April 18, 2013

Review: Sweet Peril

By: Wendy Higgins
Published: April 2013 by HarperTeen
Format: Paperback, 374 pages
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Is loving someone worth risking their life?

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet.

Rating: 5/5

I know what you're thinking. I can read minds, you know. You're thinking, Dear God! Not another paranormal romance! No, no! Because I swear that's what everyone thinks now-a-days. It's as though they automatically rate something low because of its genre based on their opinions of other books in that genre. And paranormal romance has taken that hit the worst, if you ask me.

Anyway, min-rant over. It wasn't planned. Swear it.

For those of you who don't want to read "another paranormal romance," put away your fears and pick up the Wendy's trilogy. And if you're a fan of paranormal romance and you haven't picked up Sweet Evil, go do so now. Right now. You'll fall in love with the story and most of all with Kai, promise. It's kind of impossible not to.

Without spoiling much for anyone who hasn't read Sweet Evil, I will say that Sweet Peril will exceed your expectations! It'll have your heart pounding with excitement and skipping beats from the amount of danger the characters are thrown into and fluttering from the sexy romance, after it's oh so broken, of course. You'll have to console your heart after you're finished reading.

Anna is one sweetheart that definitely grows into her edginess in this sequel, and it's fantastic to see. Her growth is probably one of my favorite parts about the sequel. She stands up for herself, and watching her tap into that dark side of her is so thrilling. It just makes me squee for her upcoming development in book three. Kai is Kai. What else is there to say? I mean, Kai. Also, we got to know more about Kope, which, I don't know if I'm the only one to be shocked at his secret, but O_O right?!

Wendy's writing is so clean and she gives Anna such a powerful voice. The plot kept me so invested. It was full of the romance everyone loves to read, the kind that gives you chills and makes you smile and even want to cry sometimes. But beside that lay the danger and thrill that made me keep turning the page as fast as I could. Wendy takes us to so many places in this book and I loved following Anna as she found other Neph to help fight against the Dukes. This, for me, is one of the many things that sets this apart from other paranormal romances. So many are stuck in school dazes and this keeps Anna's focus on what's most important (though she's still in school, for those who want to argue most important, ahem).

Such a fantastic read! You'll be a fool not to go run and pick this up the second it's released! You still have enough time to pick up Sweet Evil, too. Not that it'll take you more than a day to read. :)

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