Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins | Review

Title: Sweet Peril
Author: Wendy Higgins
Pages: 371
Publisher: HarperTeen
Goodreads rating: 4.38 stars
Published: April 30, 2013
Source: Paperback/Bought


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?

Sweet Evil won me over.  And Sweet Peril picked up with stealing me away into this awesome, unique world that Wendy Higgins has created.  These books are addictive in the way of pretty much anything written by Jennifer L Armentrout.  In fact, I would think it's safe to say that these do for Nephilim what the Lux Series did for aliens.  Hot dang!  ::swoon::

This story follows Anna, but now she has to play the part of the daughter of the Duke of Substance Abuse.  She's being watched by demon whisperers, who want to cause mayhem and see humans fall and sin, which is what good little Nephs should want, too.  You watch her struggle as the angel in her doesn't' want to lead people to party and drink, and the little devil in her that occasionally gives in and says "yes!".  The beauty about Anna is she listens to the angel side more than the devil.

The snippet at the vary beginning of the book gives a glimpse at Neph history, and a little into some of the Dukes and the way they run things {and how heartless they really are, as well as some of the Nephs}.  Wendy Higgins is the master at writing characters as soulless {pretty much all the Dukes} and the most kind, caring, considerate people {Patti and Anna}, not to mention those who are tormented {Kaidan, I'm looking at you}.  It amazes me how effortlessly the writing flows from the various characters and the emotions I saw in them while reading.

Wendy Higgins is offically one of my Auto-Buy Authors now.  I can't wait to see what happens with Kaidan and Anna in the third {and final ::sobs::} installment of the Sweet Trilogy. 

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