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Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

 


Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins 
Series: Sweet, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal 
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 447 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen
Wendy Higgins: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
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?


“We have to face difficulties to find out what our true strengths are. How we come back from failure is a very valuable test.”

I didn’t expect to like Sweet Evil that much since I read it years ago and only gave it three stars. I only decided to give it another chance because I figured my taste could’ve changed and hey demons! After Roth and Knox I just keep craving more and more books featuring demons.

Sweet Evil is a book about good girl Anna. She doesn’t know what she is but she can see other people’s emotions as colors and senses their feelings in their auras. She has no idea what she is until she meets bad boy Kaidan.

Anna has been sheltered and protected her whole life, making her naive in so many ways. She knows she wants to wait until marriage to have sex but she keeps forgetting it around Kaidan. Anna wanted to feign normalcy even if it killed her but after knowing Kaidan is like her, she can’t stop herself from seeking answers from him.

“He was smoking hot. As in H-O-T-T, hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra-t-worthy.”

I don’t really get why writers put demons to be musicians? So that girls can fangirl about them and heroine can be jealous? I’m not fan of normal celebrity romance, so I’m definitely not a fan when characters in fantasy or paranormal suddenly are. They are demons, and hot already so it’s unnecessary to me.

Romance is usually my favorite part of the book but in this case I liked the book despite not liking the romance. I’m not even sure if the romance has saving qualities, maybe if the hero stops his manwhore ways. Anna was much more understanding about his “job” than I could’ve been, especially when he doesn’t really show his soft part that much.

“There was nothing healthy about desperately wanting something you couldn’t have.”

All in all I actually liked this book and this world but I’m not sold to the romance. I actually liked some side characters, like Kopano and even Jay more than the hero. I could see Kopano even as possible future love interest to create some drama.

Rating

3 stars

 

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins”

  1. Well I loved it more than you did Jamsu! And remember he is forced to have his manwhore way but…it will improve!

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