Saturday, August 17, 2013

{Review} Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil
by Wendy Higgins
Series: Sweet Evil #1
Pages: 453
Release Date: May 1, 2012
by HarperTeen

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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 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?


The first thing you notice about this book is obviously the cover.  I absolutely love this cover, and it fits perfectly with the book.  Yes, this book is about angels.  BUT!  It is so unlike any angel book I’ve ever read!  It is so original, and the spin on angels is so different, I couldn’t help loving it.  Yes, it took some getting used to, but once I got over the fact that at times it was a bit cheesy, I really enjoyed the idea.  I liked how Higgins did these huge info dumps throughout the book, and how she worked them into the story so that they weren’t out of place or boring.  The writing was very good, and I loved her descriptions and character building.  The story line was very interesting, and didn’t go like I expected it AT ALL!  [SPOILER: I totally expected Kaiden and Anna to try and overcome the fact that they couldn’t be together, but I was so sad when they didn’t end up together.  ]  The staging was very good, and the sexual tension between Kaiden and Anna made the book so interesting.  Also, that ending was nuts!  Not at all what I was expecting, but really great.

Let’s just start of with Kaiden.  Now, Wiggins actually wrote in the book that his name is pronounced Ka-i-y-den, the Kai pronounced like “Thai”.  But I just couldn’t read his name like that, so I just call him Kay-den.  Whoops.  Anyway, let’s just get it out there that I FREAKING LOVE THIS MAN!  God damn it he’s sexy.  It’s fictional boys like these that are just ruining my life because I know I can never find someone like them.  Ugh.  But oh hot damn was this guy attractive.  I just loved this quote:

Wowza.
He was smokin’ hot.  As in H-O-T-T hot.  I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra T.  This guy was extra-T worthy.

But he was also a really great, nice guy, despite his “job”, and he really cared about Anna.  Anna I thought was a really great main character, and I loved seeing her grow over the course of the story.


All in all, this book was highly enjoyable (mostly because of Kaiden) and I really can’t wait to read the next book, especially after that crazy ending.


3.5 stars

1 comment:

  1. How fictional boy...I think I'm in :) I love the cover too. I wanted to read Sweet Evil for the longest time. It's another one that I have to eventually get to.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

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