Monday, November 4, 2013

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins - ADVISABLE

Higgins, Wendy  Sweet Peril, 373 pgs.  HarperTeen, 2013.  $9.99  Content: Language: PG-13 (29 swears; 9 God); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.  

Anna is the daughter of a guardian angel and the Duke of substance abuse.  It is her job as a Nephilim (child of a demon), along with all other Nephilim to lead humans to sin; however, Anna has a pure heart and is having a hard time fulfilling her job.  The other demon dukes are suspicious of Anna since they are aware that she has guardian angels watching over her.  Anna is also in love with Kaidan, who is the Nephilim of the Duke of Lust, but their love is tried because it is forbidden among the demon dukes, Anna’s dad is encouraging her to be with someone else, and they also have to face the temptations of their father’s sins.  A prophecy is given that Anna must follow and she has to find allies in a dark world full of sin.  

This is the second book in the Sweet Evil trilogy and it is hard to put down.  Not only are the main characters well developed, but so are the minor characters.  The romance between Kaidan and Anna is intense.  The storyline is action packed and I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy.  I would have this book be essential, but the mature content is some steamy almost sex scenes that aren’t necessarily appropriate for all young adults, so it depends on the school.  

MS, HS-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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