Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil

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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'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?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062085611
  • 9780062085610
  • 145,346

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Embrace the Forbidden 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?show more

About Wendy Higgins

Wendy Higgins is the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Evil, Sweet Peril, and Sweet Reckoning, the first three books in the series, as well as Flirting with Maybe. She was born in Alaska and lived on five different military bases across the US. She attended George Mason University for her undergraduate degree in creative writing and Radford University for a masters in curriculum and instruction before becoming a high school English teacher. Wendy now lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband and children, writing full time.show more

Rating details

61,394 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 47% (28,712)
4 30% (18,463)
3 15% (9,362)
2 5% (2,939)
1 3% (1,918)

Our customer reviews

I absolutely loved this book, I thought it was much more unique than others and had an interesting plot and KAIDAN IS TOTALLY H-O-T-T!!!! ahaha, you'll understand when you buy this worthwhile novel. I always believe that no novel will ever change your life for the worse, even if you don't enjoy the book, you can always learn a few new words or new jokes or new ways to treat people! You can't lose! I think this book is the perfect romance novel!show more
by Olivia
Favourite Quote: "The mind is it's own place, and in itself can make a heaven a hell, a hell of heaven." I've heard quite a few good things about this book and decided to check it out...and I really liked it! 4/5 stars from me! The was a couple of things that held me back from giving it a full 5/5 stars. First being the main character Anna who was far to na�???????????�???????????�???????????�??????????�?????????�????????�???????�??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¯ve and innocent (I know that's how she's supposed to be, still really irritated me). To me she was not portrayed as a strong heroine, and I felt little connection to her. The other thing that kind of bothered me was the formation of the love triangle! I hate them. Enough Said. Onto the things I did like such as Kaidan. I just loved him, a great example of a bad boy. Cannot wait to read more about him! Other side characters like Jay, Marina, Ginger and Anna's father were all good characters who had different sides to them, I actually felt more connected to them than I did to Anna. The plot was really good, I loved how the author didn't shy away from all the different addictions known in the world, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex etc. She actually used it for much of the world building and the portrayal of demons. A very unique concept. For me there wasn't much action in the book, it more about the information needed for the reader to understand the world. This didn't bother me at all, I found everything about the angels/demons very interesting and I'm sure in future novels there will be a lot more action. Overall I would recommend this book to everyone even if you don't like angels/demons, this book has a different take on them so give it a try!show more
by brookexx
SWET EVIL is so forbiddingly well written that I can't imagine anyone ever setting this book aside for more than a few minutes after starting it. Well, I needed to for bathroom and kitchen breaks, but believe me, I would have read straight on from beginning to end if that was possible. Anna is one heroine I could almost 100 % identify with. A very rare occurance. She's the good girl, shy and very emotional about everything. That Anna is one of a kind adds thrill and curiosity to the story. She is angel and demon all at once. Having an angelic mother and a demonic father. Everything's new to her and she has yet to find her destiny and place in life. How evil does she have to be to survive the Dukes constant supervision and how much evil might kill the goodness that makes her the person she is? Kaidan, our male protagonist, is pure dynamite. Erasing every other book boy from my dreams. Well, as the son of Pharzuph he knows how it's done. Ladies, get ready to be expertly seduced! Kaidan Rowe is attractive, sexy and even if he would never admit it, he has a heart and is very capable of using his brain and not only..yeah, you know. The contrast between Anna and Kaidan is enormous at first look. He is the bad boy, having to have as much sex as possible to please his demonic father of lust. Anna is the angelic good girl. You'll see them being together is an explosive combination. Anna will be tested and also Kaidan has to face who he really is. I like how much Wendy Higgins extracts from her characters and gifts to us readers. Her characters are made of awesome! There was one teeny tiny thing that bugged me though. Wendy Higgings incorporated a few German sentences, which I really appreciate. More foreign languages in YA English books, please! But somehow the phrase got mixed up and wasn't translated correctly. I guess it just slipped through the edits. What would SWEET EVIL be wihout the big evil? Wendy Higgins spins a story of sins and acts of kindness. Goodness battleling evil. So there's no way round meeting the various Dukes of sin and all the bad in the world. Quite entertaining I say. Expect to read a lot about inappropriate behaviour, much cussing, cheating, sleeping around etc. There's a list of the Dukes and their offspring at the end of the book, so don't worry if you can't remember all the names and attributes after their first mention. Up until a few days ago Wendy Higgins hadn't been sure if there would be another book in the SWEET EVIL series. The news: Harper signed her for a trilogy. So there will be two more books after SWEET EVIL!! I can hardly contain my excitement. THE VERDICT SWEET EVIL - A seductively delicious treat! This book was so much more than I'd hoped it would be. Kaidan and Anna's connection is sizzling hot. The entire cast is so brazenly charismatic and wonderful. The challenge to ever get that book out of my mind is on! It's a real joy for sinners and a dare for saints! SWEET EVIL makes you want to be both!show more
