Monday, November 30, 2015

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)

Jacque's Review:

My goal for this year was to complete five series I had already started.  Now that I have finished the Vampire Academy, Harry Potter, Losing It, Project Paper Dolls and Mara Dyer series, I decided to start a few new series.  The Sweet Trilogy is one that has been on my TBR list for a while.  On the plus side, there is no waiting between books.  All three books are currently available and there is even a fourth book, which is more of a companion novel, told from Kaidan's point of view.  I honestly can't wait to read Kaidan's book, Sweet Temptation, but Wendy Higgins suggests reading it after the trilogy if you want to fully appreciate it.  

Sweet Evil is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Anna who has always known she was different.  For example...What child can remember their own birth?  She also has heightened senses, which have developed over the years.  She has been living a rather normal life with her adoptive mother, Patti, until the day she meets Kaidan, the gorgeous drummer from a local band named Lascivious.  She discovers he has similar abilities to hers and there are others like them around the world.  He begins teaching her about life as a Nephilim.  They are the children of fallen angels and their lives are not really their own.  They are expected to work for their fathers and spread evil amongst the human population.  

To complicate thing further, Anna's mother was an angel.  She is pulled not only  towards her father's vice, which is drugs and alcohol, but she is filled with good from her mother.  The majority of the book is a road trip across the country to meet Anna's father.  He is nothing like she thought he would be.  He is actually very protective of Anna compared to how the other Dukes treat their children.  

There is a strong attraction that develops between Anna and Kaidan, but they have to distance themselves from each other because of the Dukes' views of Nephilim.  They are considered to be nothing more than their father's property and could be killed if they do not live up to their expectations. 

I absolutely loved this book and can hardly wait to pick up a copy of the next book in the series.  I enjoyed how the Nephilim stuck together and tried to protect one another as best they could.  I really hope they are able to overcome their circumstances and can achieve happiness by the end of the series.

Mary's Review:

I think it's been forever since I've read a YA Paranormal book, which is strange since I use to read them all the time.

Sweet Evil has been on my to-read list...forever! I've heard so many things good about this trilogy, but you know how it is; life gets in the way. Well, anyway, back to the book...

I have a deep love for Angels and Angels story and Anna's is a bit heartbreaking. She's 16, which is a tough time anyway, and then she meets this hot guy, Kaidan. (Hello, he's a drummer in a band, which equals hot.) Their connect is a big spark in the beginning and they try hard to fight it. Wendy Higgins takes us through Anna and Kaidan traveling across the country to find Anna's father. Honestly, I wasn't so sure about dear ol' Dad, but I'm surprising wrong when he isn't a big jerk. (FYI: That's not a spoiler!)

Like Jacque said, this is a good book, and a page turner! I already but the rest of the series, and looking forward to seeing how Anna and Kaidan's relationship play out! 

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