Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins | Review

Title: Sweet Reckoning
Author: Wendy Higgins
Pages: 464
Publisher: HarperTeen
Goodreads rating: 4.54 stars
Published: April 29, 2014
Source: Paperback/Bought


It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

This trilogy had me hooked from the first chapter of the first book.  It was seriously that good, and Sweet Reckoning did not disappoint! If you haven't picked these up yet, I would suggest it (especially if you're a fan of Jennifer L Armentrout's Lux series).

Sweet Reckoning picks up right where Sweet Peril left off, and the pace Higgins has set is fast. There is no part that feels slow or irrelevant. Every single word is important to the story and plot, and is written is such a way to hook the reader. I'll admit, I had a difficult time putting this down when D woke up from his naps!

Anna is the same beautiful character I loved at the beginning of Sweet Evil, only stronger and more sure of herself. And I absolutely love how Higgins brings in Anna's faith into this final chapter of the Sweet Trilogy and everything it means to all of the Nephs (but without being preachy... This isn't Christian fiction, so I honestly didn't expect as much spiritual references, but it was pretty refreshing to see). Two words sum up Anna in this book: warrior woman. 

And Kaidan... Still just as swoon worthy as ever, even more so as you see his bond with Anna strengthen and mature. What's more swoony than a man so in love with his woman that he would do anything for her? And I mean anything. Yeah, kinda hard not to get all swoony over him and his relationship with Anna. 

Wendy Higgins has concluded this trilogy wonderfully. Her characters have grown and really stand on their own. Out of all the conclusions I've read for various trilogies and series lately, this one is one of my favorites. It's has love, betrayal, heartbreak, life, death, angels, demons and even an earthquake. And it just goes to show that the most powerful weapon one can have on their side is love. 

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