Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen, 464 Pages (May 1st, 2012)
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Synopsis: What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life 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.
A cross-country trip to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
Review: 4.5 Stars - Sweet Evil, the first in Sweat trilogy by author Wendy Higgins is unique and captivating with a fresh new take on good and evil and choices and everything in between.
Anna is different. She just doesn't know how different she truly is and how far that difference run through her family. She’s shy and struggles with that ever present internal voice challenging her to take a chance – the voice that just might lead her astray and down the wrong path. We all have that voice and it just so happens that Anna’s is a bit louder that most. She struggles with always making the right choice and staying out of trouble. All because of whom she is and where she came from.
It’s not long before this teen meets the dangerously tempting Kaidan. He’s cocky, seductive and knows how to turn every good girl bad, using their own emotions against them and to his benefit. And he does it all with an English accent! What Anna doesn't know is that he just might me the key to understanding who or what she really is.
Anna and Kaiden have a magnetic pull to each other that they try with all their might to fight off. Their relationship or lack thereof, smoldered under the surface, peeking out just to give you a taste at what these two could truly be if they let down their walls and took a leap. Because taking that leap just might let them both be more than who they are forced to be by their parents. They really have no choice in the matter in order to survive the harsh reality of being a Nephilim.
Higgins takes angels and demons and their children, Nephilim to a whole new level. I mean talk about fantastic idea of the Nephilium’s sole purpose on earth to be bad influences over humans! I can’t even tell you how much I loved this story and the characters. With the writing I faced a plethora of emotions throughout and grew attached to the characters and even had a strong hate for some secondary characters. When an author has a talent for finding a way for me to be swooning one minute and wanting to smack someone the next, they have done their job with flying colors – Higgins fits the bill perfectly and did that time and time again.
The story flowed all too quickly for me and soon I found myself at the end of the book. I didn't want it to end and wanted to re-read to feel all the things again… not to mention maybe swoon a bit more over that amazing book boy Kaiden. Maybe.
All in all, Higgins took a book that I was eager to read and excited to experience and exceeded my expatiation in all aspects. If you are looking for a story and characters who will make you feel many different emotions while reading with a unique spin on fallen angels and then some, you won’t want to miss this one. Thankfully the next book in the Trilogy – Sweet Peril is released April 30th, 2013. Not too much longer to wait. Who am I kidding? It’s still going to drive me nuts! Enjoy.
FTC Disclaimer: I did NOT pay for this book, nor have I been compensated at all in any way or means for reading and writing this HONEST review.