by Wendy Higgins
Let me start out by saying this book might not be appropriate for younger YA readers as it touches on the topics of alcohol, drugs, and sex. Now that I have said that I will also say that I completely enjoyed this book. It caught my attention and imagination from beginning. Wendy Higgins built a wonderful world of angels and demons and I’m glad I entered it.
Anna Whitt is this goody-two-shoe, slightly shy heroine, who can sense other people’s feelings and see the colors of their emotions. That begins to change when she goes to a concert and meets the band’s drummer, Kaidan Rowe. He’s an English accented, rude, cocky, handsome half demon and Anna knows Kaidan is different, different like her. He tells her that they are the children of fallen angles – demons basically, who are forced to work for their fathers who are the “Dukes” of sins. Anna’s father is the Duke of Substance Abuse (that’s a new one in my book) while Kaidan’s father is the Duke of Lust (I know of this one.) While on a road trip to meet her father and the nun responsible for her adoption, Anna begins to learn about this new world she now lives in, one that angles and demons share with her. The trip has her testing her good girl nature by the sexy and mysterious, Kaidan, who she can’t seem to resist.
Anna character was a little bit …well ,wimpy for my tastes, at least in the beginning, but she certainly grew on me as she became tougher towards the end of the story. Kaidan, at times, is a jerk but he does have this sweet side that Anna gets to see. The other characters in the story, Anna’s adoptive mom, her best friend, the other Dukes and their children are written wonderfully.
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