Book Review: Sweet Peril

Sweet Peril CoverBook: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Published April 2013 by HarperTeen|Pages: 384

Where I Got It: E-book|Nook Store

Series: The Sweet Trilogy #2

Genre: YA Paranormal- Angels/Demons

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Goodreads Summary: 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?

I really liked Sweet Peril.  I totally love that this series focuses on demons and how they’re a bad influence!

I like that Anna is both, and that she acknowledges the good and the bad, even though she doesn’t like doing the work of the father.  I like that doing her father’s work is just a way of surviving, and that it’s balanced out by her wanting to make sure that the people she’s influencing get home okay and that she feels guilty about what she’s doing.

I think one of my favorite things about this book is how there’s such a balance between Anna’s good side and her bad side, and that she doesn’t necessarily have to choose one over the other.  I also liked the message from Ruth, the nun from the convent Anna was born at, and how Anna has to find allies for when Anna has to do what she needs to do.

I think Kaidan and Anna are oddly balanced.  I like that Anna still has a certain amount of innocence, even if it less so than in Sweet Evil.  But it also makes sense given that she’s the only one who can use the Sword Of Righteousness.  Part of me was hoping that something more would happen between her and Kai just to see how that would work out, but part of me is glad it hasn’t.  Then again, there’s still the last book, so it’s entirely possible it could happen.  But with things headed in the direction they’re in, and a prophecy that means the Dukes are out to kill Anna, there’s a good chance it won’t happen.  Either way, I’m interested to see how that turns out.

I’m so glad Sweet Evil avoided the dreaded middle book system.  It didn’t feel like filler at all, and it definitely made the series a lot more interesting.  Like, Kai and Anna.  They have a really complicated relationship, and while they get together in the end, they definitely have some obstacles.  Or there being no love triangle!  It seemed like Kope could have been the other guy for a while, but it’s just Anna and Kai and no other guy for her.  Which is good, because I like Kai and Anna together.

Final Thoughts:

I’m sure it’s obvious that I really liked Sweet Peril.  Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think I love it.  It really is an interesting take on the Nephilim trend, and I can’t wait to read the last book!  Sweet Peril gets 5 stars.

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