Book Review: Sweet Shadows

Grace, Gretchen, and Greer—sisters separated at birth—have found each other and learned of their shared destiny. As descendants of the legendary gorgon Medusa, they’re charged with the task of protecting our world from creatures that escape from the abyss. (BTW, Medusa wasn’t the monster that legends make her out to be. She just got some really bad press thanks to Athena.)

In Sweet Shadows, the three sisters learn there’s more to the job than sending monsters back to the abyss. Prophecy says that Grace, Gretchen, and Greer are the Key Generation, fated to break the seal between worlds and restore an imbalance left by the gods. Unfortunately, being the Key Generation puts them right at the center of a war that’s brewing, and the line between good and evil isn’t as clear as it used to be. Even if the girls want to break the seal, they have no idea what the seal actually is or how to break it. With both sides amassing troops, they’re running out of time, and finding answers might just require a trip to the abyss.

Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs is the sequel to Sweet Venom. It’s possible to read it without reading Sweet Venom first, but it won’t be as much fun as starting from the beginning and watching the relationship between the sisters grow. Sweet Shadows has a good blend of action and humor with a touch of romance, and it’s a must-read for fans of Jennifer Estep’s Mythos Academy series.

©2012 Kim Vandel

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