Sunday, December 7, 2014

Review: Sweet Peril (Sweet Trilogy, #2) by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Peril
(Sweet Trilogy, #2)
by Wendy Higgins
Young Adult Paranormal
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.34
Published by: HarperTeen 
Published on: April 30,2013
Pages: 371

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

An overview of the Novel: Anna was saved from death, but it might just be a temporary reprieve. Now she has whisperers breathing down her neck making sure she's working and doing what she's supposed to. Good girl Anna is finding herself transforming into party girl Anna. She's not so sure she likes the change.

She can't afford to disappoint the Dukes not when her life is on the line and not when so much is riding on her success. Because Anna just heard a prophecy and she's got one tall order.

Not too mention, the normal drama with Kaidan. Kaidan is determined to cut her out and it's breaking her heart, and her best friends are dating. It's lining up to be an interesting senior year to say the very least. She just hopes that she and her friends can survive it and that she can make Kaidan love her back. No small order. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions:  I read the first in the series a long time ago and so I was super excited to finally get my hands on the sequel. I loved the first one and the second one was no exception. 

Wendy Higgins took a subject that I never thought I'd enjoy and made it into a novel that I could barely put down. I absolutely adore the characters. Anna and Kaidan and even all the supporting cast all sucked me in with their stories. 

Higgins' writing is incredible. She stays right on track and doesn't sway from it. The pacing was perfect and the plot was gripping. I flew through this one so fast and immediately started reading the next one. Don't pass this one up. You won't regret reading this series. This is a series that I would love to have on my shelf. 

So why 4 stars? I adored it. I flew through it and was thoroughly engaged in the tale the entire time. Most sequels end up being bridge novels. In hindsight, this one kind of was a bridge novel, but it didn't feel that way. It was an incredible story. 

Can I read the series out of order? I would seriously not recommend it. Read them in order. 

Warnings/Side-notes: There are very vague references to sex, alcohol, drugs, and other things like that. Language is fairly clean, but there are moments where it swears. I would recommend this for 15ish and up without hesitation. 

The Wrap-up: I adored this novel and immediately jumped into reading the third one. Higgins is an incredible author who I will be keeping close tabs on. Beautiful read that I thoroughly enjoyed. 


Danica Page

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