Saturday, November 30, 2013

Book Review: Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil
by Wendy Higgins

This book reminds me quite a bit of Evermore, as we open with a psychic girl and a boy who seems to know more about her than she does. Anna can see people's emotions in their auras - and when we think that is what makes her special, all of the sudden the author reveals that she can hear and smell things a mile away. 

Anna is a sweet girl who is almost fake in her perfection. She is a goodie-two-shoes times a thousand. Her best friend Jay, a boy who seems to love all girls except her, goes to incredible lengths to protect her. Her stepmother seems oblivious until she isn't. The emotion here is so forced that I'm struggling to keep reading. However, the storyline is interesting. 

I had a pretty ruthless next paragraph written, but then I reached page 100 (I know, I'll still getting used to this new format of not reviewing while I'm reading). Suddenly the book took off. It isn't that the emotions were suddenly more realistic (let's be honest, this is a YA book, I don't really understand teen emotions anymore) - the story began to captivate me. This has been a busy week with my birthday and the holiday, so I finished this book during two late night reading sessions. 

Anna is literally torn between her two sides, she is hanging out with the son of the Duke of Lust, and her father, the Duke of Substance Abuse, is in jail. Her angelic mother died in childbirth (but did she, I mean, I've been suspicious since the beginning). She doesn't know what she wants and her goodie-two-shoes life has attracted some unwanted (and dangerous) attention. 

She meets more neph kids and their rocky bond begins to move them forward. The best part of this story - I love a good cliff hanger ending :)

Who will like this book? If you liked Evermore, Falling Under, or a fun paranormal romance this is a good story for you. 

How much did I like this? 7/10 … the beginning was rough, but the end was great

Will I read the rest of the series? I'm definitely reading the next book - I love a cliff hanger, but I can't let the story just hang like that :)

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