Monday, July 2, 2012
Review: Sweet Evil
By: Wendy Higgins
Release Date: May 21, 2012
Series: The Sweet Trilogy #1
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 Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. 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?
So I've heard a lot about this book and finally decided to sit down and read it. It took me a while, and I have to say that I wanted more. There's this strong attraction and it wasn't enough for me, I needed to see more about it. Now I have to wait for the next book where I hope that Anna and Kai will have more shared moments. And there is so much history and added animosity that I’m just curious as to what is going to happen next as well.
Anna has just recently discovered that she is the daughter of the Duke of Substance Abuse, which means that she is susceptible to alcohol and drugs. She is to "work" for her father in influencing other people to consume alcohol and drugs. She is entirely pure though and ever other Duke, legionnaire and even Nephilim (which is what she is) can tell how pure she is and they do not agree with it. Most importantly the Duke of Lust is angry at her purity and her father for letting her stay pure. This is all comes later in the book though.
Before all this hoopla she’s just an innocent girl going through her normal life, yes she knows she has extra super sensory but she tries not to use them. That is until she meets Kaiden and then bam an attraction to him grows, it doesn’t hurt that he is like her, sort of. He is the son of the Duke of Lust. His job is pretty much to hook up with as many people as possible, which is until he meets Anna, and he is conflicted. There’s an obvious attraction there and he doesn’t know how to handle it. Isn’t that always the case ha ha. But Anna pushes for something to happen especially during their cross country trip to go visit her father for the first time. Where there are things that need to be said, but you should really read the book to get into more detail.
Overall the book was good, although I wish it spent more time in the depths of the situations. More explanations but I have a feeling that will come in the next book. Such as why the Dukes seem to be separated, if the Nephilim are stronger then why don’t they just overtake them as it seems none of them really want to work for their fathers, but the legionnaires are always watching and whispering? So much going on and I can’t wait to see what happens next.