Sweet Evil (Sweet#1) By Wendy Higgins

11808950Sweet Evil (Sweet#1) by Wendy Higgins

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Fantasy and young adult

Release Date: May 1, 2012

Pages: 453 (Paperback)
Sweet Evil (Sweet #1)

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.

(My Opinion)

Who knew that half demons could be so tempting? Sweet Evil is a lovely story that will keep readers interested until the end. The story is told from the perspective of Anna Whitt, a teen about to turn sixteen. Everything changes for her because of her first concert. But for better or for worst?

There are only a few things that kept this book from making my, ‘favourites’ shelf. For readers who want a very fast, very exciting beginning, Sweet Evil doesn’t necessarily have that. Although the book did grab my attention, I feel like it could have improved on its intensity. The love interests are very annoying. As characters, they’re awesome and really jump off of the pages with their humour and sweetness. But when they’re together or near Anna all of that changes and they become kind of boring. The ending is what really disappointed me because it isn’t exciting, overwhelming, nor did it have as much action as I would have liked.

Sweet Evil is full of awesome, funny characters. The writing truly does help Anna seem like an innocent sixteen year-old. I also like the road trip and the other human-like things that goes on in the story. Instead of this whole façade of insane lies and betrayal (even though these things are in the book) the story still has a normalcy to it with all the normal things Anna does. The relationship between the twins really caught my eye since they seem very close and polar opposites. It’s an odd relationship that works.

Although it isn’t perfect, and has a few problems, this book isn’t a bad début  I was expecting to roll my eyes at least five times per page but I only found myself doing it five times throughout the book.I would recommend this to everyone who is a fan of fallen angels and anything in that category. The second book in the trilogy, Sweet Peril will be out in April of this year.

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Weekly Update#1

What have I been up to? What have you missed on my blog? This is a weekly update of the new posts and books/album I’ve read/listened to.

Monday

Book Review: Out Of Reach By Carrie Arcos

Wednesday

Album Review: Carousel By Her And Gold

Friday

Book Review: The Selection (The Selection#1) By Kiera Cass

Saturday

Favourite Book Quotes Of The Week#15

Books Read This Week

Shadow And Bone By Leigh Bardugo

Sweet Evil By Wendy Higgins

Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles Of Vladimir Tod#1) By Heather Brewer

Albums Listened To This Week

Lucky Street By Go Radio

Close The Distance By Go Radio

Currently Reading

Intertwined By Gena Showalter

Shadowlands By Kate Brian

Currently Listening To

Penny Black By Further Seems Forever

Scars And Stories By The Fray

Favourite Book Quotes Of The Week#15

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Yes, I managed to finish two books this week!

Shadow And Bone By Leigh Bardugo

10194157 Favourite Quotes:

1. “It’s funny,” I said after a while. “I always thought that being beautiful would make life easier.”

2. How could someone offering you a present sound so creepy?

3. “The problem with wanting,” he whispered, his mouth trailing along my jaw until it hovered over my lips, “is that it makes us weak.”

Sweet Evil By Wendy Higgins

11808950 Favourite Quotes:

1. My whole life I’d fooled myself into thinking I didn’t need his love, but I’d been wrong. Everyone needed their father’s love.

2. “Being controlled and being unloved is not a natural way of life.”

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

4. If life was a game, like everyone said, then I wanted to win.