Series: Sweet #1
Format: Paperback, 453 pages
Publication Date: 05/01/2012
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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?If books could kill.... then this is a cheeseburger. Yup. I'm feeling a little poetic right now. My heart is overdosed in feels that I can't even....
After I finished the book, the first coherent thought that popped into my head was that I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW. Good gosh, what was I supposed to do with my life until April 31st? Scratch that, they freaking moved the release date a day back. So now the publication date is MAY 1ST. What is life, guys? what is life.
Anyways, Sweet Evil was one of those books whom I judged by the cover. I didn't really like it and I thought the title was super cheesy. Needless to say, the solid fanbase that's continually expanding over the series and the countless posts of swoon over the infamous Kaidan, I picked it up against my better judgement. Now, I'm eating up my words because I appreciate both the cover and especially, the title. It was perfect. This book was perfection.
This was such a refreshing take on fallen angels. Wendy Higgins definitely made sure that she made a mark of originality over her work and she incorporated the beliefs of their origin which was commendable. And I loved how she wove those to Anna's story.
Anna is your typical goody-two-shoes. Awkward and warmhearted in general. Except that she can hear from 50 miles away and she can sense people's auras. Obviously, she's not your average human girl. I thought i'd be put off with the weak personality she was given but instead, I gave her more respect. She's definitely one to grow on you. She's not one of those hard-ass heroines who springs into action but she puts the pull in emotions! Then you have Kaidan. Sin on a stick, literally. I don't know guys... there's just something about bad boys that gets to me. Sometimes I wanted to punch him but most of the time, I just wanted to hug him.
So what happens when the bad boy and the good girl gets thrown together on the same path? Heartbreak and lots of swoon. Sigh, my heart.... I want nothing more than for these two to be together. I FREAKING SHIP THEM.
Even though, I'm focusing more on the love aspect of this book, the plot's more complex than I can ever make it sound like. Trust me, just read this book. It's thought provoking in some ways. Perfect mixture of urban fantasy, romance and a little mystery that will definitely suit the palettes of those who love The Mortal Instruments (like me) and more!