Sweet Evil (Sweet Trilogy Series #1)

Sweet Evil (Sweet Trilogy Series #1)

by Wendy Higgins

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Overview

Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series will be drawn to Wendy Higgins's sexy, thrilling Sweet Evil series.

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062085627
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Sweet Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 71,403
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Wendy Higgins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series, The Great Hunt, The Great Pursuit, Flirting with Maybe, and Kiss Collector. Born in Alaska as an Army brat, she lived on five different military bases across the US. Wendy now lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband and children, writing full-time. You can visit her online at www.wendyhigginswrites.com.

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Sweet Evil 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 289 reviews.
Alaiel_Kreuz More than 1 year ago
From the beginning when I found the blurb of the book in Goodreads I thought "Hey, this book looks totally awesome. I'm gonna have to read it!" And then I pre-ordered it right away. Reasons? Well, first we have the cover. Have you seen it?! Her red dress is gorgeous, she is a beauty all by herself but surrounded by that wicked forest and the cool shadow of that totally hot guy while the whole covers exudes this "embrace-me right-now-and-surrender" vibe is just too much. 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? Personal opinion: 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! Great story very original. Ive been losing my mind with all the vampire and werewolf books out right now. I mean I love them but you can only put so many new twists to them, and they end up kind of the same in all books. So this book was awesome a whole new original story havent read anything like it yet. The way the characters interact with eacother is great, in most books you dont see the rrlationships between all the characters with eachother. In this book you do, it makes you love each one more. SPOILER ALERT!! Does it piss off anyone else that Kaiden cant just suck it up and admitt his feelings? I mean freakin Kope knows her for like a couple days, barely talks to her, and he clearly makes his feelings known! I hope she gets over Kaiden more in the next book but at the same time I hope they get together! But right now i just want to punch Kaiden! Yeah im crazy i know.
BookObssessed More than 1 year ago
I love this book so freaking much, I wish it becomes a series . Please write more Mrs.Higgins !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and cant wait for the next one! I read this book in about a day! This book is amazing and really draws the reader in too! I love seeing the relationship between all the character develope. This book lures you in and you wont want to put it down until its done. But of corse, after you finish it, youll want to read the next one! I give this book 5 stars and cant wait for the next one.
mgolden More than 1 year ago
I adore this book so much! I really hope the next two are picked up because I have to know what happens next!! It is a must read for anyone who loves paranormal romances in YA.
Catie22 More than 1 year ago
I'm really torn about this one. I have been anticipating this book for awhile now and I think I worked myself into such excitement that it was easy to be let down, and for the same reason I continually tried to push my way through the not-so-great parts hoping that my premature fan-girling would be justified. I have seen so many reviewers raving about this book like it's the second coming of the Twilight phenomenon and certainly they are more than entitled to their opinions (that is what we bloggers do right?) but I just didn't get that thrill. Sweet Evil is not by any means a bad read, but it also is not the amazing story I expected it to be. I went into it expecting steamy romance, thrilling action and a gripping, unique plot. I got about half of those things which isn't too bad, but after being so excited to read it, it fell short. As always let's start with the good (including that absolutely gorgeous cover). Steam. The steaminess of this book cannot be denied. There were certainly times when I felt like I needed to open a window and just cool off for a second. In fact, parts of the book, felt more adult than young adult. This is probably because the main heartthrob of the story, Kaidan Rowe, is the son of the Duke of Lust. He definitely takes after his father. He, naturally, falls for sweet little Anna who never swears, or lies, or drinks and certainly does not do anything Kaidan might have in mind. When the two of them have to travel cross-country alone things really heat up. One of the most redeeming things about the book is the way that Anna and Kaidan change each other throughout the story. Anna lets down her guard a little when she's with Kaidan and he, in turn, allows her to see glimpses of his vulnerability. They really start to love each other, in large part because of Kaidan's damage from never truly having love in his life. One of the sweetest lines in the book comes from Anna's inner dialogue after discussing Kaidan's loveless upbringing: "I tried to imagine young, inquisitive Kaidan looking up at the demon in his life, desperate for his attention. I wished I could hold that little boy." - Ch. 14 The love between the two of them is what we all like to see in books, raw and real and deep. Another part of the book that I enjoyed was the mythology. Higgins does a great job of setting up the mythology behind the angels and the demons and their children. She also does not have any qualms with being very brutal about the way the demons behave. There are parts of this book that are very hard to get through because they are violent and heart wrenching, which I think is important when we are talking about evil. She really drives the point home. That's where the love sort of stopped for me. As far as uniqueness goes, I can't really say the plot was all that different from most paranormal romances. Good girl meets bad guy. Girl tries to change guy. Bad guy is still bad, but broken underneath. Girl finds out she has flaws too. They can't be together but probably will, maybe, at some point. It's fun and everything, but I was hoping for more of a different vibe with this one. The only real difference I can see is that Kaidan isn't really the hero type. He has a tendency to stand around and be freaked out when Anna is in mortal peril instead of actually jumping in and doing something about it. And then there's Anna. Don't get me wrong, I liked Anna, but I didn't love her. S
jennhaines07 More than 1 year ago
On the heels of all the vampire and otherworldly books comes Sweet Evil and blows them all away!! This goes beyond the beyond and leads readers into a world of real good versus evil. I was absolutely blown away and can't wait to read more from Wendy Higgins! I can't wait to follow Anna and see what's waiting ahead for her. And is it bad that I so desperately wanted Anna to give in to the 'evil' and Kai? :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loves it! I deff recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the true romance and absolutely charming characters. I have read countless paranormal romances and this has to be on my top 10. Completely fabulous; I fell for the main characters instantly!
