Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Book Review: Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins

Paperback447 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen
0062085611 (ISBN13: 9780062085610)
Edition language        English
Original title                Sweet Evil
Series                          The Sweet Trilogy #1
Characters                 Anna Whitt, Kaidan Rowe

The title 'Sweet Evil' is perfect for this book.

This book follows good-natured and large-faithed girl Anna Whitt as she discovers her hidden heritage and finds who she really is. Right at the beginning of the books she meets Kaidan Rowe, who is a drummer in the band Lavicious, which her friend Jay loves. 
There were three main parts to the book)- The beginning which introduced the characters and the setting. The middle of the book was the two characters Anna and Kaidan getting to know each other on a road trip in which Anna hopes to discover more about herself and meet her father and then the is the last third of the book which is Anna dealing with this new information and battling for her life in this new life she's entered.

Along the way though she discovers things about Kaidan that make him dangerous and scream sex-appeal (literally) but what she discovers about not only him but herself prove they can never be together. Isn't that always the way?

Strong Point;
It takes a whole different view on one of the main paranormal themes: Angels and Demons. It's not some hanzy-panzy Edward and Bella story all over again. Plus it turns into a slight love triangle towards then end which if you know me then you'll know they're my favourite!

Low Points?
The books wasn't 'perfect' but what is? 
Anna goes through a lot in the first two thirds of the book. She learns a lot about herself and about who she is so I was a bit disappointed at how weak she seemed when it came towards boys towards the end. She was meant to go through so much and take in so much information to end up being another love sick teenager. I didn't like this about her.
The last third of the book is also pulled out to last for 8 months which I found a bit annoying because it did nothing to make you feel the time span.

This book is easily a Young Adult Paranormal Romance Fiction book and it fits that genre very well indeed. It's told from the third person point of view. It's full of heart-felt, cute, hilarious and heart-wrenching quotes. The author tells the story well and gradually builds to a great last page. As far as I was concerned I think all loose threads were tied up at the end and if not then I'm sure they will be in the rest of the trilogy.

  • Romance: Overall the romance was so good and kept me on the edge of my seat that I'm going to give this book a 'Re-read It'
  • Kaidan Rowe: Of course he is the male love interest and definitely gets an award for 'Seductiveness' and 'Character Transformation'
  • Cover: The guy in the cover is 'mmmm' so it gets an award for 'Kissable Cover'
  • Name: I just think it's perfecto so it gets... 'Fame Name'

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