Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sweet Evil
Wendy Higgins


Sweet Evil 
By Wendy Higgins
ISBN: 978006285610


Reviewed from: an eBook from my library 





Overall rating: 5 stars 
Reading Time: 1 day 





Story Summary from Goodreads:
Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?



My Thoughts: 

Young adult paranormal novels are not a new breed of books. Even looking specifically at fallen angel, there is the Hush, Hush saga by Becca Fitzgerald. Good versus Evil. Light versus Dark. There is something about books exploring darker sides, faith and more that draws us to them. These are common themes within YA novels, so could this title really be any different? Let me know just say that this book is spectacular. 

Let’s start with Anna. Anna is the perfect protagonist. She is smart, beautiful and strong (stronger than she realizes). She wants to make her adoptive mother, Patti, proud of her and has a wonderful friend in Jay. None of these things prevent her to be drawn to drugs and alcohol but yet she knows she is and tries to steer clear of them. Then there is Kaidan Rowe. The bad guy but good guy too. I love how complex he is without even him truly even knowing it. Like he knows he is compelled to work but yet he cannot bring himself to work on Anna even when she wants him to do it. Why not? The story moves along at a steady pace so you are not left with feelings of boredom or frustration. It grabs you and takes into a familiar world but offers explanations as to why we might do the things we know we should not do, but we do. The secondary characters add to the humor, drama and appeal to this story.

Overall, this has easily been one of the BEST books I have read recently. Run—go get this book if you have not read it yet. You will not be disappointed!! I am so VERY HAPPY that the second book has been picked up so we can continue on with Kaidan, Anna and the rest of their crew. I look forward to reading Sweet Peril once it debuts April 30, 2013.

2 comments :

  1. Thank you so much for this kind, thoughtful review!

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    1. *swoon* thanks for stopping by my blog :) Happy Reading (and writing).

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