Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

“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?”

-Synopsis taken from Goodreads

Hey guys! It’s Meaghan again! I just started the Sweet Evil series, and just finished the first book! My review is below 🙂

“There was nothing healthy about desperately wanting something you couldn’t have.”

Stars (Out of 10): 5/10 Stars

Overall Thoughts: This book reminded me a lot of the hush hush series. An interesting plot that can often be overshadowed by the romantic tension. While I did enjoy most parts of the romance in this book, it definitely seemed more like a second plot, rather than adding to the main plot that was already there. I did like the hierarchy of the angels and demons though, and how that was explained fairly well. The characters were also fairly diverse in personality, which made it more interesting as well. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it could’ve been better.

SPOILERS BEGIN HERE

The Good: I liked the idea and main plot of the book, and thought they did a pretty good job of explaining the background of the story and the major components, such as how the Neph and demon system worked, that it needed to go off of. I also enjoyed the diversity in the characters!

The Bad: While I love romance in books, it was a bit overshadowing in this book. Often times the tension between Kaidan and Anna distracted from what was actually going on.

The Characters: I liked the variety in characters that we saw in this book. We had Anna, a religious good girl finding out she’s meant to peddle drugs and addictive substances. We had the sex object male Kaidan, meant to draw Anna’s attention. We had twins that actually differed greatly in personality. We had a stoic and calm Kopano, who differed greatly from who he was supposed to be. And then we also had more normal human friends, who brought some relief from the “supernaturalism” of it all. I also loved how we saw Anna change throughout the book as she comes to terms to who she is, and what it means for her future. 

The Plot: I enjoyed the plot quite a bit, as we saw Anna more have to learn how to protect herself, and have to work to do so, rather than Kaidan, Kopano, and/or her father just protect her from it all. I also loved the gradual increase of influence the Dukes had on the book, and how they are just going to be a distant aggressor, but be up close and personal in the upcoming books. I found that whole concept quite interesting, and am glad to see it’s continued existence.

The Favorite Character: I don’t think there truly is one yet. I’m rooting for Anna and Kaidan, but both have their flaws that the moment.
Buy it, Borrow it, or Bin it: Borrow it

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