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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 16 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?

©2012 Wendy Higgins (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great YA twist on Angels (Nephilim)

I definitely enjoyed this story. Definitely a different take on angels and demons. A very enjoyable YA.

16 year old Anna Whitt is a good girl who doesn't know much about her parentage other than she was adopted. So grateful for her adoptive mother Patty, that Anna always did what she was supposed to do. She made good grades, didn't drink or do drugs and always strived to be honest. Anna was "special" or "weird as others called her but she tried her best to fit in. Anna could tell people's moods because she saw their aura. Also, Anna remembered being born and all the words spoken from her mother's womb. She knew she was something more than human, but she didn't know what.

One day, she went to hear a local band with her best friend Jay, and there for the first time she met someone, drummer Kaidan Rowe, who didn't have a visible aura. Anna had finally met someone like her. she felt inexplicably drawn to the Kaiden and she knew he had answers to help her unlock the truths about herself.

Kaiden opened her eyes to world of Nephilims. Kaiden showed her how to unlock her five senses which were heightened due to her heritage as a daughter of a fallen angel (demon) and an angel.
Anna learns that the earth was divided under the rule of 12 Dukes of Hell. Each Duke specialized in a specific sin and worked to tempt the citizens in their area to indulge in that particular sin. Anna's father, Belial, was the Duke of Substance Abuse--both Drugs and Alcohol. Thus, his daughter Anna was required to influence people to use and abuse substances.
Likewise, Kaiden's father as the Duke of Lust, and Kaiden was required to work in his father's region promoting lust.

But something happens between Anna and Kaiden, and it causes them to fight their particular nature. But it is hard, very hard to go against your nature!

I listen to this book in one sitting. Engaging, but such angst and Kaiden and Anna clearly wanted each other. Love is a good emotion, so I can see why it is forbidden to them. Great world building. I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Victoria
  • Manukau, New Zealand
  • 02-25-13

Finally a Fresh Paranormal!

What did you love best about Sweet Evil?

The story was superb, the characters had depth and the narrative brought them to life

What other book might you compare Sweet Evil to and why?

Die for me, refreshingly has nothing to do with vampires!

What about Erin Mallon’s performance did you like?

Her emotive story telling drags you in and her voice is melodic and musical

Any additional comments?

Awesome listening! I can't wait for the next installment of the trilogy

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Angels vs Demons... eventually

Would you consider the audio edition of Sweet Evil to be better than the print version?

Only because of the accents. Except that the European accents were pretty terrible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hmm probably Copano. He just seems so chill. And if he likes Anna, then that works for me.

Have you listened to any of Erin Mallon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't and I don't know if I particularly enjoyed her performance of this. Maybe I just don't like southern accents.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me roll my eyes a lot. And worry for Anna a bit, but other than that, nope.

Any additional comments?

The last two or three chapters, things finally got interesting and fun. But then it ended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • trish
  • Southaven, MS, United States
  • 01-14-13

Great Story and fun escape!

What did you like best about this story?

Fun, Sexy, and Sweet! The love story! I wanted to keep listening all night.

Which character – as performed by Erin Mallon – was your favorite?

Anna

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Great Escape!!

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  • Elizabeth
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • 12-31-12

DEF A HUGE PAGE TURNER THAT YOU'LL LOVE!

This book was so much more than I had expected. I got it on a wim but once picking it up I could not set it bacck down again. It has enough intreag, action and romance to keep you happpy. It also gives a new twist on the urban/fanticy world that is so popular. I loved the charactors and the narators take on them even more. She is one of the best narators I have heard in a while. I really hope this is a series and if so will be first in line for the second book. Give this a try if you love fanticy, romance and a girls discovery of herself, new friends and a first love.

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Great Listen

If you could sum up Sweet Evil in three words, what would they be?

Amazing, intense, and addicting.

What other book might you compare Sweet Evil to and why?

I wouldn't really compare it to any other, it's in a realm of its own.

What about Erin Mallon’s performance did you like?

She puts life into all the voices, and I enjoyed all the accents, she did an excellent job.

Any additional comments?

Loved this book, can't wait for more from Wendy Higgins. I really recommend this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Pretty good...

What did you like best about Sweet Evil? What did you like least?

I like that the main character pretty much stayed good. I like a character with principles and morals. The book was entertaining without with having to push limits.

I didn't like all of the discussions on Kaidan's sex life. This book is geared towards teens and although I know Kaidan is supposed to be the epitome of a bad boy, I thought there was too much of him being a seducer. There's no way I'd be attracted to a guy that I knew was out having sex with other girls everyday and who's main focus is to get a girl naked.

If you’ve listened to books by Wendy Higgins before, how does this one compare?

This is the first I've read or listened to.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Being from the south and having an actual southern accent, I found her accent to be over the top. I added this narrarator to my "do not listen" list. I got used to it and finished it and I'm even interested in the next book when it comes out, but I'll probably read it instead of listening.

Could you see Sweet Evil being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Nah, the story is okay, but not compelling enough for filming.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful