures and they fight them. This book reminded me of the TV show Charmed with the sisters being the ‘Key Generation’ and each of them having a special ability. Also, its set in San Francisco. Seeing as how I loved Charmed, this is not a bad thing.
Each chapter is set in the perspective of each sister. They have very distinct personalities so you don’t get confused who’s talking and how they speak and act is very realistic. There is one bit that I knew before they did but I didn’t get frustrated, thinking they’re stupid. They figured it out in the end. However, they seem to fight the creatures in the same way each time so I’m hoping the author will find other ways in the future.
Overall, I really enjoyed Sweet Venom and am looking forward to the sequel. It was a fun, simple, action story that was refreshingly different to the dark, paranormal, ooh look a mysterious/dark/evil/secretive guy. The guys in this book were fun. Theycertainly have mysteries though…
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
(This review has a tiny tiny spoiler that isn’t really spoiling anything as you find out in the first chapter).
I simply do not understand why this book (and the series) are getting such good reviews.
About: Basically, a fallen angel. I’ve read the previous two books and, although I quite liked Hush Hush, Crescendo – not so much.
Nora has amnesia. She can’t remember anything that has happened in the past two books. So no Patch or angels or Nephilim or anything. Yes, this is an interesting idea in theory, but in reality, she spends half of the book trying to remember things we already know. Also, not much seems to happen as if the author is trying to drag out the series. And, what keeps annoying me, is Patch’s stupid declarations of love. They’re so cheesy as if their love is epic or something and it sounds like what a girl wants to hear but no guy ever says.
But I will read the next one because I do want to know what happens. I just won’t buy it.
And. I got a special Waterstones limited edition of the book. It’s signed and is one of 6000 numbered first editions. Mine is number 5444. Cool huh?