Monday, April 29, 2013

Early Review: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Peril
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
ISBN:   0062265946
ISBN13: 9780062265944
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Publisher 

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, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

SWEET EVIL ended with Kai leaving so I was waiting and waiting for him and Anna to reunite. SWEET PERIL didn't make me wait to long.

It was great to see Anna on the front lines, sneaking around, gathering up Nephilim supporters. We really get to see how determined she is to fight evil and free the nephilim from their demon parents ways. There were plenty of situations were I thought for sure Anna and her friends were going to get caught by the demons but they got lucky, the suspense was high and it was all around great! Kopano traveled with Anna and it was nice getting to know him a bit better. Wasn't crazy with him putting the move on Anna (she was not innocent by the way) but I still like him at the end and it all worked out. Kaidan, Ah Kaidan what isn't there to say about him. Without giving away spoilers I will say that Kaidan is fantastic. I loved him in SWEET PERIL and watching him and Anna go around and around was highly entertaining.

SWEET PERIL started off on the slower side but picked up and kicked the characters around at a nice clip. There was great emotion throughout the book. I am ready to see what SWEET RECKONING brings to the table when it is finally released in June, 2014. I can not wait for the showdown!!

I ave it 4/5 stars