Friday, August 30, 2013

SWEET LEGACY by Tera Lynn Childs

Rating: A-
Release Date: 09/03/13
The stunning conclusion of Tera Lynn Childs's Greek mythology–based Sweet Venom trilogy is perfect for teen fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series.

The girls cannot hesitate as they seek the location of the lost door between the realms, even as monsters and the gods of Olympus descend on San Francisco in battle-ready droves.

Greer must use her second sight to step up and prevent anything from stopping her sisters' mission, even though a god is playing with her mind. Grace wants to trust her adopted brother, Thane; but will his secret put the girls in even more danger? And Gretchen has trained her sisters to stop the monsters, but her role as a huntress comes with more responsibility than she ever imagined. What will the girls' immortal legacy be? Three teenage descendants of Medusa must unite to restore balance to the world in this action-packed series with plenty of romance.

My thoughts on the book:
Sweet Legacy is an excellent conclusion to this unique and action-packed series. Childs does a fantastic job of wrapping things up for all three sisters and leaving the reader both satisfied with the ending and sad that it's over. This is by far the best in the series, illustrating how the characters have grown and the plot has developed over the course of the trilogy. Furthermore, this book managed to be even more action-packed and intense than the first two! The pacing is super fast, but never rushed, and Childs throws in lots of plot twists to keep the reader on his or her toes. This is one novel (and series) you won't want to miss.

Each sister has grown immensely over the course of the novels, and I am most impressed with how much braver Grace has gotten. She's still the softest of the bunch, in my opinion, but she isn't a complete doormat anymore. Gretchen has softened some, but she's still a complete bad-ass. Greer really shows her strength in this installment. Thane surprised me, but his true colors finally show. Nick grew on me some, and I absolutely adored Grace and Milo.

The plot is full of action, suspense, and romance. The fate of the world literally depends on these girls. Childs writes excellent fight scenes, and I was kept on the edge of my seat throughout this entire novel. Some of the plot twists genuinely surprised me, and the pacing is so fast that I flew through this book. The ending wraps everything up nicely, and the entire book is well-written.

Overall, I completely enjoyed this novel. I love mythology, and I love Childs' take on it. This book and series are unique and full of adventure. If you like mythology of all, this series is a must-read for you. And if you enjoyed the first two books of the series, then you will absolutely LOVE this last one!

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1 comment:

  1. Awe, this sounds so good, and can't wait to finish the trilogy. I adored the first books. Great review. Glad you enjoyed it.


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