Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jaime's Review of Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil
Wendy Higgins
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN: 0062085611
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating:  Obsessed

From Goodreads.
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Remember a while back when I said I was over Angel books? I still am but this book is a big, huge, colossal, mind blowing exception to that statement above!  I didn’t just love this book I was so crazy about it that I made everyone I know that had a copy pick it up and start reading! I may have even tweeted a small teaser to draw them in ;)

On to the book I rarely say this but if there was a book world I wanted to live in this would be one of those books and not only that, I’d want to be Anna. I really liked her she is the epitome of “the good girl” but after finding out some shocking things she learns it’s ok to let loose a bit and, she figures how to walk the line between both good and evil. She has such inner strength and conviction I loved that about her. I also loved that she isn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs and defend herself and her friends even if it means she would be hurt.

Enter the most amazing boy Kaiden Rowe I fell in love with him on page 11(I will post an excerpt from this page below) and I think Anna did too! He’s a drummer, dark hair, smoldering blue eyes, and he has an English accent. He actually reminded me of someone from my past. Kaiden is all of those things and soo much more he’s dangerous but he’s also protective and, he’s really funny he had me smiling ear to ear quite a bit. Not to mention swooning in almost every scene he was in!

The story was amazingly well written and I couldn’t get enough of it I actually took a “me” day to finish it. Now I’m not so happily waiting that long year for the next book. I don’t re-read many books but this one will definitely be one that I do and probably more than once!

So here’s my promised teaser excerpt from page 11 the page where I fell for Kaiden Rowe.

There was an intensity to the way he played, like he was unleashing his passion into the music and nothing else mattered. He was feeling it, lost in it, and he was good. A light sheen of sweat shone on his arms and face, dampening and darkening the hair at his temples.

Never before had I felt such instant physical attraction. The power if it was jarring. I’d noticed when guys had nice features, sure, but I was usually distracted by their emotions.

Now, with the drummer’s absence of an aura, I was able to watch the muscles in his biceps and forearms flex as he slammed the drumsticks down in a whirlwind of precise movement. The beat was intoxicating, bumping each nerve ending inside of me. His whole body moved fluidly, jumping with the force of the beat, his face looked focused and sure.

I looked again at the red starburst on his chest. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen. I doubted he felt lustful at that moment, with his utter concentration on the music. It was weird. The song came to an end with one last crash of the cymbals; then he twirled the drumsticks in his fingers before tucking them under his arm. Jay was cheering, along with the rest of the crowd. I stood in absolute awe.

Ok so enough with the teaser what did you think? I seriously cannot wait for you all to get your hands on a copy of Sweet Evil!!!

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  1. I love this teaser! OMG...from this point forward, anytime you tell me to drop a book and read one, I'm totally doing it!

    1. Yay! And good! I don't do that often but when I say it you know I mean it ;)

  2. Glad to hear you loved this book. Sounds like a great one. Love the teaser!

  3. Whoa sounds like an amazing read!! Grr I want it!
    And the teaser!!! Geez! Like you said, I can tell it is well written. I love musicians in books, they are so much better.

    1. They are! And Kai is the perfect guy! A little naughty and a little nice ;) ;)

    2. Actually make that a lot naughty lol

    3. hahaha! :D Even better 100% naughty with a hint of nice LOL *sigh* I want it so bad!

  4. So maybe I should follow your example and break my no Angel Books rule as well...?


    1. Yes! A huge resounding yes! You will not be disappointed :)

  5. Okay, first I KNEW you would put in a drummer quote, I just knew it!

    And I TOTALLY agree with this: She has such inner strength and conviction I loved that about her.

    Anna was so great! She was perfect but not too perfect. So non-judgmental. I am dying for book two, I am keeping all fingers crossed so that there will be a book two.

    And yes you totally killed me with your on Twitter teaser. I had it on my shelves and you were tormenting me. Almost as much as Kaidan did! Oh and it's so good on the re-read. His lips! <3 Kai's lips.

    Love, love your review Jaime. So happy that I can finally read it!

    1. Crap I wish I had time for a re-read! Hmmm maybe soon :D and yes Kai is my dream guy!

  6. I LOVE the teaser. It makes me want to read this book right now.

  7. I just started this series (yes I know I'm a bit behind), but I was so pulled in that I instantly jumped online to find some good blog reviews. Found your blog and LOVE it. Just started following. :)


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