Book Review | Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 4:30 AM

Series: Sweet Evil # 2

Format: Paperback

Source: Purchased

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication Date: April 30, 2013

Pages: 371


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?
 When I read Sweet Evil last year, I absolutely fell in love with it.  So, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second book in the trilogy to see what was next for Kaidan and Anna.  While I did enjoy Sweet Peril, I felt it wasn’t as strong as Sweet Evil.

 When Anna learns the prophecy that she never got to find out in the first book, Anna and her dad set out to try and find a way to be free from the Dukes.  So, he sends Anna and Kope all over the world to recruit ‘allies’.  Even with the fate of the Nephilim resting on her shoulders, she couldn’t seem to get her mind off of Kai.

Anna is still the same nice, sweet and innocent girl that we met in Sweet Evil.  And even though Anna has been ‘working’ for the last six months in order to keep the other Duke’s from becoming suspicious of her and her dad, the party girl reputation that she now has isn’t really her.

 I think after reading this book, I’m even more in love with Kaidan and I really didn’t think that was possible.  I love that while he has the bad boy attitude, he’s also sweet and caring when he wants to be, or when that’s what Anna needs from him.  He kind of reminds me of Daemon from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series and I’m sure we all know how hot that alien is.

Since Anna and Kope are traveling the world in search for people who will be on their side when the time comes, we are introduced to a few new characters in this book, but they don’t have much spotlight, so we don’t really get to know them all that well.

 The only thing that really bothered me about this book was that it was set over a long period of time.  In this book, we go through Anna’s whole senior year of high school and then some.  I know that this won’t bother most people but personally, I don’t really enjoy books that have that long of a time frame as much as I do the ones that are set for a shorter time.  I think it’s because I feel like I missed something monumental in the breaks of time.  I know that makes no sense, and if it was something earth shattering the author probably would have incorporated it, but that’s how it feels to me.

Overall, Sweet Peril was a great sequel that has just enough adventure and romance to keep you entertained.  I’m excited to read the next/final book to see how everything ends.


1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this book too, but I feel the same way, that it wasn't as good as the first one. Great review! ~Pam


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