20 September, 2012

book review

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Pub Date: May 1, 2012
My Copy: eBook, 289 pages

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Synopsis:
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 Review


Oh my, I loved this book!  It’s been a while since I read a book this good and I’m struggling trying to put my thoughts together in order to form a review.  Why is it always so difficult to review books that you love?

The story was very well done and I found it to be very creative and unique.  Granted, my knowledge on demon/angel books is pretty limited, but I think this one has its own unique take on the genre.  Some aspects of this book seemed a bit coincidental to me, but it didn’t matter because it was so good.  The story completely envelops and captivates the reader through the wonderful story-telling of Wendy Higgins.  She knows how to write and how to keep readers interested, that’s for sure!  And the fact that it’s her debut novel blows my mind.  It’s too good and too well-written to be a debut!  I guess one thing I would wish for in this book is more action.  But, considering that it will have a sequel, I think it was a great first of a series and I know that there will be plenty of action to come!

I loved the characters and thought that they were all represented well with their own unique traits.  Anna is a goody-two-shoes, who struggles to be strong on the outside.  But, she is strong in her own way.  I mean, once she discovers who she really is, she takes it all in and accepts it with great courage.  Kaidan is a frustrating young man!  There were times when I hated him and times when I loved him.  Kaidan and Anna’s “relationship” is so powerfully engaging, and heart-breaking, that the reader can’t help but root for them even though it is not possible for them to be together.  Jay, Anna’s best friend, is a human boy and a loveable character.  He’s always there for Anna, even when she is acting strange due to who she is (which she can’t tell Jay about).  So many characters, and all were very well developed and seemed well thought out.  I love them all.

I love the cover, I love the title, and I love the book.  I cannot wait to read the next installment in this captivating, page-turning, emotional series!

5 stars blue

A peak inside the book:

“It shouldn’t be like this,” he said.
 
“Like what?” I asked.
 
“Uncommitted. In a hotel room.”
 
“Then commit,” I said. His face tightened and he
held his arms out in frustration.
 
“I can’t!” he shouted.
 

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4 Responses to “Review: Sweet Evil”

  1. I really liked this book too! I loved the new spin on angels and demons! At the end of each chapter I was left wanting more, and I Loved Anna and Kai together, good and evil!! A Must read!