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5.0
I'd nearly given up on good young adult books.
They were all the same. I would transition from one book to the next and it all felt the same.

So I started reading New Adult books. And it was a nice change for awhile. Until the same thing happened. Same type of book, but a different book, a different author. No originality.

So I picked up Sweet Evil after it had been sitting in my to-read pile for a century, and dove in.

And holy hell was I in for a treat.

This book is massive. 447 pages of demons and angels and road trips with the son of Lust.
YES PEOPLE! THE ACTUAL SON OF LUST! He plays the drums so there's the icing on that little, sexy cupcake.

and I stayed up till midnight reading. and I still wasn't even halfway done.

I was soaking everything in.

The writing bleed through so easily and the story sucked me in.

I needed to know what would happen. I need more of Kaidan and Anna. Mostly Kaidan.

And now I need the second one pronto.

Officially out of my YA reading slump.

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Wendy Higgins is My Queen
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(I'm sorry, this review is kinda old)

I loved Sweet Evil. It’s one of the best debut novels I’ve read in ages. The book has a perfect blend of romance, danger, and adventure. The plot twists and turns like that of a long-time author. Something was always around the corner.

Anna was an amazing character. The only thing I disliked was how fast and hard she fell for Kaidan. She barely knew him, and yet she was very near stalking him. That kind of crush comes from knowing that person for a little while. Soon after, it’s very obvious Kaidan feels the same way though. Their romance is one bumpy ride. In other words, it will not be easy.

I know I’ve already said it, but I love Sweet Evil. Everything fits together and it’s set up perfectly for a wonderful sequel.
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Sweet Evil
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5.0
Background: Anna is a teenage girl who has the ability to see other peoples emotions, which she has come to terms with, since her adoptive mother claims not to know much about them. While attending a concert with her best friend, Anna meets hot drummer who has a very interesting aura, and who asks her some strange questions about her background. A story of good versus evil and light versus dark, Anna must choose where she will stand.

Review: Um wow! Read this. Higgins does a wonderful job pulling in her reader, starting off a little slow but building up the pace. Anna slowly learns about her heritage which has to do with angels and demons, and then she meets Kaiden (hottie!). The book is a whirlwind of questions, half-assed answers, lust, love, and good vs. evil. I have read quite a few books about Angels recently, and Higgins has been the best so far, she put a whole new spin on the Nephilium and how they can and cannot interact with humans. The characters are strong willed, witty and altogether fun.
I had a great time reading this and could not put it down. Highly recommended for lovers of teen romance, series, angels, demons, and road trips ;)
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One of my faves of 2012
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One word. Amazing.

Another word. Captivating.

An even better word. Seductive.

I was completely swept away by Sweet Evil--which is great because it's another book I can reread, but it sucks becauseI have to wait an entire year for the next one to come out! Grrrr.

I absolutely love Wendy Higgins characters. They're original and fun, dark and sexy. Even though some people have complained that her Nephilim are the same old, same old, I completely disagree. I thought her idea of the Neph was completely original; I mean, in most books, the Neph are good--fighters of evil. But in Wendy Higgins book, they are the sowers of discord and chaos. I really enjoyed a different look at the children of angels.

And the guys are to die for! Kaiden (pronounced Ky-den...even sounds sexy) is the son of the Demon of Lust. That one statement should tell you that this book is full of amazing romance---whether its real or fake! I won't say much because I don't want to spoil it, but I fell for Kaiden, and I am positive you will too!!!

I really enjoyed Anna, too. She is the heroine of the book, the daughter of an angel and a demon. I really felt for her as she struggled to decide which nature to follow--her pure or sinful nature. And, it wasn't like she just snapped her fingers and said, "Oh I'm good and I can resist all temptation." She falls for temptation over and over again, which is real. I enjoyed seeing her grow, andI still enjoy seeing her struggle with her feelings for Kaiden.

Overall, this is a MUST READ. One of the best books of 2012--I'm predicting!
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Can't wait for the next book
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Without going crazy paranormal, Wendy Higgins gives us a angel and demon book full of real characters. The begining is stretched out and the romance is built upon beautifully. You will def be craving the next book.
Good Points
The characters are fun and likable.
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An Easy Angel Read
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4.7
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I've heard a lot of hype about this book and how people love it so much. I can see why people like it; I thought it was pretty darn good! This book was a very easy read. I could just sit down and fly through the pages when I read this.

I loved all of the paranormal elements of this book. The fallen angel story was done so perfectly. It was a really unique take that I could rave about for hours! 12 dukes (of evil)+ Nephilim + demons + angels = AWESOME!

I also really liked Anna. She was really sweet and nice and almost never did anything morally wrong, at least not intentionally. I kind of related to her in that way and respected her.

The only thing (or person really) I didn't like was Kaidan. I know, you must think I'm crazy but hear me out. He is the son of Lust and has been with A LOT of girls (if you know what I mean). That's just a big turnoff for me. He also acted bipolar and jerkish many times throughout the book. What can I say, I'm just not the biggest fan of Kaidan. But I did like Kopano; he was the bomb diggity dot com!

Overall: Loved the story and the writing; can't wait to find out how what happens in the next book!

(Review of ARC)
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Everything but Kaidan was awesome.
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