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Review - Sweet Evil

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1)
by Wendy Higgins

Publication: May 1, 2012
Pages: 464
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Publisher: Harper Teen
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What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

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 it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power 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?

Sweet Evil has it all: romance, danger, unique abilities, and a sweet heroine with spunk. If the cover were to make her appear a tad bit shorter, you'd have the perfect image of Anna right there. She has been raised innocent of the evils of drugs, alcohol, and bad boys--until two things: Kaidan and a party. Then Anna learns that she is part demon--and, even more unbelievable, also part angel. Because of her blood, she has important missions to fulfill.

I love this novel for its plot. There are so very many books on angels and demons out there, and Sweet Evil shines with its unique take on the kind. The way the Nephilim work on humans is interesting, and exposure to this world presents a real danger in Anna's life after years of a sheltered life. Then there are the characters. Kaidan promises lust and danger, but he doesn't want to hurt Anna. He has a wonderful, kind personality. The many sides to Kaidan are so entertwined that I honestly can't think of him as a mere bad boy hiding a tender heart. He's Kaidan the sarcastic, the witty, the kind, the dangerous.

The writing does have room for improvement. The events don't flow together as well as it might have in places, and there are a fair amount of instances where I would have liked details to be further eloborated upon or otherwise spread out so there isn't a paragraph stuck in the middle of a scene with but two lines describing something like how a couple characters are dressed. That was my biggest concern. Plotwise, this book doesn't lack for story or interesting characters. Sweet Evil has much potential to expand Anna's world, and I am looking forward to seeing how things will work out for Anna, Kaidan, and their fellow Nephilim friends.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. No payment was received in return for a review. The receipt of the book had no influence on the opinions expressed in my review.
2 comments on "Review - Sweet Evil"
  1. I love this book and Kaiden was so dangerous and sexy ♥
    Great Review :)
    Greetings from Peru :D !

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  2. I've heard so much about this books. Great review and I can't wait to read it :)

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