Thursday, May 15, 2014

Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

While I found Sweet Evil to be an interesting story, it just didn't stand out from the crowd.

Anna has kept her abilities a secret from everyone. She can feel others' emotions. When she is attracted to a drummer named Kaidan, her whole life changes. Kaidan immediately knows what Anna is -- and eventually she confronts her adopted mother who reveals the big secret. Anna is Nephilim. Anna's mother, who died in childbirth, was an angel. Her father, who left after her birth, is a demon. Anna is very unique, because angels and demons aren't supposed to have children.

Kaidan's father is a demon, so he can help Anna figure out what she is destined to do with her powers. And it isn't good. The Nephilim are basically slaves to their fathers. They must work to corrupt the Earth. Kaidan and Anna go on a road trip to confront Anna's father, but now all the demons are wondering about Anna and pressuring her to fulfill her purpose.

Sweet Evil kept my interest, although I found the beginning to be slow. Once they find her father, the plot picks up. There are tense moments, especially at the end, but I never really bought into the danger. I liked Anna, even though she was too good to be true, and there were some very well done steamy scenes.

I was initially attracted to this book because of the cover, which I think is gorgeous! But ... I don't really think it fits the book. I think there should be some indication of paranormal abilities on the cover, like showing their glowing badges or something.

I just felt like this is another angel/demon series. I would recommend it if you like those types of books. But, it didn't blow me away. I may read the rest of the books (Sweet Peril and Sweet Reckoning) eventually, but I'm not clamoring for them.

Published by HarperTeen, 2012
eBook purchased
464 pages

Rating: 3/5

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1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry this didn't blow you away! I agree the beginning was slow, but I think it picks up when Belial enters the picture. If you do read the next two books, I'd be very curious to read your reviews. Thanks for your thoughtful review!


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