Review: Sweet Evil

Sweet EvilTitle: Sweet Evil (book 1)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository
Synopsis:
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?

Wendy Higgins introduces a whole new take on the stories of angels and demons in this spectacular story packed with suspense and romance, topped with great characters and a completely unique and original plot. And she does it brilliantly –  don’t be surprised when you find yourself plucked from reality, and become immersed within this beautifully written novel.

We see Anna Whitt, a sweet, kind teen who is anything but normal as she struggles with her ability to sense other people’s emotions and learns the true, terrifying reason behind this. It is only when Anna meets Kaidan and realises that he is like her, that she begins to unravel the truth about who she is. Her father was a fallen angel – a Duke. And she is a nephilim, and in this world, being a nephilim is not so good.

I loved the idea of the Dukes, and the Nephilim who have to carry out their sins to stay alive. It was completely unheard of – I have read a lot of books with angels and fallen angels, but none of them were like this. Sweet Evil is by far the best of them I have read yet, and the plot is well developed and perfectly paced, so it keeps you hooked from start to finish.

There is a very interesting cast of well developed characters within the book, and they’re all so completely different from one another that it never gets boring. Anna is incredibly strong, and develops throughout to become stronger as she is forced to deal with the news that she’s been given about herself, and what she will have to do as a result. And Kaidan – I could go on for HOURS about Kaidan. Wendy Higgins did an amazing job creating such a perfect, perfect character as Kaidan Rowe.

Rating: Sweet Evil was a fantastic opening to a spectacular trilogy. ★★★★★

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