31 July, 2012

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins


Anna Whitt is anything but normal and she knows it. She can see other people’s ‘feelings’ through the colour of their aura. She feels like a freak except when she is with her friend Jason. Jason eats, breathes and lives music and also has taken Anna into his fold. Around the time for her sixteenth birthday, it is through Jason that Anna meets Kaidan – the HOT drummer with no emotions that she can see/feel. Anna realizes that Kaidan is like her and they take a road trip to go and meet Anna’s father and that is when she slowly discovers about her heritage and who she truly is.

The characters in this book are really swoon worthy. Anna is a sweet girl who had been kept in the dark for a long time by her adoptive mother. But when she finds out about herself she accepts it immediately as she had always known that something was different about her. However, she is not one of those overthinking sissy female leads who moans about how unfair her life is or over analyze every situation. She is practical and always ready to do what needs to be done. Kaidan on the other hand comes across this ‘brute’ – a rude and arrogant. But his strength and integrity of character is unquestionable. But the character I loved the most was Kopano. His strength of character is what makes him stand out in the story. Unlike other Nephs who give in to their demon father’s wishes, Kopano took the chance to stand up for what he believed. He went against his very own nature to do what was right. I love him for that.

I haven’t read about Nephilim before and my reading experience about angels is truly limited. So this book opened a new world of ideas to me – ideas that I truly liked. There were a few moments in the story that seemed like too much of a coincidence or just too convenient or a bit farfetched, still they weren’t anything major. I was able to just think that ‘this is just fiction after all’ and move on. And specifically for that, I would like to give credit to the author’s style of writing. It was so simple yet engrossing that a few bumps along the way did not matter much. Overall, I liked the plot and I am looking forward to the next part in the installment – just hoping there will be bit more action in it.


18 comments:

  1. Seems like a good book, I am sure my co-blogger would love to read it!

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  2. I've read about the Nephilim a bit but could always learn more. I think this sounds like a great read.

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  3. I'm glad you liked it. It caught my eye on Goodreads & I've been wanting to read it for awhile now.

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  4. I just can`t wait to finally get it in my mail :) I`m going to read it assoon as I get it, it sounds very interesting

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  5. I've been hearing a lot about this book lately and will definitely have to check it out myself!

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  6. Sweet Evil is one of my favorite reads this year! I picked it up not so long after it was released because I liked the cover and the synopsis :) Thanks for the review!

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  7. I love stories about angels and demons and nephilim. This book has been on my TBR list since I first heard about it. Your review made me want to bump it up on the list, but that will have to wait until my library gets a copy. I love good writing and strong, believable characters. Thanks for the review!

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  8. I love swoonworthy characters! This book has been on my list of books to read for a while now. Now after reading your review I'm even more eager to read it!

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  9. I can't wait to read this book! I've heard so many great things about it =) In fact, I haven't read a bad review yet!

    My reading experience with angels is limited as well. I think I've only read about 3 books that have angels in them!

    Thanks for the review =)

    x

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  10. thanks for your review,i had see the cover, and i like it, but before i read it, i want to know what other people thinking about this book

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  11. Believe me or not, this is the first review on this book I've read. That is because I was afraid that I could like it. Yep, I like it. I like strong characters especially main female characters.

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  12. Thanks for your review, I wasn't sure If I wanted to read this book but the idea of a strong female lead is good so maybe I'll give it a read :)

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  13. I loved this book! I agree that some things were a bit too coincidental at times, but you're right in saying that those "bumps" didn't affect my overall enjoyment of the book! I can't wait for Sweet Peril! :)

    -- Sam @ SIK Book Reviews

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  14. This book was so good! I'm ecstatic that there's going to be a sequel <3

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  15. I keep coming across this book and the title is quite catching, but until here I hadn't read anything about it. Now I know it's one that I want to read. Especially after you wrote that she doesn't whine and moan, which is really annoying in a character.

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  16. Great review.I really liked this book.It was astonishing to hear that this is the author's first book.She has done an amazing job.

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  17. This was one of my favorite books this year! Very swoon-worthy character, that son of the Duke of Lust;) Thanks for your thoughts! Glad you liked it as well!

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  18. I love stories about Nephilim. Thank you for the review of Sweet Evil, It's on my TBR list, I'm hoping to get to it soon!

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