brbookworm More than 1 year ago
Unique and gripping.  This story grabbed me straight from the beginning and didn't let go.  The characters come to life in this well written, witty novel that makes you want to stay up all night reading.  I had trouble focusing on anything else.  This author did a wonderful job of helping the reader connect to the characters and kept the acting coming. Read this book, and I promise you will not be disappointed.   On another note, I really enjoyed the underlying good vs. evil battle that really is at the heart of the story line ( although the love story is gripping as well).  Like I said before, read this book, you will NOT be disappointed, instead you will be chomping at the bit to get the next book in the series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has character, description, romance, action, and emotion all rolled up in one! An awesome read! Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely great book! I couldn't stop reading once I started. Finished it within hours, which I'm now regretting, I want more! Unlike so many other books out there, the characters are likeable and the story line is captivating from the start. I don't want to give any spoilers so I'll just leave it at that. So glad I found this book, can't wait for the next one to come out! Buy this book, you won't regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SUPERB! People who haven't read this book are missing out BIG TIME!
BlondexCrayon More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent! In a world consumed by vampires and werewolves (which I love, so don't hate) its a very nice change. This book truly shows good and evil and gives you a strong female character, that you can relate to in situations, as well as a strong, mysterious male character, who you cannot help but fall in love with. All in all, this book is amazing. Reviews, blurbs and summaries do this book no justice. Its a fast past page turner that you'll have to fight yourself to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw it at the library and i thought i would give it a try, i fell in love, must read i bought it for the nook so i could take it everywhere
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
Sweet Evil is the first novel in the Sweet Evil Trilogy and the debut novel of author Wendy Higgins. It is an urban fantasy, filled with angels and demons. The tale hints at an epic battle yet to come. I was immediately drawn to its beautiful cover and dark synopsis. Higgins writing style and world-building made this a fun, fast paced read and was a delightful start to this trilogy. The tale begins with fifteen year old Anna Whitt. She is a good girl who struggles with a sixth sense that allows her to see the emotions of other people. Anna is unusual; she never gets sick, heals rapidly and remembers everything about her life from the time she spent in her mother’s womb. Anna knows she is different, but as her sixteenth birthday approaches she meets the dark and mysterious Kaidan Rowe. He is a drummer in a band and drop dead gorgeous. He is like her, only he knows what he is and what he was raised to do. She is immediately drawn to him despite his bad boy reputation. As the tale unfolds Kaidan and her adoptive mother Patti help her understand who she is. Now Anna must decide what she will do about it. Anna and Kaidan drive cross country so she can meet her father, who is currently serving time in jail. I loved the journey and getting to know the two of them. When Anna’s father meets her and learns that Kaidan’s Dad is aware of her existence, he immediately makes plans to be released. Anna also goes to visit the convent where she was born and is given a gift by the nun who was there at her birth. From here the tale becomes action-packed as we learn more about this world. The characters were all unique in this novel and I immediately felt connections with them. Anna is all goodness and sweet, and watching her step out of her comfort zone was interesting. Kaidan oozes smexy and is definitely a bad boy. Despite his violent protests you quickly realize there is a warm, fuzzy compassionate side to him. Of course, their relationship is forbidden and watching these two play off each other was a blast. I am a sucker for romance and found myself rooting for them. The relationship is volatile and I am anxious to see how it develops. The one thing I am sure of is that Kaidan will be there for her. We meet some of Kaidan’s friends who are also special. All of them are unique and I enjoyed seeing the chaos they brought to the mix. Kopano was sweet, and I worried about a love triangle developing. Anna senses he would be the better relationship choice, but her heart belongs to Kaidan. It’s pretty clear he has feelings, but he hasn't yet made a move. Kaidan is extremely jealous even as he states they cannot be together. I