Paperback, 453 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen
Rating: 5/5 Stars
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?
Honestly, the thing that drew me to this book in the first place was the cover and the title. They were pretty good. Sweet evil. You have to admit that title would make you curious. The cover was pretty haunting.
The balance of the white and the black and the red gown. It was just so good. But of course I am not very happy with the guy on the cover. He looks like a zombie and Kaidan was NOTHING like that. Kaidan was H.O.T and not C.O.L.D and that guy on the cover was C.O.L.D. Not really Kaidan like for me. I mean I could go on and on all day about Kaidan but I will have to get to that later.
Wendy Higgins masterfully created one of the most addictive romances of the year. I can’t stop swooning with the high amount of scorching chemistry that almost set my book on fire! The characters are perfectly well build and well developed. I grew to intensively love them in the course of the story and I am definitely placing the main couple as one of my favorite ones among this genre. Anna is such a sweet, innocent and smart girl that it is easy to love her and understand her. In the other hand, Kaidan is one of the most delicious and sexy characters I have come across in a YA novel. In addition to the extraordinary main characters, there is a plot that simply blew my mind! Wendy Higgins created a whole Nephilim/Angel concept that, once I turned the last page, I placed it right up-there along with all of my favorite reads! The world of the Nephilim Higgins introduces in her first novel is so rich that makes this book much more than just a great paranormal romance read. In fact, the Nephilim in Sweet Evil are much more than just half-angel and half-human people. They are Sin in flesh. And with the power of their sin, they must influence humans to fall into temptation and therefore, find their way down to hell. However, with Anna things are much more complex than that but I wont give anything away, readers should definitely discover this extraordinary plot by themselves. Sweet Evil is an outstanding and solid debut with a strong, intriguing and intelligent story-line that will certainly become one of the favorite beduts of the year! I am sure of it!The romance, the concept, the mythology, and everything that makes this book so immensely alluring, reaches all the highest level of awesomeness. Sweet Evil is THAT good! And from the first word to the last, this book is definitely a drug that will keep you reading late into the night. Daring, sexy and cleverly written, Sweet Evil is a highly delicious love story set in a complex world full of politics, mythology, evil and sin. Highly, highly recommended!
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