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20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.
From the beginning when I found the blurb of the book in Goodrea
Second reason: The blurb. Maybe this will sound weird but I've always being told I'm some sort of bad influence. Why? No clue. I mean, I'm the personification of cuteness and sweetness and all that... Yeah, right. I'm not fooling you, am I? Thanks to the first line of the summary I had an overwhelming desire to read this book about teenagers that had to be a bad influence in order to stay alive.
And then I finally got to read the book. True to be told I have mixed feelings. You see, Anna's personality at the beginning is just so... so... good (deep sigh). I know it's not bad to be good but then again, an utterly good person can get on your nerves, right? At least she did get on mine. But don't get me wrong, once you understand the deepness of her struggles the entire book develops a new layer of intrigue.
The way Anna interacts with the other sons and daughters of the Dukes make a huge difference in her life. Where once her only friend had being Jay (a human boy that is like a brother for her) now she had to learn to deal with the Twins, Marna and Ginger, daughters of the Duke of Adultery whose purpose was to break couples that truly loved each other; Blake, son of the Duke of Envy; Kopano, son of the Duke of Wrath, that has his own story and whom I like a lot; and finally Kaidan, son of the Duke of Lust, the target of Anna's affection.
All of them had to work for their fathers' cause. Or face the consequences; and let me tell you, we are talking of horrible consequences here.
Thanks to this new situation we see Anna fight and then embrace, somehow, her destiny. But how can see truly turn to evil when there's good inside of her?
Right now, if I could, I would love to read the second book. The way Wendy describes the scenes was superb, and this is a debut novel, people. During the first chapters I thought this book was going to be very suave, you know? But Wendy just blew my mind when some scenes were described with complete honesty making very easy to separate good from evil. Some paragraphs were a little too strong maybe but in the right amount. You will cringe but you won't cry; you will just understand what the characters are going through and that's a huge plus.
So yes, buy it and read it in one sit. You won't be disappointed.
posted by Alaiel_Kreuz on May 13, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.
Not So Adequate...
posted by LoverOfBooks0 on May 9, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 9, 2012
Not So Adequate...
Sweet Evil had promise with a plot completely unique to its storyline. However, it fell short and was just above dissapointing. Personally, a key factor to a good story is a likeable protagonist. Anna was annoying all throughout the book and an utterly emotional crybaby. Her completely goody-goody attitude grated on my nerves the entire book. The only characters that were half decent were Jay, Balail, and Kopoke. Kaiden was not so much interesting as he was the typical hot-and-cold broody "love-interest." Unsatified... in short: don't waste your time.
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Posted May 5, 2012
I have to say, Sweet Evil was not my cup of tea. The premise sou
I have to say, Sweet Evil was not my cup of tea. The premise sounded so interesting and the cover was gorgeous but the plot could not hold my attention at all. Sweet Evil is about a girl, Anna who is part demon (Nymph to be more accurate). She lives with her adoptive mother and has only recently found out her father is a Duke demon, and is the Duke of substance abuse. You see, there are dukes for not only the 7 deadly sins, but for many others and all the duke's offsprings carry out their "speciality" in order to corrupt the world. Anna has always had a pull towards drugs and only recently a pull towards Kaidan, the son of the Duke of Lust. The problem is that Nymphs are neither humans nor angles/demons, they are considered the lowest race and only obey their dukes, therefore any form of relationship is forbidden. Which is why Anna lusts over Kai throughout the book, while he also lusts over her but carries on his duties, aka: sleeping around.
I personally did not find the direction of the plot very appealing, I've never been a fan of demons, fallen angels yea, but demons seems to signify something very different. I didn't enjoy the insta-love and how Anna fell in love with Kair in only 4 days (her exact words, not mine). I also wished the "cross-country trip" was actually one, not just a couple of pages long. A main reason why I picked this book out is for the road trip premise, but I was a bit disappointed in that.
I really can not say that the plot is cliche because it really IS unique. The whole dukes and sins and nymphs might be very appealing and fascinating to many readers, however I am not one of them. I usually have problems with books because of their absurd plots or unbelievably crazy ones but Sweet Evil held its ground, I just can't seem to pin point what IS missing. But I got very distracted easily while reading it and at some points had to skip descriptive paragraphs because I just wanted something to happen that might finally hook me. I personally contemplated over the rating of this book because on one hand I can't find anything technically wrong with it but on the other hand it just doesn't appeal to me, so it is a matter of personal preference. However if you are a fan of paranormal books I really do think you should give it a try and judge it for yourself!
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Posted January 2, 2014
The main character Anna is one of the most annoying people in th
The main character Anna is one of the most annoying people in the whole book!!!! I think the author is trying to past her as a strong female lead and she failed miserably at that. In almost every chapter Anna is crying. She falls in love with Kiaden her main love interest in literally 3 days!!!!!!! And pretty much the whole book he treats her like crap! I was shaking my head the majority book and only finished reading it because I paid for it. This truly is one of the worst paranormal romances I've ever read. Now those of you that like a weak main character that cries over a boy that she loves after knowing him for 3 days maybe this is the story for you. If not I wouldn't waste my money.
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