05 July 2013

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{Review} Sweet Peril - Wendy Higgins


Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy #2
Release Date: Apr 30 / 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
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?

After reading countless five stars reviews of Sweet Peril, I've decided it was time to pick up this pretty before I keep putting it off more.

In the second book, Anna begins working and polluting souls. She's still heartbroken and Kaidan Rowe is still the love of her life. She got a message from angels about a Prophecy involving a Nephilim then she finds herself travelling the world with Kopano to recruit other Nephilims to their cause.

I was expecting a lot from this book but I wasn't disappointed! The plot may be a bit lacking (they're just rounding up allies after all) but I found myself invested in the characters and the romance. War is brewing and Anna needs to stop worrying about her issues and just step it up to fight.

A question I had throughout this novel was, what was the so-called prophecy going to do for the Nephs? My questions wasn't answered in this novel but hopefully it will be in the third. The prophecy promised a second chance for all the Dukes but it never said what will happen to the Nephs. Do they get to keep living on Earth without the Dukes' control?

Gather allies for the cause introduces us to new characters. Zania and Flynn are new to the cause and I really like those two characters. Especially Zania. She's had a tough life and I really liked reading about all the difficulties in her life and how she has chose to overcome those and fight for the Nephilims.

A little bit on a spoiler side, but I gotta say I really liked the romance. At the end of the second book, was the love triangle somehow, eliminated?

This book definitely didn't disappoint. Even though I got more questions than answers, Sweet Peril was a stunning sequel to Sweet Evil. Pick this up if you've been putting it off! You won't regret it!

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8 comments:

  1. I haven't read the first book in this series, but I've heard some pretty good things about it. I'm glad this one didn't disappoint. :)

    Great review!
    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

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    1. You should definitely check out the series, Sydney!

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  2. Yes! It was eliminated. I never saw it as a love triangle in the first place but I was so glad that in this book, even a chance of future triangle was gone. Plus, I've always loved Kopano a little more than Kaiden, so I'm really happy with the direction his story is going. The prophecy is very incomplete and there are a lot of what ifs in it. I can't wait to read how it all ends for the Nephs. Awesome review, Ariella!

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    1. I equally love both Kope and Kai myself. But I do like that Kope stopped pining over Anna and decided to try and love someone else. I'm interested to see where the prophecy will go too!

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  3. I haven't started the series cause angel books aren't really my thing. But there's no love triangle anymore?? Awesome!

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    1. Yeah, I didn't really like the love triangle so I'm glad it's not there anymore!

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  4. I haven't checked out this series either, but I am planning too! Anna and Kaidan are really intriguing too! Great review Ariella :D

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    1. Hehe I love Kaidan <3 Swooning for him lol

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