Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
The Sweet Trilogy, Book 1

Description taken from Goodreads):
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?

While this book is about angels and demons, good and evil, it's more along the lines of following a girl who's figuring out who she is and falling in the love with the noticeable bad guy we all like to think is good.  And honestly?  I loved this book.

Anna has always known she's a little different than others considering she can read others' emotions and has super strong senses.  She's never been the bad girl, always the good girl who tells the truth and tries to always be good.  But then she meets the dangerous Kaidan Rowe who immediately seems different from everyone else, and he just has that sexy, bad guy appeal that draws all girls to him.  But Anna also finds that she's not only drawn to him, she's also drawn to drugs and alcohol, something she's never had to deal with before.  As the story begins to unfold, Anna has to face her heritage along with who she ultimately wants to be in this life.

I will admit, I don't do well with angel books.  It's hard to not come off as preachy.  But this book, while it does have to explain the whole angels and demons thing, never comes off as preachy, even with 'good-girl' Anna.  And I must admit, I was in love with Kaidan instantly.  The plot was awesome, the characters were awesome, it was just awesome.  This book kept me up most nights reading, and I had to buy the second one immediately afterwards.  Now I'm debating when to read it (try to wait a little to get closer to the third one coming out or read it immediately? tough choice).

If the idea of angels and demons doesn't scare you off, pick this one up.  Who am I kidding?  If you have any inkling to the paranormal world, pick this one up.  I don't think you'll be sorry you did.

Challenges:  Paranormal Reading Challenge and TBR Reading Challenge

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