Thursday, November 01, 2012

Review- Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins


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?


I had Sweet Evil on my to be read pile since quite some time now. It has a gorgeous cover with an intriguing summary and it seemed like everyone loved it. I don't know why I put off reading it for so much time but when the Sweet Evil Read Along was hosted by Magical Urban Fantasy Reads I decided that it was a great opportunity to read this. 

I have totally mixed feelings about this book. Some things worked in its favor while the others just didn't. Sweet Evil is the story of Anna. She is a young and innocent girl who has extraordinary senses and powers. She likes to keep to herself and stays away from all things bad. Then she meets Kaidan and discovers that she is a part angel while he is a demon.

The concept of this book was very unique. I loved getting to know about the demon Dukes which are formed because of the seven deadly sins which consist of Pride, Envy, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Lust and Wrath. The whole demon angel history had an interesting take on it and the story flowed smoothly.

What I had a problem with was Anna. She came off as a too goody two shoes. Sometimes I felt she was too self centered and judge mental about people. She came to various conclusions on her own without knowing or understanding the reality of the situation. Kaidan is the drummer boy and he is supposed to be the son of Duke of Lust. He's supposed to be a playboy with a British accent seducing girls left and right. But he can't help being pulled in by Anna's angel allure.

The romance between Anna and Kaidan was way too fast moving for me. Anna's behavior combined with Kaidan running hot and cold every two seconds made me dislike the characters. Sweet Evil has a great story with an interesting concept. Its definitely not a bad book. But over all taking all things into consideration some things just didn't sit right with me which makes it an okay read for me.

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