Sweet Peril (Sweet Trilogy Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Embrace Your Destiny

Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, promised herself she'd never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She'd been naive to make such a claim. She'd been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school's party girl. And all ...

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Overview

Embrace Your Destiny

Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, promised herself she'd never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She'd been naive to make such a claim. She'd been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school's party girl. And all the while there's Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of the Duke of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: Is loving someone worth risking your life?

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
01/01/2014
Gr 9 Up—In this steamy sequel to Sweet Evil (HarperTeen, 2012), Anna Whitt, born to a guardian angel and a fallen one, finds herself bearing the weight of a prophecy that predicts her leadership in a Nephilim army that she must establish to rid the world of demons. Sick of being under the constant watch of threatening demon whisperers, she decides to play her high school's good-time girl and embraces a party lifestyle. Her father, Belial, the Duke of Substance Abuse, sends her off to recruit other Neph allies, with the aid of Kope, who carries a torch for Anna. The duo find themselves traversing the globe, from Syria to New Zealand, in order to convince others to join her cause. She not only has demons to contend with, but also Kope's lovesick glances and her own heartache for Kaiden Rowe, the son of the Duke of Lust. Higgins ensures that Sweet Peril hits every paranormal romance trope squarely on the head. Good girl tempted by seductive but distant British bad boy rocker? Check. Threatening demons that pop in right before a long-anticipated smooch? Check. There's even a handy purity clause in the prophecy that guarantees that the sexual tension stays high. Fans will sweep through Higgins's tale in anticipation of the trilogy's finale. The simple narrative style and straightforward plot make it a good pick for reluctant readers and dedicated genre fans alike.—Joanna Sondheim, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City
VOYA - Barbara Allen
Anna is the daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one. She is supposed to go around polluting souls for the underworld by making them drink and party. She only does this so that the evil spirits watching her will not find out that she truly does not want to hurt anyone. Anna has recently discovered that she is the key to a prophecy that will rid the world of demons that plague humanity. She must join forces with other Nephilim and give them hope that everything will turn out right. As it turns out, Anna is not the only child of demons that does not like hurting humans. Anna and her friends must put aside all temptations and differences to overcome the demons and fulfill the prophecy. This is the second book in Higgins's trilogy. It contains sex, drugs, alcohol, and rock and roll. Lust and vices are discussed in detail. Higgins paints a wonderful portrayal of the struggle between the forces of good and evil, and the teens stuck in the gray area in between. Love is also a key aspect of the book. Should you risk love if it means someone might die? It is, ultimately, a story of redemption for wrong doings of the past. It is a definite page-turner that will entice avid and reluctant readers alike. Reviewer: Barbara Allen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062265951
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Sweet Trilogy Series , #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 6,847
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 714 KB

Meet the Author

Wendy Higgins is the author of Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril, the first two books in the trilogy, as well as Flirting with Maybe. She was born an Army brat and spent her childhood moving across the US, finally settling in the Washington, DC, area. She attended George Mason University for her undergraduate degree in creative writing, and Radford University for a masters in curriculum and instruction. Wendy taught high school English before achieving her dream of becoming a full-time author. She now lives in northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son.

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

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    Awesome Sequel! THANK YOU Wendy Higgins for writing an amazing,

    Awesome Sequel!

    THANK YOU Wendy Higgins for writing an amazing, unputdownable sequel!

    What I LUV'D: Let's start with the cover...Can I have Anna's dress, please? (Can I also have her figure to go with the dress because that would be great, thanks.)

    Action, adventure, brownies, cuddling, kissing and wrestling - this sequel has a little something for everyone! We're introduced to new characters and get to hang with familiar faces (two of which look exactly alike - go figure). Kopano gets LOTS of page time, and of course, there's Kaidan Rowe, everyone's favorite drummer boy guy.

    (BTW, I vote that Wendy Higgins writes a Kaidan novella that features a roadie named Jen. Her job could be to bake cupcakes for the band and carry Kaidan's drumsticks because I totally rock at carrying stuff! Just sayin')

    Anna has become one of my favorite female characters - she's strong willed, compassionate and her ability to see the best in people is something we should all aspire to whether you're a fictional character or not. She's faced with a task so big, there's no way she can accomplish it all on her own and she is surrounded by those who doubt she can succeed at all, but Anna has something they don't...she has hope that all things are possible. *high fives her*

    Anna also has two very swoonilicious guys in her life, and how lucky is she?! They're both tall, dark and delicious and they both rock abs accents. While it's no secret which of the two beat out the rhythm of her heart song, she does come to the realization that she has genuine feelings for both and things get a little, um, interesting. I like that Anna is mature enough to understand that she has an important purpose to fulfill and the world does not revolve around her love life.

