Happy Friday! Today I have a phenomenal book for you. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins was another book on my TBR list that I finally got to. This is a great Young Adult Paranormal. I fell in love with the creative story and the characters. This is definitely one you will want to get your hands on. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.
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?
Anna has always experienced things that others couldn’t. She could see auras and most recently since her birthday she has been able to see clouds floating around people. It isn’t until she meets a very hot drummer names Kaiden that things become a bit clearer. It is only after their second meeting that Kaiden begins to reveal what they both are. They are children of demons here on Earth. Each of the children of demons have the affliction of the demon. Such as, Kaiden is the son of the demon of Lust and he is charged with getting people to have lusty feeling and having sex, usually with him. Anna, is the daughter of the Demon of Substance Abuse, and she is attracted to drugs and alcohol and must get people to use them. The problem is that Anna has a conscience regarding this. After finally meeting her father she learns that she is also part Guardian Angel. With this knowledge, Anna must make a choice. Will she follow the path toward darkness or stay in the light? Its not as easy as it sounds since the demon world now knows about her. She must keep the truth about her secret and her growing attraction to the Son of the Demon of Lust under wraps or she will get her and all she loves killed.
I adored this first book in the series. Anna is truly a great character. With her little bit of angel and demon it almost made her human. I think everyone could relate on one level or another about the pull to do something bad and had remorse about it. Kaiden was also a great character that brought a lot of depth to the story. Also, who wouldn’t fall for the hot as sin drummer. This is a teenage girl after all :). The story itself was quite inventive and unique. It really meshed the real world with that of angels and demons. It truly felt like this could be real. This book really set up the world and setting for this trilogy. It let us meet characters that will be important in the future and allows the reader to bond with all of them. Wendy Higgins is a gem of a writer and this is one series that I know will stay with me for a long time to come.