am hoping Higgins avoids the whole triangle all together as I am already firmly team: Kaidan. The world-building is awesome and Higgins offers an interesting spin on how the devil influences humans. The tale is filled with demons, angels and all kinds of supernatural entities. Higgins has set the stage for an epic battle, not so much between good and evil, but on the issue of souls. The romance is steamy in this novel and there were a couple of intense scenes. I loved the scene where the council met, and I am flat out afraid of Kaidan’s father and the other Dukes. All of the children like Anna must do their fathers bidding, if they don’t the consequence are horrific. I am not talking about a grounding or loss of your cell phone. Disobedience brings punishments like torture and death. I loved how Higgins made Dukes out of the
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You guys are retarded with the cat stuff.. what is wrong with people these days! This is a book review not a chat site.. the book i have read it is awesome one of my faves! Nothing to do with cats.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: The originality of Higgins world moves the story at a fast pace, while romance in the dangerous world of the Nephilim can be deadly.Opening Sentence: The newborn wailed as the midwife wrapped her in a receiving blanket and quickly handed her to Sister Ruth.The Review:The world around you is filled with demons and angels. The pale fog clinging to your shoulder is a guardian angel, while every self doubt whispered originates from a Legionnaire. Higgins has built a world where sin is alive in human form, manipulating humanity through their whisperers. Anna isn¿t like the other Nephilim, her father hasn¿t had the time to teach her about the ways of the demon hierarchy on earth. He¿s been a little busy serving out a prison sentence. So it isn¿t until Kaidan Rowe, the drummer in her best friend¿s favorite band, comes to town that she finally learns why she can see people¿s emotions like tie dye on their chest.Nephilim are raised to further their father¿s mission from Lucifer. The Dukes ¿ the twelve demons allowed to take human form ¿ have no love for their children. Nephilim can¿t reproduce and their mothers always die in childbirth. Many of the Nephilim enjoy their work. Needless to say Anna Whitt isn¿t going to be one of them. She¿s grown up the good girl ¿ good to a degree that sometimes leaves even her cringing. There¿s no one less suited for a life of pressuring others to sin than our heroine.If they don¿t do as they¿re told, they die. As I said, the Dukes have no love of their children ¿ they have even more contempt for the offspring of others. For Anna¿s deception to happen right under their nose, and those of their whisperers, she¿ll have to follow her father¿s instructions. There¿s more to her father than just being a Duke. He was an angel once upon a time, and her mother still was one when she gave birth. While Anna¿s two sides conflict with each other, her friends and father fight for their survival as they try to stick to the fringes of the demonic world they live in.Hopefully this is the start to a really original trilogy, because this first book was filled with new ideas on the mythos of angels and demons. I love the concept of Dukes on earth, the guardian angels, and the Nephilim. Anna¿s character grows through the story, from a narrow minded girl who sees everything in black and white to someone fighting for survival and coloring everything she thought she knew in grey.My biggest critique of the book, which almost knocked it down to rank, was the love triangle. To be fair, it¿s not completely a love triangle. More of a love-and-companionship-with-potential triangle. Without question it was unnecessary and distracting. We have the ¿if I¿d only met you first¿ cliché, as well as a number of others that detract from the originality of Sweet Evil. And this was a very original book. Unfortunately, that allows for a bit of info-dumping in conversations Anna has, but it¿s worked in well and not nearly as bad as I expected.Notable Scene:¿Let¿s see. Okay. Basic Demonology 101. How does a demon get into a body?¿¿Well, it¿s difficult for two healthy souls to possess a body at once. A human soul can¿t simply be shoved out of the way. I¿m sure you¿ve watched movies about exorcisms?¿¿Heard of them, but never seen any.¿¿Those stories are examples of possessions gone bad, usually some dissatisfied spirit whisperer who wants to stir up trouble. The demon soul and human should fight over the body and the body wears down. It can get gory. Most often it ends in death.¿What a horrible way to go.¿Demons and angels both have free will, but rules still apply. Demons have been forbidden to physically harm humans, and that includes possessions. You with me so far?¿ I nodded, and he went on. ¿Dukes spend a lot of their time in hospitals and emergency rooms while they¿re searching out a new body in their spirit form. When people are close to death and lose the will to live, the souls are jus
