Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs.
Summary: 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 new found 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.
Romance:A couple kisses (not really descriptive), flirting, liking someone, thinking & talking about someone, touching.
Violence:Kidnapping, fights, wanting to injure someone, injuries, biting monsters and sending them home/killing them with venom, threats, an apartment in blown up, yelling/arguments.
Other:Greek mythology, false gods mentioned (Greek), monsters and other non-human creatures, lying and/or hiding something, portals, an oracle, mention of Gretchen's parent(s?) being alcohol addicts and her dad abusing her.
My thoughts:I wasn't all to sure what to expect with this book. The first book, Sweet Venom, was a great book that I really enjoyed a lot and I think that this one lived up to it. I had been pretty excited to read this one and I wasn't disappointed! There were the characters and plot, both of which were very interesting, likable and very exciting. And of course being a history buff and someone who happens to enjoy mythology, it wasn't all to bad in that sense either. There was more mention of the Greek gods in this book and you get a bigger pictures of what the girl's destiny and fight will be. I would definitely recommend this book and I would recommend it to 13+ readers. I think that mostly girls will enjoy it, but there is a bit of fighting so who knows?
My favorite character:Would be Grace or Gretchen Gretchen is the kick-butt tough girl who happens to have fangs that help her hunt monsters. And then Grace is just all around sweet, determined and a bit of a nerd :D They are both really great characters.