Thursday, 9 August 2012

-Review- Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Release Date: 1 May 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Softcover
Pages: 447
Purchase: Book Depository | Amazon

Embrace the Forbidden 
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 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?
Sweet Evil; Wendy Higgins' debut was impressive. It exceeded my expectations and blew me away as I found it to be quite addictive and a really fun book that was far too interesting to put down!

Wendy's writing was simple, yet it was effective. The characters she wrote about were unlike any other I've ever read about. For instance; I was so unsure about Anna as a character. She wasn't weak and dependent upon somebody else, yet she wasn't the most outspoken character either. She was average I guess. She was awesome to read about though and I cannot wait to read the next book; Sweet Hope, to see where this story goes.

I don't usually read the blurbs of books. I judge them by their covers and I know that's not a good thing. But for some reason I was tempted to read the blurb for this book after I had read the first line. I then figured out it was about angels, I immediately rolled my eyes at the thought of having to read another book about angels and demons. But Sweet Evil was something so much more and the concept of this book was absolutely brilliant and original in my eyes. It was extremely well executed.

As I previously mentioned this book exceeded my expectations. HarperTeen is and always will be one of my favorite publishers(I hope to maybe work there someday), I hadn't read a book produced by the publishing house in a while and this book reminded why I fell in love with the publisher's books and authors in the first place.

This book was published after being discovered on Inkpop; a community which I was too part of and it was interesting to see someone get published through such an awesome publishing house in an unusual way. I am so happy that this book was published!

Sweet Evil was an awesome book that I hope everyone reads! I look forward to more from Wendy Higgins as she improves and becomes all the more awesome. This was a fantastic debut, filled with hot romance, deception, angels and demons of sorts, as well as forbidden love like you've never seen it before!


  1. Im glad you enjoyed this book.
    I have heard many mixed reviews about it... so we'll see.

    BUT- I didnt know that it was published after being seen on inkpop!
    Thats cool!!

    I hope you get to work for Harper Teen someday! :)

  2. Yay, you liked this one! I've got this one sitting on my shelf so super glad to hear it went well! Sometimes it's awfully nice to read a book that uses simpler language, but it's awesome that it was effective as well in the process! That last paragraph was an absolute SOLD! on me >_< Can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing the review ^_^

  3. I can't believe they're not picking up book #2 for publication! What is wrong with them?

    Anyways I loved this book too :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  4. nice! i have read good reviews about this book, and I actually have it but I still haven’t read it! this is a sign to read it already, lol. btw, i’m happy you’re reading The Lost Prince! hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. :)

    Jenna @ Coffee, books and me

  5. Yayyy I'm so glad you loved this one!! I'm sad they haven't picked up book 2 yet, although I'm seriously shocked as to why. I say we all buy a second copy and help support Wendy and get Harper to pick up Book 2!! OKAY GO :D

    Anna @ Literary Exploration