AmberFIB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sweet Evil is an emotional roller coaster that you won't want to end. In the overcrowded fallen angel genre, Sweet Evil is unique and stands out from the rest. The plot is intriguing, the characters are complex, the descriptions are perfect, the world-building is fantastic, the dialogue is natural, and her writing is terrific. Higgins is a strong new voice in YA literature, and I cannot wait to read the sequel to this book. Somehow Higgins managed to come up with a fallen angel story that had not been told before. I have read a lot of fallen angel books because it's one of my favorite genres, and I have never read about a world quite like this one. The different demon Dukes of all of the sins was a nice touch, and the nephilim, children of the Dukes who were forced into a life of servitude of committing their fathers' sins of choice, was intriguing. However, nothing in the Sweet Evil world is that clear cut. Some of the Dukes aren't too terrible while others are horrifyingly awful. Some of the nephs (what the nephilim called themselves) do not want to commit sins, and some relish in the acts. Also, some of the "good" angels break rules. Anna is living proof of that. She's half angel and half demon, and her character is the embodiment of good versus evil. She feels the pull toward her sin, but she does not want to commit it. Higgins shows that nephs, angels, and demons, like humanity, are not all good or all bad. With the story being told from Anna's first person POV, it is easy to see how complicated this world is because Anna always sees the good in everyone. If there is any good there at all, she'll find it. Anna is a terrific narrator, and she has a strong voice. She is a trustworthy narrator, and even though she is a goody goody, her story is not boring. Her take on the world is refreshing. She's strong, intelligent, and capable. She was able to teach herself everything about being a neph even before she knew what she was or what to do with her extra abilities. She does not mope, and she is very self-aware. It was nice to read from her perspective. She's no Bella Swan, that's for sure. Kaidan is probably my favorite character, and he is the most complex. He has done some terrible things because he is a neph, but I still couldn't help but feel for him. He is good deep down, but he's also a survivor. To be a survivor in the world of the neph, it appears that one has to go against his nature and commit atrocious acts to keep his father happy. Kaidan is a strong leading male character, though, and it's obvious that he always tries to do what he thinks is best. He makes some dumb decisions, and I wanted to smack him a few times, but I could always see where he was coming from. He's extremely interesting because of his conflicting personality, and I really hope to see more of him in the sequel. The secondary characters, including Patti (Anna's adopted mom) are all unique, realistic, and identifiable. I didn't like most of the Dukes, but I wasn't supposed to. However, it was easy to keep everyone straight. Each person has his or her own personality and quirks, but none of these quirks were overly pronounced. They all made sense and fit well into the story and the characters. The dialogue was strong, and each character's voice was easy to distinguish. Even though the majority of the characters are British and Southern, the dialect wasn't flooded with colloquial words and phonetically spelled dialogue. However, I could still hear the accents in my head. That is how dialogue is supposed to be done. It really annoys me when authors do phonetic spellings of accents. It ruins the entire story for me, so I'm glad that Higgins avoided that common pitfall. The descriptions of places and people were perfect. I never had to wonder what anything or anyone looked like, but Higgins left enough out that I was also able to use my imagination. The world-building was also spot-on. There weren't any info dumps, and even though most of the informati
alaiel.kreuz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From the beginning when I found the blurb of the book in Goodreads I thought "Hey, this book looks totally awesome. I'm gonna have to read it!" And then I pre-ordered it right away. Reasons? Well, first we have the cover. Have you seen it?! Her red dress is gorgeous, she is a beauty all by herself but surrounded by that wicked forest and the cool shadow of that totally hot guy while the whole covers exudes this "embrace-me right-now-and-surrender" vibe is just too much.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?Personal opinion: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.
