Cornucopia of YA ~ Review of Sweet Evil

Maid of Tarts

Review of

Sweet Evil

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.

 Here to serve, :p

The Maid of Tarts

 

Sweet Evil

Release date: May. 1, 2012 |
Genre: Young Adult
Wendy Higgins (Author)
ISBN: 0062085611 | ISBN-13: 9780062085610 |
Format: Paperback
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?

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4 Replies to “Cornucopia of YA ~ Review of Sweet Evil”

  1. It sounds like Sweet Evil has a lot of great characters though I may not connect with all.

    I like that the weather is cooler because I can spend time indoors reading and relaxing in the warmth of home.

    I’m entering from The Book Tart blog.

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