Monday, April 1, 2013

Sweet Peril (Sweet Evil #2) by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2)Author: Wendy Higgins
Publication: April 30, 2013
By: Harper Teen
LOVED.IT.SO.HARD! *fangirls*

"All things are possible."

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?





Thank you Harper Teen for this ARC and THANK YOU Wendy Higgins for writing an amazing, unputdownable sequel! 

What I LUV'D: Let's start with the cover...Can I have Anna's dress, please? (Can I also have her figure to go with the dress because that would be great, thanks.)  

Action, adventure, brownies, cuddling, kissing and wrestling - this sequel has a little something for everyone!  We're introduced to new characters and get to hang with familiar faces (two of which look exactly alike - go figure). Kopano gets LOTS of page time, and of course, there's Kaidan Rowe, everyone's favorite drummer boy guy.  
 
(BTW, I vote that Wendy Higgins writes a Kaidan novella that features a roadie named Jen. Her job could be to bake cupcakes for the band and carry Kaidan's drumsticks because I totally rock at carrying stuff! Just sayin')
   
Anna has become one of my favorite female characters - she's strong willed, compassionate and her ability to see the best in people is something we should all aspire to whether you're a fictional character or not.  She's faced with a task so big, there's no way she can accomplish it all on her own and she is surrounded by those who doubt she can succeed at all, but Anna has something they don't...she has hope that all things are possible. *high fives her*

Anna also has two very swoonilicious guys in her life, and how lucky is she?!  They're both tall, dark and delicious and they both rock abs accents.  While it's no secret which of the two beat out the rhythm of her heart song, she does come to the realization that she has genuine feelings for both and things get a little, um, interesting. I like that Anna is mature enough to understand that she has an important purpose to fulfill and the world does not revolve around her love life. 

Let me just say, that I'm a die-hard Kaidanite, but Kopano made me feel all the feels in Sweet Peril. So much so, I decided to adapt a song for him...

*clears throat*

I threw a wish in the well
Don't ask me, I'll never tell
I looked to you, as it fell
And now I smell car-a-mel

I'd trade my Neph for a wish
Auras and plagues for a kiss
I wasn't looking for this
But now we're wre-stl-ing.

You're prayer was holding
Head bowed skin was showing
Hot night wind was blowing
Where you think you're going Kope
 
Hey, I just met you
And this is crazy
But I am freezing
So warm me, maybe 
 
It's hard to look right, at you Kope
But I am freezing
So warm me, maybe
  
What left me wanting: Can I have Sweet Reckoning now?

Final verdict: Fantastic sequel that leaves you in just enough peril to want the next book. READ.IT. 

Review also posted at YABC.




6 comments:

  1. Ha Ha Ha. I LOVE IT!!! Kaidan or Kopano can warm me any day! And I totally agree about a Kaidan novella with a roadie named Jenn!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved this book! MORE THAN WORDS!

    Jenn
    YA Sisterhood

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  2. The need for this book is too great. Really, the end of April??? That's like...29 days away! Ahhh too long! I need Kaiden now!

    Love the song too! I don't know how I feel about Kopano (apart from that I am in love with his name), but I'm glad we see more of him in SP!

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  3. This is an awesome review! And I loved that song at the end ;D

    Now, I'm so jelly you got to read this bad boy!! Super excited about it! Need some more Kaidan!

    And I agree with you, Anna is a very mature character and also strong.

    Great review!!

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  4. Ahhh, dang it, now I REALLY want to read this one, to see what all happens. I like Kopano a lot, and am glad he's around more because he is fascinating, but I'm NOT sold on a love triangle. Hmmm. Interesting. Anyway, great review, and love your little song, Jen! :D

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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