Goodreads Shortie: Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a stru
Goodreads Shortie: Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. ********
The Characters/Scenery: Anna is definitely the purest girl I've ever read about and she definitely lives up to her description... She can't lie, she doesn't like secrets, her feelings are always shown, she helps her mom, she loves her life, loves her best friend... But even though she doesn't like secrets, she has a HUGE one, one she doesn't want or can't share even with her mom... And she's drawn to evil... Literally. Anna's character is amazingly enjoyable and so very good! I really liked reading from her POV.
And Kaidan... I don't even want to try to explain to you what this guy, if he could even be called that, did to my insides. He took 'The New Evil is HOT' to a whole new level. If I'm guaranteed that if I were to turn evil HE would be mine, guys I'm so going to the dark side like that~blinks~ I think the girl who has fallen the hardest for him is IO! ME! YO! Seriously!!! Not even Anna or Ginger can compete with me!
And Jay, he is definitely awesome and I LOVE him to the death!!! He brought a kind of lightness, making all the difficult and heavy parts of the book endurable and enjoyable.
-Deflecting something from the outside was easier than capturing what was inside me and managing it.-
The Plot: Having read quite a few angel books, I have to say, Sweet Evil is still so very very different than any other angel book out there, bringing in the fresh to new and old beliefs and stories revolving Heaven and Hell and I have to say that, what better source of info than the very Bible. Wendy Higgins I APPLAUD to you!!! The author made the story feel as real as it could get, seriously. You cannot get any more serious and close to home than this!
Believable characters, believable plot, oh so very very sexy demons, funny twists, and crushing thoughts.
-"Who are you waving at?" Veronica asked me. "Um, that big monkey. I think he's staring at...us."-
Oh My Cloud! My Poor Feelings! Jesus Clouds! You guys, if I'm alive is because it's physically impossible for a human to melt from sheer fictional character hotness!! My favorite character was and is Kaidan! It just was, such a ride to read every single scene in which he took even the slightless part! *I will never look at a freckle the same way again. NEVER IN MY LIFE!*
-I followed [character name] up the stairs, attempting to convince myself that having tea with a demon[...] was nothing to be scared about.-
My Weaknesses: The tittle, Oh my GOD! The tittle was in the book!!! It was literally mentioned. I was seriously doubting that it would happen because even though I think the tittle goes really well with the whole story, I still didn't see any break in the dialogue or the general story-writing in which it could be said but oh my CLOUDS! Guys be ready! When you least expect it... BOOM! Sweet Evil! So, tittle in the book as it is on it. The cover, I have to admit at first I wasn't such a huge fan of the cover because of the girl's dress. I don't know what got into me that first time but later on I got a REALLY good look at it, and the bright side vs. the dark side? PERFECTION! You'll see the meaning of it throughout the whole reading!
-This guy was sexy like it was his job or something.-
An amazing fresh take on the classic Angels/Demons stories, filled of addictive yummyness and dangerous pleasures. Believe me when I tell you, when you read this book giving into temptation will seem like the most awesome thing you could ever do and you'll wonder why you hadn't done so before!
IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. TOO SAD TO BE HAPPY. TOO HAPPY TO BE SAD......
AND... IT'S THE HAPPIEST SAD BOOK I HAI don't even know how to review this :'(
IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. TOO SAD TO BE HAPPY. TOO HAPPY TO BE SAD......
AND... IT'S THE HAPPIEST SAD BOOK I HAVE EVER READ IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
if I could give it a MILLION stars... I would :'( why oh why, do we have to settle for the standard 5/5???
*UPDATE* The characters-scenery: When one is presented with such complex and unique characters, there is NOTHING, nothing that one could add about them in a review. But let me just tell you a BIT~hello sarcasm hehehe~about the amazing characters that author, Brodi Ashton created...
When you pick the book up and start reading you're immediately sucked into a really detailing scenario and you feel exactly, what main character Nikki, feels and sees. Her emotions are raw even though she doesn't wear them under her sleeve or on her face by reading from her POV you definitely FEEL with and for her.
