Sunday, 23 December 2012

Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)Date Read: November 24th, 2012
Date Published: May 1st, 2012
Publishers: Harper Teen
Format: Paperback
Pages: 453
Blurb: 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?

This book was awesome and different to the other angel, demon books out there. It's nice when you find a book that takes an idea or genre and changes it while still leaving bits that are typical to that genre. What I found interesting with this book is that the children of the fallen angels had to do work for their parents. So if your dad was say...a fallen angel, the Duke of Substance Abuse then you'd have to influence people to do drugs, become an alcoholic etc. Very creative if you ask me.

Our main character Anna was pretty cool. She can see people's auras and knows what they're feeling. She never knew why she could do it, she just accepted it. But she feels a pull towards the darkness of the world. When she meet Kaidan she realises why she is the way she is. She's special because she is part Angel, part Demon and there is a struggle inside her. One side will win, but which will it be. She needs answers and knows that Kaidan will help her. But she feels drawn to him like no one else and it will be hard to resist. Especially because of whose son he is.

This book was quite addictive and it didn't take too long to read. Anna and Kaidan were complete opposites yet they werent at the same time. And as the story went on I found myself rooting for them. But there are prices to pay for them and the consequences won't be good.
He was quite the bad boy, a drummer in a bad, and he's british. Personally I don't know why people find our accents attractive but hey it works (but only if you don't sound common, if you do then no it's not attractive). Things get pretty steamy between them so maybe this book isn't for younger readers out there. I look forward to seeing how their romance will work out in the next book (which i need badly!).

This is definitely one of my favourite reads of 2012. It was unique, different, had awesome characters, a strong plot and I just know that the next book will be just as great. Miss. Higgins, thank you very much!



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