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!