Book Review – “Sweet Peril” by Wendy Higgins – slow 2nd book that sets up for a big finale

sweet peril

Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 2 of 3 of Sweet trilogy
Rating: 14+ for sensual content, theme
Genre: Young Adult
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In the 2nd book in the series, Anna comes to grips with her job as the one to end this war with the Nephilim and the dukes as her father tries and get allies so that they can wage war.

The story is slow to begin but has quite and interesting ending. Not to spoil anything, but the ending was quite surprising but fitting for what is going on in the story. War is ugly and the story shows that anything can happen in war.

The climax to Anna and Kaiden’s relationship finally happens in this book as both characters finally come to grips with their feelings for one another and do something about it. There is a lot of build up in the book and there will be a time when you get annoyed with Anna because she basically becomes obsessed with Kaiden. While this may sound bad, it’s not. Higgins really captures that feeling of how a 17 year old would feel about their first love and especially one that never really ended.

I didn’t like the fact that Patti and Anna’s two friends basically are nonexistent in the story. You get some mentions of the characters, but they are basically not in the book at all. It’s sad to not see this characters anymore because they were such a big part of Anna’s life. I know it was probably done in the interest of keeping the story in tact but it would have been nice to see them every once in a while.

While overall the book is slow, it does certainly set up to what’s going to be an exciting final book in the trilogy. So when reading this book just keep that in mind.

Rating: C+

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Sweet Peril

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Sweet Reckoning

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