Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
The Sweet Trilogy, Book 2

Description (taken from Goodreads):
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. 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. Her life has never looked more bleak. 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 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 their life?

What is it about English accents that make girls swoon?  I mean, it's not just hearing them, imagining them still makes you swoon.  Reading about a hot guy in a book who has an English accent makes him ten times hotter.  Why is that?  I don't know if I'll ever know.  But when I go to England one day, I'm bringing a tape recorder with me.

What does the above have to do with this book?  Kaidan has an English accent, and I'm giving you my reasoning as to why he's hot (yes, I'm shallow).  The second half of this book was much more enjoyable than the first half because it had more Kaidan instead of just fleeting glimpses of him.

Anna, who's been surviving under the dukes' radar by partying a lot, gets an unexpected visit from someone.  And with this visit comes hope that not everything is doomed.  Anna has to find as many allies among the Nephilim as she can before all Hell breaks loose.  Along the way, we'll learn more about Kope, new characters that get introduced, and experience a little more heartache.

Honestly, my only problem with this book is it's the filler between the beginning and the amazing slam-dunk end (well the ending better be amazing).  It's more of setting up your defenses and preparing for the final battle.  And these things take time, in fact they take a lot of time.  This book expands over a year's worth of time, and it doesn't seem like much happens.  Except for relationships budding ,blooming, and growing.  The dukes continue to toy with the Nephilim.  And fantasies collide with reality, and we find reality can be a kind of scary place sometimes.  Who am I kidding?  I loved this book even though it's the middle man.

One of my favorite angel series.  And now I have to wait seven months for the final book.  Ugh...

Challenges:  Paranormal Reading Challenge

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