Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book Review: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Pages: 371
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pub. Date: April 30, 2013
Series: Sweet Evil (#1)
Source: Personal Copy
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads says, "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?"
Anna Whitt comes to learn something important. She will be leading the Nephilim army in order to get rid of demons forever.  This is a huge undertaking, but with the help of her father, her friends, and a few allies, Anna finds herself embarking on this enormous task.  Unfortunately Anna is being watched by demon whispers who want to make sure that she's "working" and corrupting souls with the temptation of alcohol and drugs.  She pretends to work so they get off her back, which in turn gives her the reputation of being a party girl at school.  Her father, Belial, sends her to recruit allies from all over the globe so they can build an army against the other Dukes.  Thankfully, she gets help from her longtime friend and fellow Neph, Kopano.  Even though Anna has all of this going on, she can't stop thinking about Kaidan and her feelings for him.  In Sweet Peril, the second book in Wendy Higgins's Sweet trilogy, fans of the series won't be disappointed with this addicting tale. 

Confession: Anna sometimes drove me nuts in Sweet Evil, because she was such a goodie-two-shoes, but in Sweet Peril, she lets her guard down a bit.  I really enjoyed this and seeing the other side of Anna, although I was glad she didn't completely embrace her dark side.  Anna does "work" while at parties, but always feels badly about it and makes sure people get home safely. So, it was a nice mix of both sides of Anna.  Even though I am a fan of Kaidan, I was happy to see that she wasn't 100% focused on him in this book. She's definitely more confidant, independent, stronger, and she can defend herself a bit more in Sweet Peril.

Oh, Kaidan. Sweet Peril was steamy and he's the ultimate bad boy. He's British, a musician, charming, and extremely good looking. What's not to like? Cue all the sexual tension in Sweet Peril. This book series is definitely not for a younger YA audience (sex, drugs, underage drinking!), but with that said, if you like your bad boys, then you must check out Kaidan in the Sweet trilogy. I am a fan!

Sweet Peril does not suffer from sophomore slump and is building to the final book, Sweet Reckoning, which is going to be an epic showdown.  I like where it's heading and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the final book which comes out later this month.  If you are a fan of paranormal romance, this is one series you should definitely check out!

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