    Let me just say, that I'm a die-hard Kaidanite, but Kopano made me feel all the feels in Sweet Peril. So much so, I decided to adapt a song for him...

    *clears throat*

    "I threw a wish in the well

    Don't ask me, I'll never tell

    I looked to you, as it fell

    And now I smell car-a-mel


    I'd trade my Neph for a wish

    Auras and plagues for a kiss

    I wasn't looking for this

    But now we're wre-stl-ing.


    You're prayer was holding

    Head bowed skin was showing

    Hot night wind was blowing

    Where you think you're going Kope?


    Hey, I just met you

    And this is crazy

    But I am freezing

    So warm me, maybe?


    It's hard to look right, at you Kope

    But I am freezing

    So warm me, maybe?"

    What left me wanting: Can I have Sweet Reckoning now?

    Final verdict: Fantastic sequel that leaves you in just enough peril to want the next book. READ.IT.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2013

    My Thoughts:  I just love when I find a series that I cannot g

    My Thoughts: 


    I just love when I find a series that I cannot get enough of; that I just want to devour, page by page word by word. T
    he Sweet Trilogy is one of those series.
    A series I just can’t get enough of; can’t get enough of the story, can’t get enough of the characters.
    Wendy has created a series, a world, which I am so glad I can get lost in.

    It’s the world that Wendy created that I find so unique and so very interesting.
    She created this world where angels, nephilim and even demons exist. I have read quite a bit of angel books,
    and I have found only a few that that I thoroughly enjoy.
     Sweet Peril is one of those few that I simply love. It is her take on angels, nephilim and demons that is interesting.
    Wendy created this whole new idea on how these creatures live and function that is all very fascinating.

    The old energy was alive between us. I was aware of him, of every detail about him, just as I'd always been.
     And I could tell by the tightness in his body that he was hyperaware of me, too.

    Sweet Peril picks up about six months after the first book ends.
     Anna is still trying her best to find a balance between her demon and angel sides.
    Still trying to figure out her purpose, what she is supposed to be doing.
    Still trying to avoid those damn demon whispers, still trying to have a close-to-normal life as she can.
    And as I got deeper and deeper into the book I saw that Anna really is a strong character.
    I saw a lot of growth in her since the first book, she seemed to have a much more leveled head then she did before, even though she
    is still a bit confused on how to handle everything that is happening to her. I was glad to see where she was as a whole.

    Anna is still trying to get over or come to terms with the fact that Kaidan can’t be seen with her.
     I could feel the sadness that she had about how things ended in the last book.
    But as she starts to slowly figure out her purpose, she starts surrounding herself with a
    team of nephilim who are ready to stop being treated the way they are, Kaidan included.

    Now, when Kaidan is around, I loved every single second of it. Who wouldn't, really?
    Like Anna, you can see the struggle they are fighting against, the struggle to hide their feeling for each other.
    It was a very emotional experience, even for me, the reader.
    Everything that happens between these two characters, Kai and Anna, is all very intense.
     I enjoyed every second of that! Also, I could see the change, the growth, of Kaidan.
     I’m very proud of the progress he has made, though at times in the book, I wanted to face-palm him.
    But despite the situation with those two, they kept fighting; they try their best to do what is right.

    Anna and Kaidan aren't the only characters worth reading about, oh no, I really enjoyed the other Neph.
    The twins, loved them, and Kopano. Who I really got to understand and know. I was able to see, to experience that these Neph,
    they all have these conflicts that they are fighting, both within them and around them. It was sad to see some of their situations.
     I’m glad that Wendy gives her readers an opportunity to get a more in-depth look at the lives of the Neph.

    Not only were the characters wonderful, but so was the story and the pace.
    Wendy moved the story along nicely, gave me just enough to want more of the book, more of her story.
    I even got goose-bumps at certain parts of the book! Now, if an author can do that, it’s pretty incredible. 

    Sweet Peril was a great second book in the Sweet Trilogy, better than I could of even hoped for.
    Wendy is a very talented author. And the story she created, I became so engrossed with, I couldn't put the book down
    until I consumed every last word.

