Ooooh WHY did I wait so long to read this book??? Right from the beginning, I knew I was going to LOVE Sweet Venom!Gretchen is a complete butt kicking, rock your face off kind of chick- from her Kevlar wrist cuffs to her military grade daggers, and she's ready to take down whatever beasties get in her way!Grace, having just moved from Orangevale, Nowhere to Alpha High School in San Francisco and is sure that this is her big chance at a brand new start... Then her older brother brings home a very swoon-worthy Milo after their first day of school. They all decide to go for dinner, and while at the restaurant a man walks in- but he has the head of a BULL! And no one else sees it but her!!!Greer, is well... Fairly snobby and stuck up! But totally and completely likable in her own way! I loved her just as much as Gretchen and Grace!Come to find out, these three girls are the descendants of none other the Medusa herself! And TRIPLETS to top it all off! I love how they find each other, and completely compliment the others with their emerging abilities! Seriously, I was completely in love with each of these girl's characters... Not to mention Nick and Milo... *swoon* and truth be told... I totally had a thing for Thane (Grace's *adopted* brother) who I HOPE plays a huge part in the rest of the books... Maybe for Greer?? While, I LOVED the whole twist on Medusa as the misunderstood- 'feel sorry for me', I'm really the good guy and Athena is "so horrible"... *ahem* Being that I LOOOVE Greek mythology hardcore- and Athena has ALWAYS been my favorite goddess of all of them. I chose to ignore the Athena bashing, and enjoy the story! :) Because it was AMAZING!(and just to point out there are several versions of the myth to WHY Athena turned Medusa in the monster she is... Not just the one that painted Athena as evil and malicious beyond compare in this book!)Sweet Venom is NOT to be missed, completely action packed, amazing, fabulous and I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!