Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil #1) & Sweet Peril (Sweet Evil #2) by, Wendy Higgins

SummaryEmbrace 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? (Via Goodreads.com)


Pages: 453


Release Date: May 1st 2012



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SummaryAnna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life? 

(Via Goodreads.com)

Pages: 371

Release Date: April 30th 2013


Reviews

I started reading Sweet Evil with my best friend, Kayla, on the bus ride for our school trip to Philadelphia on Friday. We were both halfway through the novel by the end of the day. It was a great experience to read the novel with her because we were able to immediately fan girl over something as we read the scene. The only problem occurred was when one of us was ahead of the other, but we were eventually at the same location in the text.
     
At Celebrate the Book, I bought Sweet Peril and I read through both Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril rather quickly. They are both super quick reads that are hard to put down. 





My opinion on several characters changed throughout both of the novels. For example, in Sweet Evil I was not a huge fan of Ginger, but when I learned more about her and her past in Sweet Peril, I sympathized for her and gained a better perspective of her. I sympathized with all of the Nephs at one point or another. I felt horrible that none of them, except Anna, had ever been loved by someone or had the ability to love someone. 

I have several predictions for the third and final book in the Sweet Evil trilogy Sweet Reckoning. I believe Kope will end up dying to protect Anna, like Scott did in the Hush, Hush Saga. I also think Anna's Dad will somehow betray them, I just get a bad impression from him. But, no matter what happens, Anna and Kaidan will end up together, lets face the facts, it always happens. But it will be well deserved. Among the obvious, they will also manage to kill all twelve Dukes. My wishful thinking also hopes Kope and Zania, Ginger and Blake, and Jay and Marna end up together as well. 

These novels show that money does not buy happiness. The Nephs have anything any person could want or imagine, but they are missing love. Like I stated before, they cannot love or be loved in return, it is rather depressing. They are all great kids, with minor flaws that are mostly their jobs, but they have no choice in their lives and are forced to do horrible tasks. I am hoping in the next book that all the Nephs get their wanted happily ever afters, unlike Flynn and Gerlinda. I am also hoping that they will go to heaven when they pass, instead of hell were they are sent because of no fault of their own. 

When I first started Sweet Evil and progressed to about halfway through the novel, I thought it was safe to say there would be no love triangle in the story, I was wrong. It was different than the typical love triangle, including the usual new bad boy and the close best guy friend. Jay, Anna's best guy friend, was no way involved in the love triangle, which was good. The other side of the love triangle was filled by Kope. I have nothing against Kope, but I think he is more suitable with Zania. Plus Kaidan and Anna make a great couple!

I loved Kaidan. He was a combination of several different male leads: Noah Shaw, Mara Dyer trilogy; Will Herondale, Infernal Devices trilogy; Daemon, Lux series; and Jace Wayland, The Mortal Instrument series. Kaidan is anything you could wish for in a guy.

Both Jennifer L. Armentrout and Wendy Higgins are very close friends and I think it would be brilliant if both of them would co-write a series together. Both of their series are amazing, but the combination of the two authors would be like Heaven on Earth.

I very much enjoyed the the romance between Anna and Kaidan, I felt like the romance was not at all overkill, I actually wanted more. The one romance I was sad about is Ginger and Blake. Since Blake is dating a human girl, Michelle. It is for show but that is one of the reasons I feel for Ginger and the others. All the Nephs should be able to live their lives the way they want, not what they are told to do.

Overall, Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril were quick, witty, intriguing, and totally swoon worthy. I am highly anticipating the release of Sweet Reckoning in April of 2014.


       

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