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’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.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
Let’s talk about Sweet Evil, shall we?
This is one of those books that it seemed like everyone in the blogosphere was just totally raving about. Just like, crazy in love with this book. Ha, I thought. I’ll bet I’ll be the one person who doesn’t like it. As it turns out, I was wrong. I did like it. But I’m not completely head over heels with it the way a lot of people are.
For one thing, I just can’t do angels. I don’t know why. I really don’t. I love Castiel on Supernatural and I liked the whole angels storyline they had going on that show, but with the exception of Daughter of Smoke and Bone I really just can’t get into books about angels. So there’s that. And technically that shouldn’t really be a complaint here because these particular angels are fallen. They lean more toward the demon side than the angel side, so that was a point in Sweet Evil’s favor. I do love evil creatures.
But here’s the thing – Kaiden. Everyone loves him. Everyone but me. Don’t get me wrong, I empathized with him. I could even see how Anna would be totally into him. But you guys, he was a MAN WHORE. Granted he was compelled into it by his father and that totally sucks the big one for him, but still. Man Whore. He’s the Deuce Bigalow of the fallen angel world. He’s like a doorknob, if you know what I mean. And no matter how dangerously attractive a guy is, no matter how he’s obviously into you, there comes a point where you have to really take into account how many places that equipment has been. He was an awesome character, don’t get me wrong. But I couldn’t get all twitterpated over him.
Anna comes off initially as kind of a joyless buzzkill. She’s just absurdly naive and it makes her seem even younger than she is. She grew on me as the book went on and it was cool watching her mature as she learned about her heritage and what was expected of her. And her dad. OMG. Let’s just say that if there is a guy in the book I can see getting all twitterpated over, it’s him. He’s an awesomely bad man.
Lest it sound like I didn’t like the book, I did. Quite a bit. But with all of the rave reviews that have been posted I didn’t want to just add more of the same. I am definitely interested in reading the sequel, particularly considering how this one ended.