Release Date: May 1st 2012
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Where to Buy: Fishpond | Booktopia | Dymocks
More Info: Goodreads
Cover:Summary 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 Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. 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?
AMAZING! The models in the cover are similar to how I imagined Anna and Kaidan look like! The girl's red dress is so pretty and I love the foggy effect in the cover.
What is sweet can also be evil...
From the moment I saw the cover, I knew I had to read Sweet Evil. I have always been a big fan of book about angels and knowing that Sweet Evil is about angels convinced me that I need to read this book! And boy oh boy was the book a sweet and evil read at the same time.
Angels are common in YA novels. So is Sweet Evil any different? Oh yes, I can tell you that. The concept of angels in this book is different and quite unique. A fallen angel woman will always die if she gives birth to a child and fallen angels have different jobs of tempting others to sin. The story plot is great, although it was quite predictable. I love the concept of the difficulty of resisting temptation. The romance was absolutely amazing! It was steamy, and I just can't get enough. The ending was okay and I definitely did not see it coming. It made me feel a little annoyed but I still can't wait for the sequel!
Unfortunately, I was not able to connect with Anna. Throughout the book, I was often frustrated with her actions. I liked Anna in the beginning and understood her pull towards being a 'bad' girl instead a 'good' girl. When she met Kaidan Rowe, I still understood her attraction towards him. When Kaidan rejected her, she always kept trying hard to make him like her and I was annoyed with that. Kaidan's rejections were not only once, but several times and Anna still tried to convince Kaidan that they both can have a relationship. She did try to ignore her feelings for Kaidan but it was only once or twice before she decided to try and convince Kaidan again. While persistence is sometimes good, I don't think it's good in Anna's case. Although, I do think Anna is still a great character overall.
Kaidan Rowe, you bloody amazing guy! I never thought in a million years that you have a British accent. That's a total win for me! I love how you are a drummer and even though I was sometimes annoyed with how you tempt Anna and then reject her, I still love you!
I did enjoy reading about the other fallen angels in the book, particularly Anna and Kaidan's father. Patti, Anna's adoptive mother was lovely and was really protective of Anna.
Can you resist the temptation to evil? Sweet Evil is a great addition to the world of paranormal with a new and different concept of angels. Even though I didn't quite liked Anna, I loved Kaidan and the story plot was enjoyable. Kaidan is the boy your daddy warned you about, and I'm warning you to be prepared to swoon for him!
|4 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Sweet Evil!|
Thank you Harper Collins Australia for the review copy!
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