Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweet Evil

Sweet EvilSweet Evil
Author: Wendy Higgins
Older YA Book
(Amy’s Review)

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 to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

I really liked this story about Angels and Demons.  The main focus on the story is with Anna, a half angel/half demon human.  Anna is the only one of her kind which makes her dangerous.  Raised by her adopted mother, Anna has gifts that she has no idea what to do with.  She can see people’s auras and feel their emotions.  When Anna meets Kaidan, she feels this strong pull for him.  Anna doesn’t realize that Kaidan is dangerous, and it is forbidden for her to be with him.  Kaidan is a half demon who feeds off of lust, but feels compelled to help Anna figure out where she came from.  Anna faces so much heart break from Kaidan that you feel for her.  Being only 17, she is put in situations even adults wouldn’t be able to handle.  This book pulls so many emotions from you; it’s happy, sad, funny and exciting and even a bit steamy.  The story really focuses on the relationship with Anna and Kaidan, which will break your heart.  There’s some action at the end, so it helps you understand the struggles that are to come for Anna, but leaves you with so many questions.  This is Wendy’s first book, I am very impressed.  It was very well written and the idea for the story is intriguing.  She was able to write a story about Angels, Demons, Lucifer and God without it being overwhelming with religion.  Her scene and character descriptions make you feel like you right there with the characters.  It makes you want to know more about them.   I hope other readers enjoy this book as much as I did.
Rating 4 out of 5 

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