Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series will be drawn to Wendy Higgins's sexy, thrilling Sweet Evil series.
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She'...more
Oh, wow. Loved this book. Angel books are hard to do and this one is the best. And Kaidan? Can I lick him? Heck, I'll lick Wendy. Okay. Maybe shouldn't have written that. This is why I don't do reviews. Le sigh.
Sweet Evil is the most idiotic book I’ve read this year. And I mean it. I totally mean it. I could tell I was going to regret getting it since page one.
Running had become my new pastime five weeks ago, after I’d read how my body is the “temple of my soul.” Healthy temple: check.
Ok, it’s not THAT bad but I still had a feeling deep down ...more
Yes, Sweet Evil does put an original spin on all the angel/demons/nephilim stories that are out there. But nevertheless, this does not alter the fact that it’s still complete and utter rubbish. The sheer amount of ridiculousness in this 464 pages long novel is dumbfounding. I spent a great deal of time laughing in disbelief or growling in frustration because of it.
The characters are as one dimensional as a stick figure. Their behavior is odd (I don’t know of a single person who talks and acts l ...more
Guys, never in my life, have I ever something as shitty, annoying and fucking petty as this fucking book. This book made me want to cut my fucking eyeballs out and cry in annoyance and frustration. Never have I read a book this horrible, that I was to the point where it physically hurt me to turn a ...more
“...but even the devout have weaknesses. The demons have to take different measures with different cultures, because some are more accepting of sin, while others are stricter. It’s all a matter of semantics and presentation. They come up with ingenious ways to promote pain and apathy, kind of like marketing schemes. Seek pleasure. Eat, drink, and be merry. Carpe diem.”
Anna is ideal student and equivalent of a good girl. She never lies, because even small harmless lie makes ...more
Review coming soon! As soon as we get the cover art! Reviews aren't cool without pretty cover art to go with them. :D Love you, Wendy!
Wendy...can I have permission to shake my bum in everyone's faces? Please! Please! I am anyway! *shakes bum in everyone's faces* Muahaha! Okay, so yes, Wendy's one of my best friends, and yes, I got to Beta read this awesome book, but no, I will not lie in my reviews. So when I say it's awesome, I mean it!
Wendy comb ...more
*Note after writing the review: I know I said I'm not writing a hateful rant but I did get a bit hateful on the characters, just a heads-up!*
I did think it was ridiculous, but I was e ...more
First things first, this book may have a healthy helping of the sweet but it certainly delivered the evil with that cliff hanger ending. I need to get my hands all over book two in this series and luckily for me it's available to instant one-click. What a likeable, interesting and addictive young adult read. Wendy Higgins is an author who had a tale to tell and has shared it well. Packed to the brim with action, self discovery and a simmering attraction between good and ...more
Seriously Ms. Wiggins I don't know how you do it but you made my legs like jelly again!
I love Kaidan's POV. I hope that there will be more shorts on his POV. :)
How can I have just read this now? Thank you Pang for letting me know about these shorts!
“What are you going to do?”
“Nothing that would compromise your virtue and have Patti hunting me down.”
If an angel and t ...more
You know why I love reading? It’s because of books like this! This book seriously blew me away with it’s epic awesomness! Remember last week when I was raving and fangirling over Of Poseidon? Be aware, this will happen again, right now!
*takes a deep breath*
A Tale of Goodness and Evil, packed with an Epic Love Story
Sweet Evil is a story about evil and an epic forbidden love story! Anna was always able to see the aura of other people and she knew she was differ ...more
First of all, I'm going to say this is not a bad book. It has a lot of flaws (Come on, every book has its flaws and merits.), but it also has a interesting take on angels, nephilim, and demons. That's probably the only thing I was looking forward to reading Sweet Evil. Sweet Evil was a very frustrating read and I mean the-hair-pulling-and-throwing-the-book-across-the-wall-frustration.
First, I had some problems with the characters. (Actually, minus tha ...more
Anna Whitt can see everyone's emotions, she can see and feel their feelings. Whatever that may be. It used to make her vulnerable but that's just history now. She ...more
“...there is no way of truly knowing one’s heart until one is put to the test.”
⚠ Rewritten the review.
This book didn't work out for me. Seriously, the hell did i just read? It was so wrong, and on so many levels. I have no other idea how to say this. But this book is just wrong. I wanted to love this book, but we were not meant to be.
