447 pages (Paperback)
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?I loved Wendy Higgins original take on the classic angel/demon story!
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 Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. 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? (From Goodreads)
More of the focus of Sweet Evil is directed at the demon side of the classic struggle, which is what kept me so attached to this book. It had an edgy side, something that I enjoy, but always seem to find lacking in the sort of YA novels.
The plot moved along nicely, but never seemed rushed. I was impressed by how much actually occurred in the book, but never felt like I was speeding through the book. The ending was kind of perfect as well. And by perfect, I mean that it was a solid ending, as well as infuriating.
Then there is Kaiden. Oh, Kaiden. Drum-playing, swoon-worthy, British-speaking demon Kaiden. Seriously, I would recommend this book to any female just for him. Also, I may have started using some British slang in everyday conversation (sorry, but I'm not sorry).
In conclusion, read this book. Just do it. You won't regret it.
Much love, Samantha