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Friday, March 14, 2014

Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins 
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: May 1, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen

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?

Sweet Evil is the first book in the Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins. This is only the first book, and I'm already completely smitten beyond words. This world is expertly built around its characters. Anna is a character who's immediately lovable. She's innocent but not totally naive. She's only growing wiser to the world as she learns there is way more to the world than she ever thought possible. Kaidan and other Nephilim have no choice but to do their father's bidding. They each have jobs they must fulfill to lead humans astray. This is not necessarily a life they all would have chosen for themselves, but Nephilim have no choice. When Anna and Kaidan meet, it is electric. As a reader, I couldn't tear my eyes away from the pages whenever Kai and Anna were together. The supporting characters were amazing as well. They don't fall to the way side like in so many other books. They are in the story for a reason. I have no doubt that Anna and Kai will somehow end up together(They just have to!), but I also have a feeling there's going to be a pretty intense love triangle thrown into this trilogy too. We'll see. Actually, that's a good word for this book as a whole: Intense. From the romance to the Dukes and everything in between. Sweet Evil has a crazy intensity that already has me drooling and swooning for more. I knew I'd like this book, but I had no idea how much I would love it! I'm so excited about this series!

“Wait,” Kaidan called from behind me. I squeezed my eyes shut for a second, but kept walking. Then I felt his hand around my
wrist, spinning me in a half circle and pulling me to his chest. His face was so close. He reached down and cupped my face with one
woolly hand, and wiped the top corner of my lip hard with his thumb. I flinched back.
“What are you doing?”
“I...” He appeared to have no idea himself. “I wanted to see your freckle.”
A vulnerable tenderness flashed across his face, more painful to see than the coldness. It took every ounce of strength I had not to
beg for one last kiss. As fast as his expression had softened, it was back to stone again.
“What do you want from me, Kai?”
“For starters?” His voice lowered to sexy, dangerous depths. “I want to introduce myself to every freckle on your body.”
A powerful shiver ripped through me.” 

Check out my reviews of the other books in this series!

For all requests, please contact me by email at wendyhigginswrites at gmail dot com. (It's hard for me to keep track of requests made via GR and other sites.) Thank you so much! :)

After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, I taught high school English until becoming a mommy. I've always had a heart for teens, and writing YA stories gives me the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal years before adulthood.
I live in the D.C. area with my husband, daughter, son and puppy Rue.

To learn more about Wendy Higgins and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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