May 1, 2013

{Review} Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Wendy Higgins
Pages: 384
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: eBook
Source: Barnes & Noble
Age Group: Young Adult/ Upper YA
Sweet PerilDate Published: April 30, 2013

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?

Holy Hell Weasel. This. Book. Was. So. Hot. *fans self* I mean the beginning wasn't the best because Kaidan wasn't in it, but then he was and *hyperventilating* I think I am in love. The whole romance thing hooked me in, even if the beginning bored me a little bit (But only because I was all Where is my Kai?). 

So Anna's built up her party girl rep, because the whisperers are following her everywhere and she's gotta fake it 'til she makes it, you know? She hotted herself up, kept her hair blonde though, and invented her own specialty drink. She's really upset over the whole Kaiden leaving thing from the end of Sweet Evil, and she needed something to occupy her time so she learned how to fight and that's so cool. I love it when heroines learn how to fight and can take care of themselves. Strong female characters for the win. (There's this one scene where she takes Kai down just because and it's awesome

So, Anna and Kope end up going all over the world to meet other Nephs who aren't loyal to their Dukes (you'll find out why when you read the book). And eventually Anna gets to go to LA and she sees Kaiden and romance. He's so sexy. Drummers are hot. Kaidan Rowe is hot. So hot. There's this one scene in his laundry room and if you've read the book you'll totally know what I'm talking about and ahhhh

It's not just the make out scenes that made me totally head over heals for Kaidan (though, come on, they were part of it). He's so incredibly thoughtful. All he wants is to be worthy of Anna and he works so hard to be, but he still feels like a failure, even though he's this gorgeous cocky guy. He's romantic, and gets super jealous of other guys. And he's a musician and the song his band wrote in the beginning of the book? So catchy. And amazingly wonderful. I may have sung it a couple times now He's just brilliant. And British. British is hot too. Basically he's just super hot and wonderful and *sigh*.

My one complaint about the book is the pacing and the fact that I couldn't bring myself to really care about it at the beginning. The main reason I kept reading was because I knew that Kai had to come in somewhere. I do appreciate that Anna had time to develop into her own Neph without Kaidan around, though.

And I do not get any romance between Anna and Kopano. I didn't get it at the end of Sweet Evil and I don't get it now. They just don't go together at all or know each other super well and I just so confuzzled about them. I dunno. But it all works out okay for me in the end because Kaiden.

So, I can't give this book 5 staches for Kaiden alone (though he does get 5 staches for being amazing). I'm gonna say 4.5 staches and round it down to 4 for the sake of the stache picture. This series is addicting and I suggest reading it now, despite the problems it has. (The first book is really good). I read it all in one sitting if that's enough endorsement for you!

And I feel like this song kinda goes with the book (also I just love it a lot- it's the song from that Epic movie commercial, by my favorite band in the whole wide world).

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  1. Can't wait to read this and get to see more of Kaidan<3 Love your review!

  2. Ooow, this sounds so good. I haven't read it yet, but Kaidan sounds very interesting. Great review!

  3. Crap, I keep forgetting I have to get the sequel to Sweet Evil! I miss Kaidan soo much <3 :'( Oh, yeah! I didn't like what started happening between Anna and Kopano at the end of Sweet Evil, either. Wait, was it slow-paced or...?

    Ana @ Characterized Book Reviews

  4. Great review! I did not really like Sweet Evil, but now I guess I will give the sequel a try:)

  5. I absolutely loved this book and will be counting down the days until the last book is released. In fact, I will probably be pre-ordering it as soon as I see it on Amazon.
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