Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil
By Wendy Higgins
Published by Harper Teen
Published on May 1st








Summary taken from Goodreads:

What if there were teens whose lives literally 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 forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?


The Cover: I go back and forth between loving and disliking this cover.  I love the girl.  I think she looks lovely and innocent and not so innocent at the same time.  The guy however... who said this was a zombie book?  He just looks... wrong.  I am not sure why they made him all shadowed, but I think it makes him look gray and undead.  I seriously had to check and make sure this wasn't a zombie book before I requested it!


Characters:  I liked Anna.  I thought it was an interesting touch that she had a memory that went the entire way back to the womb.  I like Kaiden and the relationship that they developed.  It developed slowly and organically- it didn't feel rushed or fake.  I also enjoyed the other demons.  I liked that they had personalities and ... to be ironic... souls.


Plot: Sweet Evil is very different from other Angel/ Demon books.  The author has created a completely new and complex world where demons have an entire underground system of "working" with humans.  This was like demons meet The Godfather.  I really did enjoy it!  If you enjoy paranormal romance without a love triangle- you will most likely really enjoy Sweet Evil.


7 comments:

  1. Yay no love triangle lol. I might check this out :) Thanks for the review!


    Steph: Short & Sweet

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  2. Having seen this book around several other places I wasn't sure. Great review though I think I will have to check it out!

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  3. No love triangle and no insta-love! Hurray!

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  4. Nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed this. :D I'm reading it pretty soon, and I'm hoping I'll love it.

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  5. Maybe the love triangle is getting a bit beat down since so many of us are not exactly interested in jumping into a love triangle book lol!!!

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  6. I just won this one in a contest and I am excitedly awaiting its arrival. I'm with you on the cover. It looks a little, I don't know,.. odd. Yep, I will go with that. But the story itself looks very interesting and I am most definitely interested. I hope that it doesn't disappoint. So many books that get rave reviews end up not living up to those reviews and it stinks. Anyway, thank you for your review. I really like how you break it down into parts. It helps distinguish good from not so good a lot easier!

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