sszkutak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Background: Anna is a teenage girl who has the ability to see other peoples emotions, which she has come to terms with, since her adoptive mother claims not to know much about them. While attending a concert with her best friend, Anna meets hot drummer who has a very interesting aura, and who asks her some strange questions about her background. A story of good versus evil and light versus dark, Anna must choose where she will stand.Review: Um wow! Read this. Higgins does a wonderful job pulling in her reader, starting off a little slow but building up the pace. Anna slowly learns about her heritage which has to do with angels and demons, and then she meets Kaiden (hottie!). The book is a whirlwind of questions, half-assed answers, lust, love, and good vs. evil. I have read quite a few books about Angels recently, and Higgins has been the best so far, she put a whole new spin on the Nephilium and how they can and cannot interact with humans. The characters are strong willed, witty and altogether fun.I had a great time reading this and could not put it down. Highly recommended for lovers of teen romance, series, angels, demons, and road trips ;)
novelgoddess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
GoodReads Synopsis: What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.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 will-power 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 Thoughts: In the prologue, a baby girl is born as her mother lies dying from the childbirth. As the baby is handed to a man we assume is the father, the police break in and arrest him for murder. If you could walk away from this book, after reading that, then you are a much stronger person than I. I was totally and completely hooked¿and it only got better from there! This book is a new favorite I foresee reading many more times.Anna really has no idea what she is until she meets the drummer of a band. Anna knows she has some pretty interesting sensory skills, but she¿s never advertised them nor wondered what the deal was until she meets Kaidan.Poor Anna has a lot to learn and digest in an amazingly short time and her life depends on it. This was great story that covered a lot of ground. There was the mystery of what Anna is. Lots of chemistry between Anna and Kaiden that can never go anywhere. Lots of side stories with Kaiden¿s friends. And the gift for Anna from the nun who she was placed with at birth.Higgins creates a very imaginative world with an interesting take on demons and angels. We are left with lots of unanswered questions and a couple of cliffhangers, so there has to be another book in the works. I will be waiting with baited breath to see where (Cali maybe???) we go from here!!!
peptastic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sweet Evil was okay.It had an interesting concept but it was too vanilla for a fallen angel book. Convincing people to take drugs and have sex isn't end of the world condemn people to hell stuff. I'm a goody-goody whose never done drugs and have only drank alcohol twice in my life and I wasn't clutching my pearls over this.If the book had focuses on more slippery slopes covered in the show Supernatural it could've been really awesome.The pros-Anna was a sweet girl. She was compassionate and forgiving not preachy. If she'd been preachy about the perils of underage sex this would've ruined the book. I bought her struggles over drug addiction and fear. I got that as a person whose stayed away from illegal substances. I know I have the addiction gene. But that's a personal demon. I didn't get how it would be ruin anyone else's life.The same went for Kaiden Rowe. Girls date and sleep with guys and hopefully get over it. Unless this is the French film Lace they do. I felt sorry for the nephs for having what appears to be limited life choices.Cons - She never actually flirted with the dark side. She pretended to with safe guidance from her dad. By the time the book got around to her going back to school and confronting Scott slipping her drugs I'd forgotten all about it. Standing up to date rapists is the stuff of lifetime movies. Not angels and demons stuff.The message of this seemed to be make the wrong choice and your life is over. Depressing. Girls and guys both pick the wrong person to date. People deceive people on purpose but it's not the end of the world.The stakes just weren't high enough.As I mentioned in the beginning of my review I am a fan of the show Supernatural which also used the concept of "meat suits".How icky her mom and dad used a body of a drug addict girl to have her thus killing the poor girl.This is that slippery slope stuff that might have added some stakes there.How about letting someone down? Sweet Evil was just too safe.
jennrenae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One word. Amazing. Another word. Captivating. An even better word. Seductive. I was completely swept away by Sweet Evil--which is great because it's another book I can reread, but it sucks becauseI have to wait an entire year for the next one to come out! Grrrr. I absolutely love Wendy Higgins characters. They're original and fun, dark and sexy. Even though some people have complained that her Nephilim are the same old, same old, I completely disagree. I thought her idea of the Neph was completely original; I mean, in most books, the Neph are good--fighters of evil. But in Wendy Higgins book, they are the sowers of discord and chaos. I really enjoyed a different look at the children of angels. And the guys are to die for! Kaiden (pronounced Ky-den...even sounds sexy) is the son of the Demon of Lust. That one statement should tell you that this book is full of amazing romance---whether its real or fake! I won't say much because I don't want to spoil it, but I fell for Kaiden, and I am positive you will too!!! I really enjoyed Anna, too. She is the heroine of the book, the daughter of an angel and a demon. I really felt for her as she struggled to decide which nature to follow--her pure or sinful nature. And, it wasn't like she just snapped her fingers and said, "Oh I'm good and I can resist all temptation." She falls for temptation over and over again, which is real. I enjoyed seeing her grow, andI still enjoy seeing her struggle with her feelings for Kaiden. Overall, this is a MUST READ. One of the best books of 2012--I'm predicting!