    I really do recommend this book to angel lovers, and those who would like a different take on angels, nephilim and demons.
    Wendy created a really cool world to get lost in.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Amazing

    Such good books

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    :-D


    One word. WOW!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    It was ok

    To give the author credit, the idea and concept of the story are realing intriguing and unique compared to YA literature on the shelves at the moment. Her writing is good and i really do like some if the characters she writes about like Kope and Blake. Its just that this book had no freaking plot. Dont get me wrong, i wasnt dying of boredom, but i kept waiting and waiting for something important and plot twisting to happen but it never happens. The whole story goes way to quickly, skipping entire months and although thats better than packing tons of insignificant scenes into each chapter, i still felt disconnectes from the story because of this. It seems that up until three quarters of the way into the book all we see Anna do is recruiy allies from around the world and pathetically obssess over Kaiden. Ive got nothing against Kaiden, and in fact enjoy their couple of romantic scenes, especially the scenes in his apartment that made me feel all warm and blush-y, but Anna was seriously bordering an unhealthy mental obssession with this kid. They could go months without talking and he'll keep pushing her away but shes willing to leave everything for him at the drop of a hat. I just wished she would have a little more dignity, but otherwise shes not a terrible character. Sure, the author was really over exaggerating Annas good girl persona in the first book, but in this one its much less cringe-worthy. The romance is dull up until about halfway in and then the author gets your blood racing. If you read the first book and enjoyed all the heated scenes between Anna and Kaiden, rest assured that this book will not disappoing... you'll just have to hang in there a little while. Overall, i actually did enjoy the book, it was just the damn plotline that left me unsatisfied. If you read and liked the first book, i highly recommend this one, especially to enjoy those scenes with Kaiden.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Oh my word

    What is the age

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    :-)

    Awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2013

    I loved this book! I can't wait to read the third book. Wendy Hi

    I loved this book! I can't wait to read the third book. Wendy Higgins did a great job with the sequel, I never once lost interest. I recommend 
    this book, it's a great sequel for Sweet Evil. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Can you please release the third book ASAP!!

    Can you please release the third book ASAP!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Lackluster... Filler

    Sweet Peril was underwhelming and quite painful to get through. I only read it for the sake of giving this series a chance to redeem itself for me. No such luck.

    Anna... I find it hard to relate to virginal, pure of heart, crybaby, obsessive Anna. I can't stand when the female protagonist obsesses to the point of stupidity over the resident bad boy of the series, a trophe that's becoming more common among the YA genre. For more than half the book I had to deal with Anna's crippling obsessiveness over Kaidan Rowe.

    The premise of the series is good but the execution and characters destroy its potential. I like Kaidan but he much too much like the cliche pretty bad boy in most YAs. I love Blake. He is one character that amused and made the reading slightly better.

    The biggest problem with Sweet Peril is this: it lacks a plot. This entire book was about gaining allies and obsessing over Kaidan. There was no type of resolution or conflict.

    This series is underwhelming. I will only read the final book for to finish the series. My advice, you're not missing much with this one. Save your money and time.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2014

    Buddy-read this gorgous thing with Rashika [The Social Potato] a

    Buddy-read this gorgous thing with Rashika [The Social Potato] and had so much fun discussing it. Sweet Evil was one of the first YA books that I just about died while reading, because I was too busy swooning over the love interest. Yes, I’m fully team Kaidan and proud of it! While I adore Wendy Higgins to pieces, loved the first book a lot and know that the fans were satisfied with Peril, I was hesitant. Why? Well, I knew that Kai wouldn’t be in the first half that much, so I honestly didn’t know if Anna and her own adventures would be captivating enough to keep me hooked. Were they?

    “We had a secret knowledge that demons couldn't fathom. They saw love as a weakness, but they were wrong. Love would keep us going, love was our strength.”

    I really think they were. Yes, I had a tough time with Anna at first simply because.. Well, I know, as a reader, that Kai and Anna are meant to be. They are and will be the endgame no matter what kind of obstacles they have to endure and surpass. However, watching a girl pine for a guy like that IRL would be devastating and my rational side says “Get over him, Anna, and start living your life! Do not chase a guy who doesn’t want to be chased.” So as much as it pains me to say this, Anna can be a touch annoying. At the end of the day (especially during chapters 14-19), I’m glad she fought for what her heart wanted the most.

