Review: Sweet Evil

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Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy #1
Published: May 1, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
464 pages (Ebook)


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?


Sinfully addictive—that would be the right words that could describe this book. When I first read the summary of this, I was not really that convinced by it. I thought to myself that maybe it was just like those Angel/Demon books that I’ve read before but boy was I so wrong! This set a new and different level of awesomeness from the Nephilim books that I’ve read in the past. It has originality, the pacing was good, the characters were well-written and the love story was so epic that it makes me crave for more.

To start off, let’s talk about the concept of this book. You might think that Sweet Evil will be your typical Nephilim book but no, Ms. Wendy added certain flares that distinguish this book from those books about Angels and Demon. The plot was really engaging and quite refreshing in some ways. Also, the pacing was smooth and it’s just the right pace for this book. It will definitely pull you in a whirlwind of emotion.

What I also like about this book are the characters on it. Wendy Higgins did a great job in creating characters that you can connect on or relate to. The protagonist on this book, Anna, is a sweet, caring and naive girl. In other words, she’s a goody-two shoes. And it’s quite understandable considering who her mother is. Oh, let’s not forget Kaidan… Kaidan is a jerky, hot drummer boy who has a British accent. *cue swooning*That guy is so hot that it will make you drool and wet in your pants. He’s officially now on my list of fictional boyfriends. Moreover, the minor characters are also well-developed. I don’t only love the major characters in this book, I also adore the minor ones. Jay, the best friend of Anna, is one of my favorite. He’s the perfect best friend that one can have. I really thought that Jay will be the love triangle of Kaidan since that’s what normally happens in some books but again, normal is not on the vocabulary of the author. I’m also fond of the father of Anna—Belial. He’s really not what I expected!

Taking everything into account, Sweet Evil deserves a sparkling five stars for its awesomeness. Once you start reading, you couldn’t put it down. It will unquestionably take you on the very edge of your seat and will left you wanting for more. April 30 (release date of Sweet Peril), please come soon!

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