Review of Epicness : Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Posted 30 April, 2012 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review / 65 Comments

Sweet Evil

Book I in the epic series
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Publication: May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen
Copy received from publisher
Get your own: amazon | B&N | IndieBound
Synopsis from goodreads


What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

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 will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

You know why I love reading? It’s because of books like this! This book seriously blew me away with it’s epic awesomness! Remember last week when I was raving and fangirling over Of Poseidon? Be aware, this will happen again, right now!

*takes a deep breath*

A  Tale of Goodness and Evil, packed with an Epic Love Story

Sweet Evil is a story about evil and an epic forbidden love story! Anna was always able to see the aura of other people and she knew she was different, yet she never knew why. It’s when she meets Kaidan … *pause*… that she begins to discover who and what she is. And… its not pretty!, it’s terrifying and shatters Anna’s world!

The whole story was fast paced, never boring and I especially loved the time frame. This first book spans around 8 month of Anna’s Life and it gives so much room for development which is what I especially loved! There is so much happening, yet never overwhelming. (Although, I was admittedly and constantly overwhelmed by Kaidan’s presence..)

Anna – sweet adorable innocent Anna!

Anna was such an incredible wonderful character and I wanted to hug her simply for being her. She’s the sweetest and nicest girl you can imagine, there is nothing considerably bad about her. You might say this sounds boring and stereotype much, yet it is simply Anna’s nature to be so sweet. It’s pure her and it feels utterly genuine and real. I loved Anna with her naivety and innocence and she as a character worked absolutely perfect for this story!! Anna never felt wrong to me and it’s due to Wendy Higgins talent that I fell in love with this adorable girl!


*fans self*  Kaidan …  *dies* 

Kaidan .. *pauses* is the perfect and exact opposite to Anna. He’s alluring, mysterious, thrilling and he is seductive. (*oh my… he’s Seductive with a Captial S) Oh and I should mention his british accent -*swoons*. He is one of those characters that instantly made an impression and you cannot turn away from him, being utterly fascinated by this boy the instant he enters to the stage! In all honesty, I have no words to describe the effect Kaidan had on me. He featured everything I love in paranormal novels including his outrageous attitude, seductive hotness, strong package and the promise that there is more inside him which needs to be discovered.

In Kaidan, there is no innocence, he’s the bad boys girl fall for and get broken. He uses girls, throws them away, yet he mostly comes out unscathed. Anna is the first girl who is not falling for his charm instantly – she’s simply not the girl who likes to play games. At the same time, Anna is the first girl that ever wants to look into his soul and his heart – something incredibly frightening for Kaidan. There is something about Anna that will  ruin everything he has ever believed in …

He was smoking hot. As in H-O-T-T, hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra-t-worthy. – Anna, Sweet Evil, ARC pg.10

Good gracious, he was sexy – a word that had no existed in my personal vocabulary until now.  – Anna, Sweet Evil, ARC, pg. 18

Love, steamy Hottness, Heartbreak, Butterflies and Tears… Tears and Tears

This whole story was incredible emotional and Wendy Higgins has this incredible talent to make you feel what their characters felt. I was right there with Anna, feeling her emotions instead of reading them, absorbing them and making them my own. THIS is why I read, this is what I want! I want to feel the butterflies when they kiss I want to feel the heartbreak and I want to shed tears with them! Sweet evil is all that and more! Moreover, Sweet Evil is incredibly sexy – it’s hot, it’s steamy yet it still stays suitable for an older YA readership. We never get too far, although this teasing was driving me nuts!

Bewitched Rating

*yes! it’s the magic rating of wonderment!* 

Bottom Line:

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins is a highly seductive read, with intense and memorable characters which will suck you into their tale and occupy your mind even after finishing the last page.  Anna is an adorable heroine perfect for a tale of good and evil and Kaidan is her perfect counterpart who will enter your dreams and won’t let you go!  *dies of this epicness* 



Additional Notes:

I had the incredible pleasure talking to Kaidan, and yes I embarrassed myself – much! So, please come back on Wednesday to meet Kaidan win a copy (yes of course we have a copy for you) and some swag! Seriously, you don’t want to miss this!  Also, I personally request this to be made an audiobook with non one else than Phil Gigante giving Kaidan his voice!

Book Trailer

And here is the awesome Trailer, but, I personally think the boy does look nothing like Kaidan!!!

Have a steamy start in the new week!