    This book is more about the character growth than world building. If you’re looking for excessive world building, you’re looking at the wrong place. It’s not necessarily a bad thing though: we meet new Nephilim kids, get more proof of how malicious and evil some of the Dukes are, all relationships are developed and given more depth to, you even may start liking some characters *ahem* Ginger *cough*. The pacing is pretty fast and what I like about Wendy’s writing is that she doesn’t take time with overly long descriptions of Anna’s day and whatnot. She knows we want to see the real action, so it was nice to see Anna, step by step, becoming closer to fulfilling the prophecy. 

    Moreover, kudos to Wendy for not giving us an excessive love triangle. Yeah, there is a moment where you probably think that “yikes, will it really turn into one?”, but nope! Anna is confident in her choice and I very much appreciated it. Aaaalso, this book is way steamier than Sweet Evil was. So. Much. Swoon. You, guys! SUCH SWOON, SRSLY! I felt like we were rewarded with so much goodness after all that waiting, almost-moments, back & forth? It was sweeeet. (Pun intended.) There were some really sweet father-daughter moments here and there. Ohhh, and the Blake & Kai bromance? I SHIP IT SO HARD.

    As a whole, I wished that there was a little more world building, but we got some great revelations. I’m happy with the way things wrapped up and even more excited for the finale. Sweet Peril is all about the character growth; much more steamy and full of I-need-to-fan-myself moments. Kai and Anna fans will be very, very pleased with this novel :) 

    Overall rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    :)

    :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Incredible sequel!!! I loved every word!

    Incredible sequel!!! I loved every word!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    F

    I do not even know how to describe this book, for it is far too great for a couple sentences to do it any justice. And for a critic such as myself, it is very rare for words such as these to come out of my mouth. So, let the story speak for itself, and you surely won't regret your purchase.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

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    Sweet Peril is the second book in the Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Hig

    Sweet Peril is the second book in the Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins. I loved this book just as much as the first which thrilled me to bits. I always worry about the second book in a series or trilogy because it almost never lives up to the first book. Not the case here. Kaiden and Anna are apart through part of this book for their safety. Anna is adapting very well to this new life. Though she hates her "job", she's doing what needs to be done to survive. I loved Kaiden in this book. You could feel the tension between  them. The way he calls her Little Ann is adorable too. Sure, I wanted to slap him around a little bit, but he did and said these things for a reason and I love him more for it. I got to know Kopano more in this book too. I really like him. Not necessarily for Anna, because well.. let's face it, I'm Team Kaiden all the way, but Kopano is the kind of guy you just want to be held by. Through all his stiffness and seriousness, he just seems cuddly when it comes to the ladies. I love all the tension and chemistry between the characters of this book. This trilogy is intoxicating. I enjoyed every minute of reading this book. Everything is coming together and building towards the finale. I'm so completely hooked on  these characters. There's no help for me now, but I don't care! I can't wait for more!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Loved it

    Coming soon...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Pretty good

    Pretty good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Best ever

    Love this book to pieces. Kaidan and Anna are so cute cant wait for the third one i also dont want it to end its so annoying. I recomend this book to people who love suspense intense scenes and awesome story lines.

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

    This second book started off where the first ended. Anna is now

    This second book started off where the first ended. Anna is now learning to train with her father and making sure she is safe at the same time.

    She has the burden of the hilt and at her first summit meeting thinks she might have to use it. She learns first hand what a Neph is all about. You are always being watched and if you do not do your JOB you will be put to death.

    She is told by her father she needs to make allies as a part of the prophecy and he teams her up with Kopano to journey around the world and meet other Nephs and get them to join their group in the hopes of taking back their lives and to never have to WORK again at their jobs.

    Kaidan , Anna’s love interest has moved to LA to move on with his band and has told Anna she needs to move on. Kopano also has an interest in Anna and after a call to Kaidan, Anna is devastated to hear Kaidan tell Kopano to go for it, he has no feelings for her .

    They learn that the Dukes( the fathers of the Nephs) think they have a traitor in the mix which makes the Nephs on edge and there mission has to be even more of a secret.

    Anna and Kaidan finally make up and move. The allies have a set back but in the end they must keep going.

    The emotions in this installment had me in tears at times and holding my breath at others.

    This author is extremely gifted with her writing and I look forward to the next book in this series and other she may write in the future!

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