Author: Wendy Higgins
Rating: 5 Seriously Sizzling Stars!
What if there were teens whose lives 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 to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?~Goodreads
Sex. Drugs. And Rock & Roll. And Demons. And a love interest who’s extremely cocky. And an ending that will leave you panting for more—all of these can be found in Wendy Higgins amazing debut! This book totally had the potential to be crude and offensive but the way in which Wendy incorporated such risqué topics made Sweet Evil that much more intriguing and seductive!
The twist that Wendy put on her demons and Nephilim was so freakin’ incredible! I loved the concept of the demons representing the 7 deadly sins! And i adored the fact that their children, the Neph’s, had to coerce humans in to partaking in those sinful acts. (Yeah...i probably shouldn't admit that...but it was so mind-blowing and awesome!)
Enter Anna, a girl raised to believe she was normal...only, she doesn’t even believe that because she can see auras. (Which would be totally COOL!) Anyway, Anna and her best friend Jay (LOVED HIM! He was cute and lovable and hilarious!) go to a club at the beginning of the book and Anna runs into someone who will change her life forever. Dun dun duuunnn...
Kaidan Rowe –Drummer. Son of Lust. Sexiest bad boy to ever hit the pages of a young adult novel (wait...this was a young adult novel, right?! Some of the scenes were so incredibly tantalizing I was like, “WHOA.”) *THUD* Kaidan is a complete enigma and I fell in love with him the moment he was introduced. He was playing the drums so effin’ passionately and yeah...*fans self* Also, as if the boy wasn’t talented enough, he has some pretty mad knife throwing skillz. SO. HOT. Ehem...anywho! As Anna spends more time with Kaidan (ROAD TRIP!) he really starts to open up to her and reveal his more compassionate side. Their relationship? Holy heavens! Or...hell! It was the most adorable thing ever! Anna and Kaidan shoot off sparks from the very first time they meet and I was rooting for them the whole time!
But, unfortunately, falling for the son of lust has its downfalls. His job description is less than ideal if you’re looking to have a relationship with him...which Anna was. That poor girl, it all goes down hill for her from there. Kaidan Rowe causes her tons of heartache and I felt super bad for her! Especially when he starts to act all distant? WAAH! My heart hurt. WHY CAN’T THEY JUST BE TOGETHER AND BE HAPPY AND KISS AND STUFF!?!
There was nothing ‘sweet’ about Sweet Evil’s ending. It left me hanging and I NEED THE SEQUEL NOWZ! The concept and characters were brilliant and I’m definitely looking forward to reading MOAR about Anna & Kaidan’s world! You should DEFINITELY pick up this amaztastic debut!
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“You know the little voice in your head?” he asked. “The one humans like to call their ‘conscience’?” I nodded. “It’s actually the messages people are receiving from their guardian angels. You see, the demon spirits whisper thoughts into a person’s mind, and the demon thoughts battle it out with the human’s own feelings, along with the messages their guardian angels are trying to instill. The old cliché about a devil on one should and an angel on the other is not far off.”