The Sweet Evil Trilogy is a gorgeous collection of well written, witty, romantic books that I just couldn't put down.
The story is told from Anna's perspective, half angel, half demon. Anna stumbles into the world of demons, Dukes and Nephilim when she meets Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust at a gig one evening. From this moment on, her life changes for ever, when she becomes the only hope for the Nephilim to rid the world of their fathers, the evil Dukes.
Every single relationship in this trilogy was so well developed, Wendy Higgins never spared a single detail. It was fast paced, but also hugely descriptive and that kept my interest throughout the trilogy.
Her relationship with Kai is the main focus of course. It is both heart warming, touching and cheeky that of course it will appeal greatly to the young adult market. It has enough teenage/young adult angst in it to keep you completely entertained.
I was not disappointed throughout the final battle against the Dukes, Wendy took her time, drawing me in with every single word. There were plenty of losses and causalities as I would have expected, but the ending was just perfect.
This is the perfect trilogy for you if you love fantasy/paranormal books, and especially if you love romance. You will not be disappointed.
Also, the actor Adam Gregory is exactly how I pictured Kai the whole way through.
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal, Romance
Sweet Peril is the second book to an angel series called The Sweet Trilogy. I read the the first book, Sweet Evil, a few months ago because I wanted a fun paranormal read and it was exactly what I needed at the time and I also wanted to try a book about angels and demons. It was not groundbreaking nor phenomenal but I highly enjoyed it. I was kind of disappointed at Sweet Peril though but I did like it. I found quite a few problems with it that made me enjoy it less than the first book. I found it a little slow and I was bored at some parts. I think the author could've done a lot more with the world she created. The main character, Anna, was also very annoying and immature sometimes and I didn't connect very well with her. There was a love triangle in this story but it did not bug me that much. Unlike love triangles in other books, the main character has her mind set on one guy only and did not give hope to the other guy so I don't think you should worry much about it. I still did like this book though and I enjoyed most of it. I loved the romance and the sweet moments shared by Anna and Kaidan, the love interest. I liked the character development. The writing is nothing special but it is very easy to read. I am still continuing on with the last book in this trilogy because overall, I enjoyed the books I have read so far and from the second book, you can see that the third book is going to be very exciting and interesting since the final "battle" is going to happen in it.
1. Anna Whitt & Kaiden Rowe- They are so cute together and they understand each other. The fantasy is awesome with the angel and demon parts.
2. Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov- Although the age gap they get each other and balance each other with their personalities They also make each other better people.
3. Linh Cinder & Prince Kai (Kaito)- I love the story and how she is not human, but part machine and now they love to hate each other. Also how they become rivals in the stories that love each other.
4. Blaire Wynn & Rush Finlay- I love their relationship because he is awesome, very protective and secretive. She is super sweet and has her problems, but that is what makes the relationship so much better. They are both messed up, but they make each other better as the story goes along.
(Note: Not all these were published in 2014 and this is totally my opinion.)
So much better, no hyper-drug glorifying, no near rapes, no serious brainless high school cliquish moments, mostly. I hated book 1. It was terrible covering just about every subject I have no interest in reading about for entertainment. Why did I move on ? Someone I respect found something they liked in this series and challenged me to continue. So, being the easy sort I did. It was so much better, there was a plot, there was intrigue and there was unresolved feelings.
The big bad evil Dukes are still the back stabbing evil ones but some of their charges are starting to rebel. Whisperers are watching, spilling secrets, everyone is in danger. They defile the world's innocence and twist it till it is as tarnished as they are. Their children are their servants and not mush more, easily killed or tossed away.
Anna is a special snowflake among them and may be the sword that sets them all free. This was a bit annoying, I found her telling about her prophecy of greatness tedious after the second time. She travels around in this book her duty is to sway others to see her gloriousness and follow. Her purity, oh gawd, please just stop telling us how pure you must be.... I really don't like Anna. I don't believe her as a character. She's so sickening in her "goodness" and kind thoughts and then like a light switch she's reaching for the drugs/alcohol. Her love for Ky is weird. Her watching him make out with another, her "it;s okay if you work" so not believable. She is the big flaw in this story for me.
I am intrigued by the other Nef's. I like their stories, their flaws, their evil tendencies. They are troubled by their addictions, and don't know how to fit outside the mold they have been folded into. Watching them discover another side of themselves is keeping me going. I want to see where they go, who they end up with. I want them to be free.
So I'm downloading the last book now. I still have not fallen for this series, I could not recommend it, that says it all right there.