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
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15768191-sweet-peril

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 Evil

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Sweet Reckoning

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Book Review – “Sweet Evil” by Wendy Higgins – a good start for a potentially good series

sweet evil

Format: ebook, paperback

Series: book of 1 of 3 of Sweet trilogy

Rating: 14+ for language, sensual content

Genre: Young Adult

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11808950-sweet-evil

In this new series, we follow 16 year old Anna who meets Kaiden (the drummer of a local band) and finds that he holds the answers to the questions that she’s had since she was born. She dives into the world of demons, angels, and Nephilim and quickly sees that she is caught in the crossfire as she is tugged to be good and bad.

Like with many new stories, it is a bit slow to start at the beginning, but it picks up in the middle and doesn’t slow down until the end. The plot is very interesting and Higgins does a great job at explaining the world of Demons and how Dukes work with the seven deadly sins. I like the analogies with religion and God and how it entwines with the story.

I had some problems with Anna’s character. She is a little too trusting for my taste. The second that she meets Kaiden she’s not only attracted to him, but trusts him completely. Considering that he’s working for the demons, you would think she would have been more skeptical. And when she meets her father in prison instead of being angry for not having in her life for 16 years, she just loves him immediately and trusts him blindly.

Also, I didn’t like the fact that once Anna learned about her past, Jay and Veronica basically become nonexistent. They are in a few scenes throughout the rest of the book, but it felt forced. You would think that they would hang out more or that Jay and Veronica would be questioning why Anna is changing so drastically so suddenly.

And of course what would a book about an imminent war be without a little bit of romance. Kaiden (who is the son of Lust ironically enough) falls for Anna and it’s hard for him to admit it because of who is father is. It’s that classic forbidden romance that you can’t help but root for because as much as you don’t want to like Kaiden, you can’t help but love him.

This is a great start to a new series that will have you wondering what is going to happen from moment to moment. It’s got a few bumps that need to get ironed out, but if Higgins can do this in the next two books, this could be the makings of a beautiful series.

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Sweet Evil

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Sweet Peril

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Sweet Reckoning

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