Review: Hisses & Honey



The climactic final volume of The Venom Trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Shannon Mayer.

Humble baker turned supernatural Alena Budrene is lovely and lethal, and for the first time, she’s owning it. Finally rid of her low-life ex-husband, she’s free to date sexy vampire mob boss Remo, who respects her as both a Supe and a woman. She’s on good terms with her difficult mother, and she’s growing comfortable with her powers.

But just when it seems things are falling into place for Alena, Hera strikes again: the Aegrus virus rages across Seattle, threatening the life of everyone in its path—including Remo, infected by Hades. The only way to stop the carnage is to face Hera and her army in a no-prisoners battle to determine the fate of the human race—and Alena’s future.

In a sweeping voyage from the Seattle bar scene to a netherworld populated by murderous gods and monsters, Alena confronts one adversary after another on a quest to set the world right for both humans and Supes and demonstrate her power—to the gods and to herself—once and for all.


Warning! Mild spoilers below.



Hisses and Honey picks up where Fangs and Fennel ended off. After divorcing her ex-husband, Alena Budrene can now start enjoying her new life as a Supe. Sadly, due to her defeating Theseus in Fangs and Fennel, Hera decides to send another hero to face Alena. Not just any hero, this time she has sent Hercules along with a nine headed hydra. Not only that but Alena has to deal with Remo leaving her on their first date and find a way to make peace with her mother. Thankfully, Alena’s not the same woman we met back in Venom & Vanilla because now she’s not afraid to stand up for herself and protect those who she cares about.

Overall, Hisses and Honey was a well-written conclusion to the Venom seriesShannon Mayer once again proved to us that she can still write entertaining series like this with no trouble at all. I’m really going to miss the characters of this series, although we got a hint of a potential spinoff series so we might see them again one day. Once again, Shannon Mayer did another excellent job just like in her other series.




*I received Hisses and Honey from 47North via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*


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