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March 27, 2012

Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil
By Wendy Higgins
Paperback, 1st Edition, 464 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012
By HarperTeen

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

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 will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

This book was fantastic! It wasn’t what I expected at all, and I mean this in a good way. I loved it!

The characters to me are what made this book so great. I loved each and every single one of them. You have your main character, Anna, who knows that she has special abilities, but doesn’t exactly understand them or know why she even has them. As she tries to understand what is happening to her and who she really is, she meets Kaiden. He seems to have all the answers. Their relationship was so much fun to read. At first Anna finds him so attractive, and then the next she couldn’t stand him. Kaiden was very blunt with Anna. He didn’t pretend to be someone else and didn’t sugar coat anything. How could you not fall for him? I really thought after their first meeting that the story would jump into an insta-love and I would really be annoyed by Kaiden and Anna’s relationship, but it was far from it.

Later in the story you meet four other characters who are just like Kaiden and Anna. I thought it would be a little hard to keep up with all the new characters, but it really wasn’t. Higgins did such a good job bringing each individual character to life. She also has a way with words when it comes to descriptions. I was easily able to picture certain parts of the book and get a feel for every emotion Anna experienced. I cannot forget about Anna’s father. As a huge romance junkie, I would love to read a story about him and his love for Anna’s mother.

I really, really, really enjoyed this book. I jumped into it expecting it to go in so many different ways, and was taken by surprise by everything. The story Higgins delivers is so refreshing and unique, it was exactly what I needed! I really hope there is a sequel.

4.5 out of 5 Stars!


  1. This sounds fantastic! I'm a huge character oriented reader so I know I will love this! Great review chicka!!

  2. Yay! Characters are the most important thing for me, so I'm glad Sweet Evil delivers! Can't wait to read, and amazing review! :)

    1. Jana, I loved each character. And let me tell you, I am not big on to many characters in ONE book, but in Sweet Evil, I LOVED IT! lol

  3. Sounds like Kaiden and Anna really make the book. The cover initially drew me to SWEET EVIL, but it's definitely going on my wishlist!

    1. Lillie, you have to tell me what you think of it when you read it.

  4. I'm reading this next. Hoping I enjoy it as much as you did, lol.

  5. I am dying to read Sweet Evil and I especially can't wait to meet Kaiden. He is definitely the type that I so fall for in books. Even more awesome is the book is released on my birthday so yay lol!!!

  6. Great review Dee! Must make time to read this one.

  7. I'm so glad to read that you loved this one! I love great characters and this book definitely shot up on my wishlist.

  8. This sounds like my kind of book. I love a good love/hate relationship. It's always fun to read. It's definitely on my TBR list. Will get to it soon. Then we can chat in detail. Great Review Dee!

  9. I loved this book! Kaidan rocks! I can't wait to see what happens next!


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