by MissPageTurner
If you like books when realationships are builoding up during time...when you hopefully like this one. said it take so long time to book 2.show more
by Maria Winsten
Right from the get go Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins had me on the edge of my seat. It's been awhile since I've had that "Oh my god! What's gonna happen next? I can't wait for more!" feeling. Especially right from page one, but Sweet Evil was so fantastic I couldn't not read late into the night. I didn't want to put the book down. Sweet Evil was definitely not what I was expecting. It's like, if The Mortal Instruments and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour had a really hot baby, that baby would be Sweet Evil. It's got all the elements of a truly entertaining read. A strong heroine who doesn't know who she really is, a sexy, sexy bad boy love interest, and an edgy and unique twist on angels and demons. I loved the mythology Higgins built in Sweet Evil. The idea of certain demons being allowed to take possession of human bodies to cause destruction in the human world isn't exactly new, but the way Higgins writes it is original and very entertaining. It's also pretty scary. I think this was my favorite use of Nephilim in a story ever. I loved their history and their roles in demon society. I felt really bad for the Nephilim too (or at least some of them anyway). Anna and Kaidan's relationship was sizzling, right from their very first encounter. Anna is the ultimate good girl, while Kaidan acts like the ultimate bad boy. I feel like throughout this series those roles might waver a little bit. They're both really amazing characters, whether they are together or apart. Anna does get a little stalker-ish from time to time, but it was done in a very realistic way. I imagine more than one girl will look at Anna's behavior and cringe knowing that they acted similar at one time or another. (Hot boys tend to bring out the wacky in us!) And poor Kaidan. You'd think a rock star half-demon would love having a job like "lust" (basically sleeping with different girls every night), but watching Kai struggle with his job and his feelings for Anna is painful. I love me a good forbidden love story and Sweet Evil definitely delivers on that front. While their relationship is a big part of the story, it's also about Anna learning her lot in life. Her situation is difficult and pretty unbelievable and I probably wouldn't handle it with half as much grace as Anna does. I thought she was a very relatable character and I can only imagine how awesome she'll be as she grows throughout the series. Sweet Evil was an all around fantastic read that I urge everyone to read. It's a must read for fans of Cassandra Clare. It will hook you from the very first page and not let you go until the very last. And oh that ending! You will be a total wreck until the sequel, Sweet Hope, comes out. Or, at least, I will be!show more
by Pretty In Fiction
I discover the book one day by accident I must say while I was surfing Goodreads for books and this pop up in front of me. I have a thing I Suppose with Angels and Demons stories and the moment I saw this I just knew I had to read it and pre order it already. Called me crazy but my guts worked fine in the past And I knew I had to to get it to my hands to read. Anna is a 16 years old Southern girl who was always able to see emotions as colors to other people. She always tried to hide it and live with it so that is why She called her self as a weirdo. One night her best friend Jay insist to go to a club so they can promote Jay new songs to a band who was supposed to play there and while they are in the club Anna meets something unusual and something odd to her : She meets Kaidan the drummer of the band and... She notice that Kaidan doesn't have any auras around him and she is totally shocked with it because it's the first time something like her happens to her. Out story begins from here. I finished the book yesterday and over all I can be honest and say that it was very fun to read and I really enjoy it. Anna was a little bit too good and nicely to me but as the story continues we see a lot how she struggle to deal between her inner good and dark side (she thought she didn't had?) and the relevelation of the true identify of their parents and what her role supposed to be. I really liked the other characters too. Jay was hilarious and Patti as an adopted mother was just amazing, you could feel her love towards Anna and how she feel about him. The main triangle is this book is filled with 2 characters : Kaidan and Kopano. At the first half it is all about Kaidan and I mean literally all about Kaidan. Kaidan is the bad boy everyone warn you not to step by. And as always when you hear a warning like this you always go to that direction and Anna was not the exception after all. I really really wanted to like him which I did but I really wanted to slap him and get rid of him with how the behavior and his attitude in all books. There were some moments that you would be able to see his humanity and how he really tries but the thing that really made me off in some parts was his ''work'' .... Kopano in the other hand was introduced to us to the second half of the book. He is really sweet and cute despite his ''work'' or his past. Imagine a male version of Anna and here we have Kopano... Unfortunately there are not so many stuff about Kopano and I am really looking forward to read more about him in the second book. I guess there was a reason. In the other hand there was some tiny flaws that It got my concern like there is a strong religions aspect, maybe because I am not that religious person I don't know, but Wendy created a very interesting story with an equal light and dark side. And speaking of dark side the second half of the book when the main storyline kicks and the Dukes coming into and the War and that stuff is what it made the book awesome in the end. Dear Wendy please You gave me the chills in the end of the book with using Germans commands aka insults... Das war genial.. Over all i cant wait to read the second book!!show more
by Maria Mentzelidi
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