Saturday, 6 July 2013

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1) by Wendy Higgins

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
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 willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
  • Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Contemporary, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy
  • Creatures: angels and demons
  • Age: mature young adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from October 01 to 02, 2012


“...there is no way of truly knowing one’s heart until one is put to the test.”

Seriously, dafaq did i just read?

This was sooooooooo wrooooooooong, on so many levels. I have no other idea how to say this. But this book is wrong. AND THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF THE BOOK: WRONG!!!

And i really wanted to love this book...i really did :(


"Dukes are the only demons allowed to possess human bodies. Each Duke commands a legion of demon whisperers who haunt the earth. The whisperers are called the Legionnaires. We sometimes just refer to them as spirits. Between the Dukes and the Legionnaires, there are six hundred and sixty-six demons on earth.”

I did the math. “So, twelve Dukes, six hundred fifty-four whisperers, or Legionnaires... where do the Nephilim figure in?”

“We’re just a by-product. We don’t count as human, but also don’t qualify as being part of the demon Legionnaires. We work for our fathers and keep our mouths shut. That’s it.”

Basically-the story.

The idea is the most unique concept of angels and demons . Seriously, no wonder why it was so wrong.


Evil is how the all characters are. Which is the point. Major point. And this is how the story is....really evil.

I think the author overused point of good and evil in this book. While, in between she made characters who were shades of gray. Ok, that was the point, i get it, but she overused the goodness in Anna, and also made it like Kaidan did not have even slightest choice. Interesting. If you wanted real, i mean real, kickass bad boy, who is very very evil because he must be is Jericho Barrons from Fever.


I mean, this is the pure example of Anna and her character; daughter of Belial - Duke of Substance abuse with occupation of physical addictions; primarily drugs and alcohol that being a type which makes people drink themselves to the point of idiocy . Either she is going to cry like a baby, or be evil trying to be evil (in this way: "i don't want to do it because i can - but because i must". ) She is whiny, i-want-to-kill-the-heroine type of character, which is why she is so.......... annoyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing. Ok, i get it,she is part angel too, but she doesn't have to be over sensitive and to cry for every freaking thing!!! P.s. also, incredibly naive.


As for Kaidan,son of Pharzuph - Duke of Lust with occupation of craving for carnal pleasures of the body; sexual desire outside of marriage, that being whoring , Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay, WTF, seriously, wtf.... I mean, kinda almost liked him i may like him after reading that extra - but still, i can't believe that he knowingly did his "work",even when he was with Anna...erm......wrong. Major spoilers Lets just stay with whore-always a whore type for him .

Edit: After reading both Sweet Evil Extra #1 & Sweet Evil Extra #2, i actually started to slightly like Kaidan. So it went from Hate=>ok=>like=>love
I say, this book would be so awesome, had it been in alternating POVs.

Kopano :

Kopano , son of Alocer - Duke of Wrath with occupation of spurning love, opting for destruction; quick to anger; unforgiving that being a type to start fights, was cool, and maybe it would be more interesting if Anna ended up with him, instead of hooking up with Kaidan. He was cool, he has interesting sin, but still........a monk.......really? Really? Still wonders why he hadn't been killed for it.

Marna & Ginger :

As for Marna & Ginger,daughters of Astaroth - Duke of Adultery with occupation of breaking marriage vows; cheating on one’s spouse that being just what it said, cheating people. : Marna was cool, i liked her, and i felt sorry for her. As for Ginger, Marna's twin......... i don't know, she was so-so.


I didn't see any point in Blake,son of Melchom - Duke of Envy with occupation of desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situations; jealousy; coveting: this being i have no freaking clue, except for having best things and dating cool girls. Lucky him. , except that he has the best sin of them all, which is practically, doing nothing.


So....In the end, i have no idea what rating to give this book... Since it was ok, and 2 stars are for "it was ok", then i am settled on it. And i am seriously considering abandoning this series in general.



  1. Oh I heard a lot about this series but now I'm definitely reluctant to read it :| I do trust your awesome taste in books my friend :)

    Anyway, like always, great review Kris!

    1. Thanx Joana...well, this book was wrong the way it was supposed to be wrong, and i wanted to like it but i didn't :(