by Wendy Higgins
Series: Sweet Evil #1
Published: May 1st 2012
ISBN: 0062085611 (ISBN13: 9780062085610)
Source: Bought Myself
Reading Level: 17+
Shelf Award: Deserves Its Own Shelf, All Time Fave
Rating: 5 Stars
Where To Buy: TBD ChapterIndigo
Goodreads Summary: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?
Cover Love: DUH!!! I would leave it at just that but I really would not be a proper fangirl. I mean look at that cover! It just draws you right in! And me, being a total for the “girl in dress” fad I am totally sold on it!!
Review: This is the first ever book I took notes on my feelings and thoughts. That is HOW MUCH I liked it! Now onto What I thought of the book aside for: OMG, SO GOOD and all caps LOVE! Immediately I was hooked! I will try my very best to keep it spoiler-free
Anna is a multi-faceted character, she is good and wholesome but not naive, she sticks to her principles and even when she is in a difficult position, she tricks herself or thinks her way out of certain situations and it is something to behold for sure! She has her moments of doubt and carelessness where if she’d thought a bit more, then things may have been easier. But that would have made the story different.Aiden’s and Anna’s relationship was so swoon-worthy!! It made me sigh, almost cry and made me want to yell: WHY!?!?!
Aiden is pretective but Anna never feels like she is a malnourished puppy who can’t take care of itself. She is strong on her own even with the tough times she’s been through. She wouldn’t NEED a man so it makes Aiden that much better! There were hints of a love triangle (which I have no problems with) but it didn’t feel cheesy or anything.
Some scenes include heavy petting/Massaging/Kissing and those are OH SO STEAMY!
Reading the book felt purposeful, even with a few surprises, I felt it was written with purpose. It did not feel like a debut novel at all. And when I didn’t know what to expect, not theories at all, I loved that. Wendy took me on a wonderfully unexpected romantic trip!
The concept of not good and not necessarily evil characters, the evil-ness of some other ones was great. I mean, what if your very existence depended on ruining peoples’ lives, days and what not? And Anna has double that trouble, which you will discover when you read the book.
There were also many elements in the book regarding powers and memories that were astonishing! Totally new and totally awesome!
The extra characters were great! Perfectly written to have their places in the story. It didn’t feel overcrowded or confusing.
Pacing was PERFECT… Not once did I purposefully WANT to but the book down! I even brought it hiking with me and read a chapter on top of a 1.3 Kilometer mountain! Now that’s a good book if I have ever read one!
When I was done reading and I REALLY didn’t want to be done all I could do was this:
All in all A wonderful book, completely deserving of 5 stars and a few sequels.