Title: Sweet Evil
Written by Wendy Higgins
Read by Erin Mallon
Series: The Sweet Trilogy #1
Published by HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 1st 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
Source: Los Angeles Public Library
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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 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?
I really don’t know how to review this book. I initially borrowed it because I was intrigued by the premise – the heroine is a daughter of a Fallen Angel and a Guardian Angel and falls in love with a son of a Fallen Angel. Sadly, I was wrong. Let me start by enumerating the things that I didn’t like about this book.
- Anna Whit was sickeningly sweet. Okay, so just because you were a daughter of a Guardian Angel doesn’t mean that you have to be a goody-two-shoes and one really really sweet that it borders on annoyance?! Heck, she was also a daughter of a Fallen Angel so that should negate some of her goodness, right? Anyway, I just saw her as too perfect to be a real person and a teenager at that.
- Stepmom, Patti is very concerned about daughter but then allows said daughter to go on a road trip with certified bad boy. I mean, Patti is a stickler for propriety BUT she allowed her daughter to go on a road trip WITHOUT chaperone with her underage daughter and she warns the boy to keep her virtue intact? There is definitely something wrong with that.
- Anna was just annoying as hell. Yes, she really was. When she was playing bad, I didn’t see her as bad. Her antics was just cringe worthy.
- Kaidan Rowe. Yes, I admit he is described as a hunk and is very dreamy. But please, he goes out and gets laid every freaking night with a different girl just because he has to do his job as the son of the Lord of Seduction (or Lord of Sex or something) while he is falling for Anna?! I find that really offensive. There were quite a few times where Anna caught him with another girl and despite being hurt she just shrugs it off.
- Kaidan is an emancipated minor. Riiiight.
All in all, I had a hard time finishing the book but because I was listening to it, I was able to tune out the boring stuff.
Narrated by Erin Mallon, I found the book uninteresting. The Southern accent that she used for Anna was annoying as hell. But then again, Anna was annoying as hell, so I really can’t blame the narrator for that, right? Unfortunately, I wasn’t hooked, her reading apart from Anna’s accent was okay. I was able to finish the audiobook, though so that is a plus.