Book Review: Sweet Reckoning (Sweet#3) by Wendy Higgins

16007855Sweet Reckoning (Sweet#3) by Wendy Higgins

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Fantasy and Young Adult

Release Date: April 29, 2014

Pages: 379 (Paperback)

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It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

First of all, I would like to thank the publisher, HarperTeen for giving me an ARC of this book to review. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! All right, now for my review.

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All Anna does is cry.

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Sweet Reckoning is so boring and I couldn’t help but be upset by it. Kaidan, the boy that I swooned over for some time turns into a complete lovesick loser in this book and I understand that he’s in love but come on! Keep it interesting! This is the last book in this trilogy and I couldn’t help but feel disappointed by it.

I also had a problem with the length of the book. I’m being honest when I say that it could have been cut down by AT LEAST 200 pages. Because those first two hundred pages are completely pointless. What makes me even more angry though is how it all went down in the end. I mean, seriously? It’s boring and predictable. Ugh.

Nonetheless, I liked the writing and for the most part, most of the characters. I think that’s it though.

Disappointed is an understatement for what I felt for this book. Sweet Reckoning was supposed to be the big finale, with a shit ton and stuff happening left and right. However, it’s all just sitting around being all cute and whatever. This is still a good series, just lower your expectations when you get to this book.

2.5 Mess Up Clouds
2.5 Mess Up Clouds

Book Review: Sweet Peril (Sweet#2) by Wendy Higgins

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Sweet Peril (Sweet#2) by Wendy Higgins

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Fantasy and Young Adult

Release Date: April 30, 2013

Pages: 371 (Paperback)

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Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

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This series has just about everything that annoys me in it– a whiny main character, an overrated love triangle, ‘the chosen one’ who isn’t very special, etc. But the thing is, I love it. I actually enjoy this series! There’s only a few things that actually pisses me off about this series and I like to call it one of my guilty pleasures.

In Sweet Peril, Anna is more annoying than she was in the first one, constantly thinking about Kaidan and not enough on the tasks at hand. I felt just about ready to smack her a few times. the romance between Kope and Zania is also another issue for me because it’s not realistic how a woman who despises men would do something against that after only a few weeks of kindness from one. But that’s not why I’m giving it such an average rating. It has to do with the ending and how melodramatic it is. There’s a great penultimate chapter and then just a ‘meh’ ending which drove me insane.

But, I did like the characters a little more this time around even though Jay isn’t around most of the novel. I loved how dark this one is compared to Sweet Evil because it’s a bit scary and a hell of a lot more fun to read about all of the dangerous things that Anna has to do. Speaking of dark parts, the romance is steamy and so very hot. Higgins doesn’t hold back at all when Anna and Kaidan are in the same room and I absolutely love it! 

With only the finally book in this series left, I’m really hoping for a killer ending that will leave me satisfied. I really loved the characters and the different settings that take place in this one but I didn’t enjoy Anna for most of the novel and he obsession over Kaidan. Still, I recommend this novel to anyone who has read the first one and readers who enjoy stories about angels and demons and half angels and all of their sexiness.

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3 Clouds

 

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Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#34

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

The Bone Season (Scion#1) by Samantha Shannon

13636400Favourite quote: “Once you know something, you can’t get rid of it. You have to carry it. Always.”

Siege and storm (The Grisha#2) by Leigh Bardugo

14061955 Favourite quotes:

1. “Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea.”

2. “I have loved you all my life, Mal,” I whispered through my tears. “There is no end to our story.”

Last Night I Sang To The Monster by  Benjamin Alire Sáenz

6413788Favourite quotes:

1. I’m just a piece of paper with the word sad and a bunch of cuss word written on it.

A lost piece of paper. That’s me.

A piece of paper that’s waiting to be torn up.

2. This is the way I see it: If you get to know yourself very well, you might discover that deep down inside you’re just a dirty, disgusting, and selfish piece of shit.

3. You know, the thing about not talking very much is that people think you’re mature. They make things up about you.

4. I don’t like remembering.
Remembering makes me feel things.
I don’t like to feel things.

I’m thinking I could spend the rest of my life becoming an expert at forgetting.

5. “Okay is just a word I use so I won’t have to talk about what’s inside.
Okay is a word that means I am going to keep my secrets.

6. The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.

Sweet Peril (Sweet#2) by Wendy Higgins

15768191Favourite quote: “Girl, all you have to do is say the word, and Mr. Lusty McLust a Lot here will be happy to whisper some dirty nothings in your ear.”

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.

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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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Four Dreamy Clouds

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.