☑ world building and idea in general
☒ Characters, especially Anna. Although, for everyone else, mo ...more
I must be masochistic. I knew how much I hated this, and yet I still managed to will myself and complete the book. Now, I’ve learnt an invaluable lesson from this: don’t get carried away when a friend slogans the book as “the best thing I’ve ever read”. It’s like flipping a coin; you’ve got a fifty-fifty chance. You either love it and spend the rest of eternity fist-pumping your friend, or you will hate it and entertain yourself with dreams of flushing the story out of your mind, never mentionin ...more
One of my favorite things about Sweet Evil is the world building. She took a very simple, basic concept and twisted it into something brand new and refreshing! Throughout the book, I couldn't help but think, "What if this ...more
Where to start... Well, I'd like to say first of all, that this was disappointing. I was expecting way more out of this book from the positive reviews I've been seeing all over the net. Some of you may know that I hardly ever down a book. But this just didn't cut it for me. It had definite flaws all throughout the book that were cliche and just downright frustrating.
As for the history/plot in the book, I think it was the only thing that kept me re ...more
first reread: September 11 - 17, 2016
first reread review: I actually enjoyed it a lot more the second time around. And I am going straight into book 2! yay!
original review: Not sure of a rating....its hovering somewhere between 3 and 4....so lets just say 3.5 and call it good.
I am not really sure on a review. My feelings for this book are all jumbled up inside my head at the moment. I didn't love this book. I didn't find it amazing, I didn't find myself wrapped up ...more
I love Wendy Higgins's take on the nephilieum genre. Having each person belonging to a sin - which isn't limited to the seven deadly sins and having to work for their fathers.
I love Belial (Anna's father) he reminds me of a tough biker dude with a soft spot for Anna and her mother.
Overall I'm definitely on team Kaiden! I do like Kopano as well but he has nothing on Kaiden
Thank you Wendy, thank you for releasing this Sweet Evil Extra #2. I can now say that I am officially in love with a fictional character. Thanks to you Wendy Higgins. Thank you.
*Steps off soapbox*
I LOVE YOU KAIDAN!!!!
PD: I knew it! he loves her!! I knew it!!...lalalalala..lalalala...
OH DEAR GOD!!!
I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT!! KAIDAN LIKES ANNA. KAIDAN LOVES ANNA!! *singing the happy song*
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!! with all my heart,body,brain,interna ...more
Can I start this review by saying that I'm totally fangirling right now? I love it so much! And I therefore conclude that Kaidan Rowe is my new book boyfriend!
Oh my God.. It's so hard to think of better words to describe my feelings for this book. First off, I really had high expectations with it since it has high ratings here in GR. Guess what? It actually exceeded my expectations. ...more
One word can sum up this whole book for me: Captivating
As I started this book I thought it be about an angel falling in love, Wendy Higgins quickly throws anything I might of had about this book out the window and created an amazing tale of a young Nephilim, Anna Whitt, who doesn't know what she is, only that her senses are super hype, and she's able to see and feel emotions. Until she meets a drummer (stud muffin) Kaidan Rowe and everything she knows is turned on her head and the life she mu ...more
Um.. I might edit them soon.
I don’t know what to say about this gift. I know just I f*love it. This is PERFECT gift for me on Oct * Halloween month *. I don’t know before that Kai is very painful...
Tell you the truth, when I read this, I cry more than when I read Halloween scene in Sweet Evil. I felt prickle. I cry, cry and cry as if crazy. I want to know so bad ‘ Wendy! Were you cry while you writing this ? ’ Oh.. my lord… My heart t ...more
Now I feel that a thank you is in order. Thank you to everyone on twitter that tweeted me about this AMAZING book! You were all right! Incredibly right! This was definitely my kind of read!
I got the romance I craved, the ever so swoon worthy Kaidan to pine over, and a sto ...more
Can I be really annoyingly specific and say 4.45/5? ;)
I read a quote in this book that simply resonated with me and, I felt described the deeper meaning of every other word that was written on these pages:
"The mind is its own place, and in itself
can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven"
I loved this book, and the reason it's only getting 4 stars is because I strongly believe the other two novels in this trilogy will be even bette ...more
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After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school Eng ...more
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“I assure you she’ll be in good hands.”
“Mm-hm, that’s part of what I’m worried about.” She pointed at his hands. “Hands off, mister.”