Warning: review contains cussing. This is a DNF review.
Title: Sweet Evil
Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy, #1
Publish Date: May 1, 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Angels, Demons
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?
I’m pretty proud of myself for reaching page 241. Oh, yes. I read seventeen chapters of crap. And now, it’s back where it belongs… on the floor, where I threw it.
The story had potential, good twists in mythology… but sadly, every character was insufferable and very irritating. Anna, the main character, was really annoying and Kaidan did not strike me as hot at all. They all got on my nerves pretty quickly.
So this part of the review is sort of like a discussion where I rant/rave about specific parts of the novel, so only read on if you’ve finished this novel.
*Note: I did not finish this. I got through half of it before quitting. This review is just basically a rant with GIFs to lighten my mood.
And the story begins with a
bang bar. How unique. Anna meets Kaidan at a bar, where he plays the drums for a band. Their eyes meet, and… bang! The irritating, wussy quotes come out to play with us.
Anna regarding Kaidan: He was smokin’ hot. As in H-O-T-T hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on add an extra T. This guy was extra-T worthy.
“Ah… I see.” He [Kaidan] sat back. “The sight of my arse gave you quite a fright, did it?
– Anna is the kind of main character who’s sort of the “Chosen/Only” one. She’s the only Neph with an angel for a mother and a demon for a father. ‘Kay, I could deal with that, but it gets worse.
– Anna needs to go on a road trip but she’s got no money. She and her adoptive mom, Patti, agree that she go with filthy rich Kaidan, ’cause it’s just great to let your sixteen year old girl go on a road trip (alone!) with the son of the Duke of Lust. Just great. Peachy.
– They kiss on page 135! And there was already touching. They’ve only known each other for… what? Two? Three days?
– She go through his stuff, looking for his cologne and ends up smelling his deodorant.
– He gives her a necklace. Isn’t that great?! No.
– On page 240, she says she’s in love with him. And they almost have sex. *Rolls eyes* Typical YA stuff right here.
And after that I just could not go on. There was too much telling rather than showing, making Kaidan (P.S., I hate the name. It’s just trying too hard to be cool.) and Anna’s dad gigantic inf0-dumps.
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