I also fell in love, HARD, with a male character. And this time I don't think it's the bad guy... At least not that I know of... YET... But Jack is simply, deeply and amazingly REAL and so very very broken. I have a really soft spot for the broken ones, specially the broken ones that don't give up on the thing that broke them in the first place.
And Cole, I firstly LOVED Cole to such extent that it was kind of crazy. But get this, HE IS A MUSICIAN and isn't love better with a little harmony to go with it? He is, what you would call, utter temptation, without him tempting you at all but YOU thinking about what would it be like to just... Give in and try something different, something less hurtful, something, new.
All the other characters were amazing. Each and every single one of them giving to the story while also playing an important role of their own. I was specially drawn to Nikki's relationship with her dad... That just struck a little too close to home but that was the GOOD thing, I was in tears almost every single scene in which her dad came into view!
And the WHOLE place or non-place where the story is set is so creepy and dark but yet also real, as in the place ON THIS SIDE OF LIFE in which Nikki and Jack live and the dark place being the Everneath or well, the part that we got to see or got even a glimpse of.
-Five months since the one person who knew all my dreams disappeared forever.-
The Plot: I really have nothing more to say than, WOW! This girl is FIERCE even when she's so easily broken and driven to the shadowy and dark side of herself, the purpose, the goals, everything she wants to achieve... She fights and fights HARD she doesn't want to give up and she certainly doesn't want, maybe? To give in... Cole is a really delicious & safe out from the disaster that her life has become and having only 6 months to do everything right for the last time kind of gives a girl a little of a, we will call it, PANICKY personality.
I mean it though, I cried so hard and laughed and smiled and just simply fell deeply and even more deeply in love with the whole, I don't even know what to call it but PLOT kind of doesn't do this book justice...
Right to the point, torturous, heartbreak-filled are some of the adjectives that I'd use to describe this book.
-"Becks, remember the first time we met?[...] "You mean, the time you nearly beheaded me with a baseball?"-
Oh My Cloud! My Poor Feelings: I never thought I'd see the day or the book, in this case, in which I'd connect so much with a non-contemporary book. The only book that has gotten to me in such a level before was Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and I felt so broken then, but this time. This time I was taken to whole new levels of broken, whole new levels of crying and heartbreak and whole new levels of darkness and tears. My still swollen eyes after 2 days of finishing this book being one proof of that.
My heart stopped several times while reading this, my thoughts scattered and didn't want to gather around and up when I finished the book... And now, even after God knows how many weeks since reading the book... Sitting here and trying to somehow do this book justice seems like a far-off thing that my subconscious is doing instead of my very own self.
If I could have this book's contents as wallpaper all over my room, believe me I'd do in on a heartbeat... But I LOVE my printed HB copy TOO much for that... Though I think it might not be a bad idea to print some of my favorite passages~how in the world am I ever going to manage that is beyond me, since the WHOLE FREAKING BOOK is ONE BIG AMAZING QUOTE!~we'll try, I can't give up that easily, not after reading Nikki's story.
-Strange that I'd recovered my laughter long before my tears.-
And let's finish with, My Weaknesses: Both were on this book. First, the tittle! The tittle is actually what the whole book revolves around, the Everneath and all that it implies, the Everneath and what could it mean, the Everneath and Cole's background, the Everneath and Nikki's future, the Everneath and Jack's fate... See? EVERYTHING has to do with it, so the tittle is IN the book as it is ON the book. Second, the cover! The cover describes the book perfectly. To the dot! lol. Plus is so gorgeous is okay to droll-I don't judge, I did so myself when I got my very in-real-life copy.-
-"Why do you keep coming back if you're not going to stay?"-
Brodi Ashton, wherever you are, if I, someday-somehow get to meet you... Beware of my hugs...
An amazing dark story written like a song and one that will forever live in my heart. The happiest saddest book I've ever read in my entire life!!!!!!! Don't miss the chance to read it! PLEASE!