Review – Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Before I begin I’d like to say that I’m aware of the fact that my previous reviews have been too long and more often than not contained information readers would like to learn when they read the book. Therefor I’ll do this review differently – hope you like it!


 

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Author: Wendy Higgins

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 447

Rating: 4.5/5

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 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?


My thought

Like some of you who’ve read the lux series may know, Kaidan and Anna are mentioned in the fourth book. From that moment I knew I had to read Sweet Evil and I’m glad I did. This book was amazing.

What I Liked

  • The Story – I LOVE the fact that this book is about angels and demons. I’m positive that we need more books that explore this concept. We usually only read about vampires, warewolfs etc. Wendy does a beautiful job explaining how things work in their world. The seven deadly sins are in demon form – also known as Dukes – except sloth and gluttony. Those two have been ranked under one form. And there’s six addition sins in demon form as well; lying, murder, hatred, theft, adultery, and substance abuse. Also, humans have guardian angels, Nephilim can seem in them, but Anna just started out seeing a white puff of smoke beside the human since she hasn’t trained for her “work.” For example; Kaidan,son of Pharzuph – Duke of Lust with occupation of craving for carnal pleasures of the body; meaning sexual desire. The nephilims lives literally depend on tempting others to sin. The nephilim are explained like this: “We’re just a by-product. We don’t count as human, but also don’t qualify as being part of the demon Legionnaires. We work for our fathers and keep our mouths shut. That’s it.”. 
  • The romance – I really really enjoyed reading about the times Anna and Kaidan were together. As the hopeless romantic I am – I couldn’t help falling in love with their relationship. Their relationship was sweet and fun and I loved watching Kaidan becoming a different person with Anna.
  • The writing – I definitley liked Wendy Higgins writing. It had a nice flow, addictive and compelling, and at times downright beautiful. There were some awkward dialogues, and some conversations that were a little too much but they were easy to look past.

What I didn’t like

  • Annas thoughts – I read the trilogy back to back so I KNOW this isn’t an issue in the  second and third book but in Sweet Evil she says some cringe worthy things. Like: “Kai, like Thai only yummier. Gah! Who was this girl invading my brain” and
    “He was smokin’ hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra T. This guy was extra-T worthy” 
    – iihh why say that??
  • The way Anna is portrayed – Like I said above – this isn’t an issue later on but in the first book it bothered me. I wanted to shake some confidence and a lot of common sense into her, because it felt like she was lacking in those areas. Example: ““They only think they like me because they don’t know me,” I said.” Don’t worry though – she becomes badass throughout the series.
  • The cover – I’m always against cover changes but this series need it bad. Try to look past it because the book is amazing.

Would you rather -Book Tag

I just found an interesting tag on goodreads (friend me – ABookUniverse) and thought I’d do that until I post a review of the book I’m currently reading.

Lets jump right into it

1. Rather read only a series or stand-alone books?

Well, while I do enjoy stand-alones I really do prefer series. I get attached to characters and plot lines so I almost always like to continue reading about them and their story.

2. Rather read a book whose main character is male or female?

Since I am a female I feel like I can relate more to a female character. I do enjoy reading books with male main characters – like Thomas in the maze runner which I liked very much – but I still prefer females.

3. Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or other actual bookstore) or Amazon?

Okay so not amazon but I ALWAYS order my books online. It’s a magical feeling when they arrive and I get to open packages filled with untouched, brand new books.

4. Rather all books become movies or tv shows?

Ugh, can I say none of them? I despise books turned into movies/tv shows. They rarely turn out good. Just look a Shadowhunters or Percy Jackson. But if I have to choose I’d say movies. That way we suffer for about 2 hours and then it ends while tv shows get dragged out and far far away from the actual plot line.

5. Rather read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week?

5 books per week obviously, haha!! Buuut I’d have to quit school and my job and everything else – but it’s okay haha we don’t need anything else other than books right? 😀

6. Rather be a professional book reviewer or an author?

Oohh I’d LOVE to be both but I feel like I’ve read too many books and if I attempt to write a novel It’d be a lot like another book. So I’d say professional book reviewer. Oh god, that’d be so much fun!!

7.  Rather only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?

Even though 6 months in between books is a ling time I’d still choose that. I’d get tired of reading the same 20 book whole my life.

8. Rather be a librarian or own a book store?

Book store hands down. I would arrange author meet ups, competitions, giveaways etc and no one can say anything ’cause it’d be my store.

9. Rather only read your favorite genre or your favorite author?

This is hard but I’ll go with favorite genre. How many books can an author write in his or her life time? 20? 30? It’s better to choose genre since you’ll be able to read as many books as you want.

10. Rather only read physical books or eBooks?

Physical books. Do I even need to explain why?

That’s it for this tag. I tag everyone who reads this and make sure to tag me so I can read your answers.

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