Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review: Sweet Reckonings (Sweet Trilogy, #3) by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Reckonings
(Sweet Trilogy, #3)
by Wendy Higgins
Young Adult Paranormal
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.41
Published by: HarperTeen 
Published on: April 29, 2014
Pages: 379

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
It’s time. 

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

An overview of the Novel: The stakes are high. Anna is officially on the Duke's bad list. Their obsession with her and the prophecy is mounting. Anna is being pursued on every side. They are determined to ruin her so she can't pose a strength to them and they aren't afraid of anything.

Kaidan and Anna love each other and are determined to protect each other no matter the cost. But in a world where their love could be the very cause of their death, it just might prove to be their downfall.

Anna is ready to take on the Dukes and protect those she loves. But the Dukes are ready to dispose of her. In this final installment, Anna is about to take on the Dukes and love and if she's lucky she'll survive it. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: Oh! I didn't know what I was expecting, but this novel exceeded all of my expectations. This novel was absolutely stunning. I loved how fast-paced it was. Once again, Higgins shows incredible control. Her novel didn't lag at all and yet it didn't feel rushed. The ending seemed perfect.

I read every page frantically waiting to get to the next one and yet at the same time soaking every page in, as only the best books can make you feel. This novel was one of my favorites in the series. In a world where the third installment is usually disappointing, it proved to be a huge relief.

This novel is packed with romance, action, mystery, and intrigue. I am so glad I got my hands on this one. This novel and the whole series for that matters comes highly recommended. 

So why 4 stars? I adored it. I flew through it. It gripped me from the beginning. It didn't quite cut it to be a 5, but I loved it. 

Can I read the series out of order? Please don't try to. Read them in order. Everything will make much more sense. 

Warnings/Side-notes:  Vague references to sex, alcohol, drugs, some tame uses of profanity, and violence. I would recommend this to 15ish plus. However, it is pretty clean especially in comparison to other books in the market. 

The Wrap-up: I can't believe it's over. I loved this series. I will be waiting with bated breath to see what Higgins comes up with next. This novel is a must-read for fans of YA and paranormal fiction. 


Danica Page

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