Much Love, yours

Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
You can also find me on goodreads. I’d love to get to know you so, don’t be shy and say Hello!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


65 Responses to “Review of Epicness : Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins”

  1. Oh my Dear! I so wish my copy arrives tomorrow!!!! kyaaaaaa!!! Now Im drooling ever before I start reading it!! OMG! Outstanding review my dear! I cant wait for this epic love story =9 (specially Kaidan huhuhu!!) I’ll make sure to have a box of kleenex right beside me by the end of the book XDD sniff!!
    Highly anticipating this one! thnx for sharing my sweet! =DDDD

    muah!! ^.^
    Natalia Belikov recently posted..My Dazzling Book Haul 30My Profile

    • I cross all my fingers and toes ( I promise to try…) that you get your book tomorrow!!!!! But, isn’t the excitement and anticipation awesome! I mean now you know that this is going to be EPIC *grins*

      Yep, take some Kleenex, although I have to say I’m an easy crier… 🙂
      Can’t wait to hear what you think!!!

      You done with Of Poseidon?!?!?
      Danny recently posted..Review of Epicness : Sweet Evil by Wendy HigginsMy Profile

      • My deaaaaaaaaar! I hope it arrives today! thanks for all the possitive energy you are summoning for me to get it soon XDDD. Im halfway through of Of Poseidon! =D I’ll probably finish it tonight ^__^ or tomorrow! Im loving! sooooo fun and hilarious =D I love authors with a great sense of humor ^_^

        I’ll get back to you once I finish it! yay! =D

        Have a beatiful day ^.^ lalalala
        Natalia Belikov recently posted..My Dazzling Book Haul 30My Profile

    • Ohh you did!?! YES: this book is a pre-order must have! I’m just so sad it’s not a hardcover… I really cannot believe they just release it as a paperback;(( Why?? I so wish to get a shiny hardcover….
      Sleep is totally overrated and … seriously if you spend some time with Kaidan..who needs sleep anyway?
      Danny recently posted..Review of Epicness : Sweet Evil by Wendy HigginsMy Profile

  2. You know, I really must stop reading your ARC reviews. They make me insanely jealous ! 😛
    I’ve heard so many great things about this one, I can’t wait to read it ! 😀
    Good thing I don’t have to wait long for the book, though ! 😀

    Awesome review Danny 😀
    I have a feeling I’m going to fan in front of me when I read this 😛

  3. Oh my gosh it sounds so amazing!! I’m so eager to meet Anna and Kaidan (especially Kaidan I have to admit. I’ve added this to my wishlist, read good reviews here and there but I didn’t really pay attention to it until NOW. Until you died of its epicness! I’m definitely nudging this up my wishlist now. I miss reading paranormal romance books. I think it’s time to get back on that reading path. Great review!

    PS. I followed your advice and read Of Poseidon – loved it!! Thank you for pushing me to read it! <3 I owe you. 🙂
    Precious recently posted..Review: Slated by Teri TerryMy Profile

    • Oh Precious! You made my day, truly! I know I get carried aways so easily when I write about a book I’m super excited,but if this means that I can make people more aware of a book – I’m just beyond happy!! Thanks! *hugs*

      You definitely NEED to meet Kaidan! you can meet him Wednesday and if you aren#t already intrigued by now, you will be then! Promise!

      P.S.: OMG that’s sooo freaking awesome!! It makes me incredible happy to hear this! Of Poseidon was fantastic and I just loved everything about it, so happy you did too!!! You don’t owe me, with your comment you make me day and right now I have a happy smile on my face!
      Danny recently posted..Review of Epicness : Sweet Evil by Wendy HigginsMy Profile

  4. Hehe, this is totally where the whole “great minds think alike” thing comes in handy — I just wrote a review for Sweet Evil today too! x) And I definitely loved it just as much as you did, Danny! Although your enthusiasm is so much more contagious, especially about Kaidan! *sighs with you* “Seductive with a Captial S…” <– Totally true! He was the son of Lust, after all, and I'm pretty sure he'd have a line-up of girls after him even if he was a real boy in the real world LOL

    Amazing review, Danny!! And no, you definitely did NOT embarrass yourself — you just made us all smile so early in the morning! 😉 <3
    Mimi Valentine recently posted..Review: Sweet EvilMy Profile

    • Oh Sweets! Your comments are the cutest ever!!! They always bring a smile on my face!! I’m so going to check your review right now!!!
      Yeah, I guess you know by know how easily I get carried away when I loved a book so sosoooo much! And Kaidan? Holy Hott(t)ness! He’s incredible hu??

