Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy, #1
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy
Source: My Collection
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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?
I will start off the review by saying that I both read the book and listened to the audiobook. I did not like the audiobook. It was definitely convient for my 3 ½ hour trip but the person reading it wasn’t really that good and didn’t really show much emotion through the characters. This was even worse with the male characters. So I just wanted to through that out there. The rest of the book will be based on the story and not the audiobook.
The main character is a southern girl named Anna Whit. She is a very nice girl, but she is very different from other people her age. She has enhanced senses, along with a sixth sense of being able to feel people’s emotions and see their auras. She can also remember back to the day of her birth and even her time in the womb. This is because Anna is half demon, half angel. She is being raised by an adoptive mother named Patti. Anna’s mother died during childbirth and her father is in jail for drug related activity.
Anna’s best friend is a boy named Jay. It was a major plus that Jay was in no way a love interest to Anna. This was made known right away. Jay is musician who is obsessed with a band called Lacivious. The drummer of Lacivious is a half demon boy named Kaidan and Anna is instantly attracted to him. Kaidan is way more than anything Anna could have bargained for. Things really start to change for Anna when she has to take a cross country drive with him. Anna learns things about her life from both Patti and Kaidan and she knows that her life will never be the same. Her attraction to Kaidan, as a offspring of the demon of lust, doesn’t make it any easier.
I enjoyed all of the characters in the book but I would say that Patti and Kaidan were my favorite so far. Kaidan is frustrating because of some of the decisions he is forced to make regarding Anna. The one downfall to the story and the reason I bumped the rating down to a 4 instead of a 5 star, is because Anna is so bland. *The lady reading the audiobook did not help this situation at all.* The writing however flows nicely, and I read it pretty quickly considering it is over 400 pages. There is also a wrap up of all the Dukes and their children and what sins they are in control of. This could definitely be helpful if you get confused.
At the end of the book I really wanted to pick up the second book. So I did! If you are into demons and angels then I think you will enjoy this book. I am not a fan of the whole vampire or werewolf craze; even wizards are not that big on my radar. Angels and demons are fine with me though. So if you have similar taste as me then you should try this book out!