Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Tera Lynn Childs's Sweet Venom would have been a perfectly fun, normal young adult mythology tale if not for the inclusion of a creepy stalker who is, apparently, supposed to be charming. Its premise, about sisters who are the monster-killing descendants of Medusa, was interesting enough. Its prose was perfectly serviceable, and it had some tense, compelling action. All of which was overshadowed, for me, by the aforementioned creepy stalker.

Open statement to everyone: Stalking is not romantic and not okay. Obtaining a girl's phone number without her consent? Refusing to leave her alone even after she has told you repeatedly to do so? That stuff is nothing but creepy. Please keep it out of my fluffy young adult mythology-romance books.


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