Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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

Sweet Peril
(Sweet Trilogy, #2)

Wendy Higgins

YA/ Fantasy/ Romance/ Paranormal

5 stars out of 5
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 Thoughts: 

I just love when I find a series that I cannot get enough of; that I just want to devour, page by page word by word. The Sweet Trilogy is one of those series. A series I just can’t get enough of; can’t get enough of the story, can’t get enough of the characters.  Wendy has created a series, a world, which I am so glad I can get lost in.

It’s the world that Wendy created that I find so unique and so very interesting. She created this world where angels, nephilim and even demons exist. I have read quite a bit of angel books, and I have found only a few that that I thoroughly enjoy. Sweet Peril is one of those few that I simply love.  It is her take on angels, nephilim and demons that is interesting. Wendy created this whole new idea on how these creatures live and function that is all very  fascinating.
The old energy was alive between us. I was aware of him, of every detail about him, just as I'd always been. And I could tell by the tightness in his body that he was hyperaware of me, too.
Sweet Peril picks up about six months after the first book ends.  Anna is still trying her best to find a balance between her demon and angel sides. Still trying to figure out her purpose, what she is supposed to be doing.  Still trying to avoid those damn demon whispers, still trying to have a close-to-normal life as she can. And as I got deeper and deeper into the book I saw that Anna really is a strong character. I saw a lot of growth in her since the first book, she seemed to have a much more leveled head then she did before, even though she is still a bit confused on how to handle everything that is happening to her.  I was glad to see where she was as a whole.

Anna is still trying to get over or come to terms with the fact that Kaidan can’t be seen with her. I could feel the sadness that she had about how things ended in the last book. But as she starts to slowly figure out her purpose, she starts surrounding herself with a team of nephilim who are ready to stop being treated the way they are, Kaidan included.

Now, when Kaidan is around, I loved every single second of it. Who wouldn't, really? Like Anna, you can see the struggle they are fighting against, the struggle to hide their feeling for each other. It was a very emotional experience, even for me, the reader.  Everything that happens between these two characters, Kai and Anna, is all very intense. I enjoyed every second of that! Also, I could see the change, the growth, of Kaidan. I’m very proud of the progress he has made, though at times in the book, I wanted to face-palm him. But despite the situation with those two, they kept fighting; they try their best to do what is right.
"I've missed everything about you, little Ann.” 
Anna and Kaidan aren't the only characters worth reading about, oh no, I really enjoyed the other Neph. The twins, loved them, and Kopano. Who I really got to understand and know. I was able to see, to experience that these Neph, they all have these conflicts that they are fighting, both within them and around them. It was sad to see some of their situations.  I’m glad that Wendy gives her readers an opportunity to get a more in-depth look at the lives of the Neph.

Not only were the characters wonderful, but so was the story and the pace. Wendy moved the story along nicely, gave me just enough to want more of the book, more of her story.  I even got goose-bumps at certain parts of the book! Now, if an author can do that, it’s pretty incredible. 

Sweet Peril was a great second book in the Sweet Trilogy, better than I could of even hoped for. Wendy is a very talented author. And the story she created, I became so engrossed with, I couldn't put the book down until I consumed every last word.
“We had a secret knowledge that demons couldn't fathom. They saw love as a weakness, but they were wrong. Love would keep us going, love was our strength.”
I really do recommend this book to angel lovers, and those who would like a different take on angels, nephilim and demons. Wendy created a really cool world to get lost in.






4 comments:

  1. I recently read Sweet Evil. Now after reading your review, I can't wait to continue this series.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  2. Great review. I am glad you enjoy this series.

    Andreea

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  3. Oh I cannot wait to get started on this one! I have heard nothing but amazing things about it! I need some more Kaidan in my life! Even if there will be moments where I want to smack him. Awesome review Magen! *muggle huggles*

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  4. Love the sound of a series you can't get enough of. I need to get the first one

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