Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review: Sweet Peril

Title:  Sweet Peril
Series:  The Sweet Trilogy #2
Author:  Wendy Higgins
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Pages:  371
Format:  Paperback
Source:  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?
My Review:  This was one of my most anticipated reads of the entire year.  I fell absolutely in love with Sweet Evil, the first book in the series, and could not wait to see where we went with this one.  I'm happy to report that Sweet Peril was just as amazing as the first!  

I was really interested to see where Anna was now that she was been introduced to this world of demons and angels.  Her entire world changed and, as a result, so did she.  It was a little sad to see how her innocence had been washed away by the harshness of her new reality but it was all very realistic.  Anna had to change to survive.  And while it was sad to see that shift, it was also very exciting.  She was really able to hold her own in this book!  It was so awesome seeing the way the other Neph reacted when this new, badass version of Anna walked up.  It was especially fun to see Kaidan's reaction!  

Speaking of Kai . . . 

Holy freaking crap, I love this guy.  I mean, I loved him in the first book but I love him after reading this one!  It was so awesome to see a different, softer side of him and I just wanted to pull him into a hug and never let go!  He's such a sweet guy and it just completely pisses me off that he's forced to do these things he doesn't want to do because of the stupid Dukes.  While I may like this teddy bear side of him, I also really adore the tougher, bad guy thing he has going, too.  I was thrilled to see these two sides of him meshing and molding together. 

The plot was pretty dark but it held onto its fun and humor.  It was interesting to see the other Nephs (ones we've met and ones we haven't.)  They all come from different parts of the world and have different things to deal with.  I really enjoyed seeing all of these very different people come together under a common goal.  It's so hard to see the way they've lived for their entire lives.  Basically being used and abused by their fathers as a means of entertainment.  I loved all of these characters and to know that they are being hurt really makes me want to kick the Dukes in the shins.  

The overall concept and story was so awesome.  I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of reading this!  I didn't want it to end.  Now that it has, I'm eagerly awaiting the third book in the series.  I need me some more Kai!  And I also really want to see what happens to Anna and the rest of the gang! 

Five Cards

1 comment:

  1. I loved Sweet Evil, the mythology was so freaking good. Though I'm not fangiring over Kai yet, but I've a feeling that is going to change in Sweet Peril. Great review, Ashtyn!


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