I really really wanted to like and love this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. The female main character seems to have a brain that functions likeI really really wanted to like and love this book but I couldn't. I just couldn't. The female main character seems to have a brain that functions like that one of a man instead of a woman. 90% of the book she's thinking about sex, about how to do Remy, about not being able to sleep because she can't stop picturing him naked, all that's on her mind is her and Remy naked together. That's the only thing she seems to care about. And her voice, the writing style of the author made me not care for her at all. She seemed a bit vain though with a good heart, I just, with all the rambles going on in her mind plus the way the author made her sound, add to that the fact that the book is written in her POV. Yeah, I'm not crazy about her. And if I know one thing it is that, when an author can't make the reader care for their characters, in this case the main one, it leaves a lot to be said.
I might be the only one that didn't like the book but really, with all the NA coming out lately I really wanted this one to be up there with the other amazing authors that have made me cry, laugh, get all hot and bothered and that definitely made me care for their characters. Sadly, that wasn't the case.
I also found some minor editing errors but they can easily be ignored so not much to worry on the editing department.
The only reason as to why I have the book 1 star instead of none is because of Remington himself. I think he was the only complex character, the only one that I felt was real and the only one I cared about. He definitely is the only reason I kept reading this book because I wanted to know what happened to him in the end. And I'm so happy I could read a bit inside his mind right at the end of the book.
If the book had been told from his perspective I know I would have loved it but no Brooke, sorry but I couldn't make myself care nor keep up with her story.
As for my weaknesses, the book cover? Amazingly, the book cover goes perfectly well with the whole story, it suits it and it is in the book as much as it is on it. And the book tittle? Yes!!! It was in and on the book as well! So that's why I gave it the other star!
If you want a somewhat quick read about a boy who is damaged (yummmm) and amazing and dark and sweet and a woman who apparently can't get over how hot this guy is and can't stop imagining him taking her, him being hers, him fudging her, and sex is all that's on her mind 24/7 when she's near said guy then by all means, read this book.
But if you are looking for an amazing and truly beautiful story, I'm sorry but don't look for that in this book.
I feel I'm being so harsh and everything, I've never been so harsh on a book but the book came so highly recommended and everyone seems to love it? What? Maybe it is me, maybe it isn't but this book definitely wasn't for me and I most certainly won't be recommending it....more
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!
~When Blue Skies Are Scorched Are They Still the Same Skies?~
I mean, seriously? Is there anything more I have to add to that taken-from-the-book->sentence/question/ ~When Blue Skies Are Scorched Are They Still the Same Skies?~
I mean, seriously? Is there anything more I have to add to that taken-from-the-book->sentence/question/ above to make you understand and to just express how AMAZING and HEARTBREAKING and DOWNTOTHEPOINT this book is? Samantha, once again. You blew my mind away not just with the tittle of the book, which let me tell you IS INSIDE THE BOOK AND DOES REPRESENT the story, as presented above, and all those who know me know that THAT fact is just PERFECTION to me, but is also the perfect tittle for this book! Oh, boy. Where to start? Where to start? Maybe with Charlie? Or Jai? Or Ari? Or why not, the Red King?
This book broke my heart so many times, made my breath caught so many times...My brain was all over the place trying to make my mind catch up with all the facts and heartbreaks and betrayals and truths and lies and sentences~not the writing kind~ and deaths...yes people...DEATHS *-*, while also trying to make my heart mourn, laugh, cry, smile, gasp, cry again, drool~yes, there was a lot of drooling in this book~ tear up, scream, yell, laugh again, and cry and cry either of happiness or rage don't ask me because by now...I'm too far gone to be precise with my answer.
~"...I didn't react. I didn't react because by then I was kind of numb to you hurting me."~
Ari finds herself once again in the face of not just ONE enemy but two or more...and she's tired, tired of being on the run, of trying to be and feel good enough, of being hunted; she wants to stop running, she wants to stop trying and, she wants to HUNT. She's not in a good place, she feels more alone than ever, even when she finds herself surrounded by more people 'helping and willing to protect her'.
~"Dance with me properly or I'm going to kick you in the nuts."~
Jai isn't in a good place either, he wants to prove to his father that he can be professional when duty calls but he also feels...too drawn and too weak while being near Ari. So...he has to choose...between what he thinks he needs and what he truly needs. And as if trouble with his family isn't enough, it appears that someone is aiming for him and not in the crush-way...but literally...aiming ~bulls eye~.
~"Terrifyingly lovely isn't she..."~
Charlie is as broken as ever. Even more so now that his feelings are in the open. But, apparently he is stronger than he thinks he is. He has~find for yourslef~and he wants to use it even knowing the consequences and the downside of it.
~"You're such a girl." "Well my bra certainly thinks so."~
Let me just have some words about The Red King, I have ZERO-NONE-NADA-CERO-ZIP idea if he is: a liar, a good king, a bad king, a good person, a bad person, a good uncle, a bad uncle OR if: he is one of the good guys, he is one of the bad guys, does he even FEEL or is it all acting? OMG! Samantha really has me guessing and guessing even after almost a week of having read the book, I just want to pick it up once again and see if I missed any hints that might have an answer to my never-ending questions. And I don't even want to start on my new favorite NEW character...lol nope, I'm not telling you who that is~muahahaha~
I know there are tons of things I left out while writing the review and forgive me for it, but there are just so many things going on and I loved each and every single one of them. And I'd love to continue on and on but this review is long enough already so just read the books and see, I promise you won't regret it!
~I'd stop my heart to give yours the beat.~
So, concluding. I'm lost. WHO is the BAD guy? WHO is the GOOD guy? Is Charlie going to be okay? Jai & Ari? And OMG! BEWARE of surprises...I literally had my mouth open for more than a minute when I discovered certain TRUTHS about certain DREAMS...my jaw still hurts. Of Course...How in the world is this going to have a good and happy solving? My brain is so frayed right now of trying to come up with ANY answer to all the problems and tasks to solve ahead is not eve funny!
~Can you hunt a hunter?~
I mean it when I say. Samantha Young you've become one of my favorite writers, not only for your too-good-to-be-true book tittles and book chapters and characters but for your amazing story. This is the second book of yours I've read and I'm just here sitting and asking myself...HOW IN THE WORLD O_O WHAT? WHEN? THIS? NO? YES? MY HEART? MY BRAIN? NO! That was just too amazing a read and I CANNOT wait to read the third book in the series. My heart goes out to Ari whom I loved even more in this book.
I give this book ON THE BLOG
10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book) = I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of.
Once Again --> T__T It seems to me that I have book angels *-* and one of them is you *___* Rachel @Fiktshun ~speechless~ I think a simple thank you isn't enough, but will have to do for now. AGAIN, one day...I just know... <3 ...more