Monday, July 1, 2013

Book Review: Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by: Wendy Higgins

Release Date: April 30, 2013
from Harper TEEN
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"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?"


My Thoughts:

Why I didn’t gobble this book up the moment it released is beyond me! I absolutely love the world Wendy Higgins has created. Her take on angels and demons is different and intriguing and just plain old good. Also, we cannot forget the wonderfulness that is Kaidan Rowe!

The Anna in Sweet Peril is very different from the Anna we met in Sweet Evil. Working as a Neph has hardened her and made her a bit more cynical. However, she is still the good person we first met underneath it all. I really liked the Anna we got to see in this one. She was a bit tougher and capable of taking care of herself. She is done sitting by and just letting things happen to her, she is ready to make things happen herself.

Of course I have to mention Kai. He was somehow even more swoon worthy in this book. I really didn’t think that was possible, but he kicked it up a notch. He is still his mysterious bad boy self, but we also get to see a sweeter side of him in this one. I loved watching his layers slowly peel away.

Another character we get to see a lot more of is Kope. I like Kope, but I’m not gonna lie, his presence aggravated me at times. Probably because when he was around, it usually meant that Kai wasn’t. Speaking of that, my one complaint centers around this. There is a severe lack of Kai in this book. It takes about 200 pages for him to show up and be a real presence in the book. I know I shouldn’t center the whole book around when the love interest is gonna show up, but I just feel like Kai’s character brings so much to the story. However, once he did show up he really made up for his absence. I loved the last portion when Kai was around.

The plot in Sweet Peril really sets us up for the showdown we all know is coming in the next book. However, it didn’t suffer from middle book syndrome. This story stands on its own and has its own arc. Also, just like with Sweet Evil, the writing in Sweet Peril was great. Wendy knows how to grab the readers attention and make it impossible for them to stop reading until they have reached the end. I know I stayed up until a ridiculous hour just to finish it. That is what I get for starting a book at 10pm. I just never expected it to be so impossible to stop reading. 

Sweet Peril was a great addition to the Sweet Trilogy and was totally worth the wait. I am so glad we were able to experience more of this wonderful series and I am eagerly anticipating its conclusion.

4 comments:

  1. Considering that I still haven't read the first book in this series I can call my self a bad reader! I'm glad you enjoyed this book! :) Great review :)

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  2. I loved this one!! So happy you finally got to it and just loved it as well! :D I also have to agree with you that Kope did get a bit aggravating at times. Oh Kai!! :D

    This book didn't have that middle book feeling to it! Like that you mentioned that!

    Great review, Teresa!

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  3. I really enjoyed Sweet Evil, but just have really stopped reading YA Paranormal. Hopefully I'll change my preferences eventually and will devour Sweet Peril. I'm glad you enjoyed!

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  4. Kai sounds amazing! I need to start this series soon

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