Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 464pgs

The Story

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?

The Review

I'm sure many of you were just as excited as I was to read this sequel to Wendy Higgins's awesome and sexy debut novel Sweet Evil. I was so desperate to read this book and after finishing it, I have to say considering it's a a middle book of a trilogy, while it did have its ups and downs, I still found Higgins's writing to be fun, consistent, exciting and smooth, and so, in that particular aspect, I think many readers will continue to enjoy this series and will be gearing up for the final book!

SWEET PERIL continued a great story and I thought every character - whether they were main or supporting characters - really stepped up their game in this sequel. Especially Anna, even though she's still in love sick mode over Kaiden (and really who can blame her?). However, the main reason why I'm rating the book three stars instead of a good old five (which clearly and should have deserved) was because there was something . . . missing. Something to make it shine even more than the first book did and I guess it had a lot to do with the story itself and how little of Kaiden we get to see. I just didn't feel a connection with this book this time round and that's okay because we still got one more book to go, so fingers crossed I fall back in love with this series when it comes to read that third and final installment.

Out of everything, what I loved most was Kopano, the son of Wrath, and even though I know the author said there was no love triangle for Anna in regards to Kopano since she will always be hang up on Kaiden, but I secretly hoped something would happen between her and Kopano. I just adored him! Kaiden was very hot in the first book, but considering he wasn't present for the majority of this book, well my attention was focused more on someone else entirely, so don't blame me when I say I'm team Kopano from now on. He may not be a love interest for Anna which makes me sad, but I'm going to be on his team and I hope he has more of a role in the final book. Sorry Kaiden . . . I didn't like you very much in this book because you were missing and because you were pushing away an amazing girl for no real reason . . . I mean people will know you still love Anna so why not fight to be with her than push her away? Think of your future hormones (you will never stay away from her in the long run) and clealry I'm tired of the whole bad boy routine in the pushing away act. Tired of it.

Overall, SWEET PERIL was a great continuation of the series and even though it wasn't necessarily my favourite book in the series by far, but I'm still looking forward to reading Sweet Reckoning next year! I expect a lot more Kaiden hotness or rather more Kopano hotness. It's guaranteed judging by the ending of this book.

The Rating
3/5 stars

7 comments:

  1. It's a shame you didn't feel as connected to this book! That seems to happen a lot for me in second books. Hopefully the third book will change things for you! Glad you enjoyed Sweet Peril overall though.

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    1. I hope so too. I have high hopes for the third book so fingers crossed. :)

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  2. ok i'm clueless now i really need that first book...

    interesting review
    Le' Grande Codex

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    1. Haha the first book ROCKED. Not so much this sequel I'm afraid. :/

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  4. Oh, I don't want you to be disappointed in this one because now you have ME nervous for it! I hope I like this one more than Sweet Evil, there's still hope.

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