Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins Review

Title: Sweet Peril
Author: Wendy Higgins
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Sweet Evil, book two
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Though not as good as its predecessor, Sweet Peril was a worthy sequel to Sweet Evil--it kept me on the edge of my seat!

I won this book on Goodreads in a first reads giveaway. Anna Whitt promised herself that she wouldn't corrupt souls, wouldn't do her father's work. But she'd been naive. Her survival instinct kicking in, Anna does whatever she has to to stay alive and under the radar--even if her morals happen to be torn to shreds. But soon a secret resurfaces, and she finds herself on a trip around the world with her fellow Neph, Kopano, to try and recruit for the coming conflict. Meanwhile, she tries to deal with her intense attraction--and love--for Kaidan--and she soon realizes that not even love may even be worth risking life and limb for.

What I enjoyed:
-The pacing of the novel was breakneck--I finished the book in a matter of hours
-Anna, and her change from sweet, innocent girl to a young woman with a kick-ass survival instinct, all the way to the end of the novel, but in love she retains her softness
-The epic quest that Anna and Kopano undertake, and I can't wait to see how the sequel turns out
-Kaidan, and his complicated relationship with Anna that at times made me want to scream
-The Neph that we meet along the way--particularly Zania and Flynn
-Anna's narrative
-The crazy tension between Anna, Kopano, and Kaidan
-The ending
-Kopano, Blake, Marna and Ginger, and the way they all seem to be like a quirky little family to Anna
-The promise of a sequel

What I didn't enjoy:
-At times both Kaidan and Anna made me want to scream, I was so frustrated

I really liked Sweet Peril--it was great, and I can't wait for the final book! Thanks Goodreads! Next on deck: The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny!

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