Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
Published HarperTeen 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
If you have not read the first book in this series, Sweet Evil, do not continue with this post! There will be spoilers for the first book only. Go read this series! 🙂
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.
Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?
Yay! Second book! I loved the first book so much that I just had to pick this one up, almost immediately after.
First, I shall take a moment to fangirl over Anna and Kaidan…………moment over.
I loved Anna’s character development in this book. She really grew as a person, faced with new challenges and (oh no) the love triangle. However, she handled that really well. Unlike most love triangles, she was pretty much on one side the entire time, which made it easier to read. The character that really grew on me throughout the book was Kaidan. He’s a lot more vulnerable in this book, but it doesn’t loose anything from the first book. It just gets better. We meet a couple of new characters, Flynn and Zania, who are both children of other demons. I really like learning about all the different children and what they do. It also leads to the addition of some new settings – Australia and Saudi Arabia. It’s really fun how they are getting this group together to fight back.
The plot in this book is mostly based around the formation of this team. It was a little strange how it got started, but it was enjoyable to read as Anna and Kopono traveled around the world in search of these kids. The locations were all so much fun. The best part was when Anna met up with Kaidan and Blake again in Los Angeles. I loved the scene with Anna and Blake just hanging out. It really showed how she was making friends with these people and being accepted into the new community, while still keeping her relationship with Jay and Veronica. Now, she has graduated high school, so I am interested to see where her college life goes. Apparently she’s moving to Washington D.C. which sounds like a great change for the last book in the series. Which I am extremely excited for. At least it’s not too long of a wait!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t as exciting as the first book, but it really did great things for the character development.