      Seriously, you need to come on Wednesday, the Interview I did with him ? *blushed furiously*

      and hey, what can be better than making you smile in the morning??:)) You made me smile too, so we are all in a happy happy place!!!
      *hugs and kisses*
      Danny recently posted..Review of Epicness : Sweet Evil by Wendy HigginsMy Profile

  5. I love your review! I’ve saw so many people raving about this in the last week so I’ve decided to read it. 🙂 I don’t usually like angel books but after your review and someone else describing them as ‘naughty angels’ I’ve made it a must read! 🙂
    Lori recently posted..May TBR PileMy Profile

    • Thanks Lori!!!!!!! Nothings brightens my day more than to year you enjoyed reading my fangirly excitement!
      Oh this is more Demon than Angel and it’s very different from what I usually read, especially the Angel part. But again, the Angels just have a tiny role right now. Let’s see what will happen in the next book with them!

      and uhm.. *naughty*.. this is the perfect word describing this whole book!
      Danny recently posted..Review of Epicness : Sweet Evil by Wendy HigginsMy Profile

  6. Sooo, for the longest time I had decided I had no desire to read Sweet Evil. It just didn’t appeal to me, I figured I’d pick it up at the library one day or something. Your review (and many others) have me wanting it now. Hahaha!

    I’m happy you enjoyed it!

  7. Haha wow this review is epic!! I can’t wait to read this this is the 2nd review of Sweet Evil I read today and they were both amazing. Kaidan sounds hot!! And I’m glad the love story is not another bland insta-lovefest. Wonderful review dollface!

    • Yes YES yes Bex, go and get it on your Kindle it will be there tomorrow morning and… this is a MUST HAVE, MUST READ! Yep, the caps are needed to underline my serious engagement with this book!

      Oh and …do not (under any circumstances forget to come back Wednesday… but bring some ice cubes… Kaidan will be here…. *swoons*
      Danny recently posted..Review of Epicness : Sweet Evil by Wendy HigginsMy Profile

  8. Pabkins

    I feel bad I didn’t love this book. It just felt average to me. I do notice alot of people really loved it though. My review won’t be going up until sometime this week. Great review and job of selling your love for it!

  9. OMG this book sounds soooooo amazing 🙂 !! Anna does sounds like a sweet character and I can’t wait to meet her and to be blown away by her kindness !! Kaidan *swoon* you had me at British accent Danny !! I can’t wait for my copy to arrive which should be soon since I’ve received a notification from The Book Depository that it was on its way !!! Can’t wait !! Thanks for the amazing review Danny 🙂
    Elodie @ Once Upon a Quote recently posted..April Wrap-Up :My Profile

  10. YES! I loved that quote about the extra “t”, he’s is definitely worthy of the addition! I think you are well aware of my feelings on this book, so I would just like to conclude my comment with a little song:

    “I love you Kaidan, oh yes I do, I love you Kaidan, please love me too.
    When you’re not with me, I’m blue.
    Oh Kaidan, I love you”

    I think that’s from Bye, Bye Birdie, but it fits here too:)

  11. I love your fan girl guehing reviews, Danny, I know I said that last week, but they are adorable. Anna sounds so sweet and nice and then we get the bad boy, Kaidan. I so want to meet them both now! I am dying to get my hands on this,
    I have read some epic reviews.
    I am making a note to add your button to my blog roll 🙂
    Heidi recently posted..The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie KagawaMy Profile

  12. Fanastic review! I’m so happy you loved this book! It sounds like everyhting I want in a book too! Good thing it should be coming in the mail soon! 🙂

  13. You know what’s funny? I hadn’t even heard of this book until earlier this week. Now it is on the absolute TOP of my TBR list. There are very few books that put me THIS CLOSE to breaking my “read it from the library first” policy (I’m cheap, what can I say?) but this is definitely one of those. I’m especially glad to see some gushing reviews like yours. It sounds freakin AMAZING now 🙂 *runs off to reserve from library*
    Anne recently posted..Media Review: War HorseMy Profile

  14. You had me at the beginning of your review. I do happen to love forbidden love lol maybe why I have a blog with that in the title…nope couldn’t possibly be right. 🙂

    I love when you can find those books that remind you why you are such a passionate reader. Those books that just blow everything else out of the water and I’m so happy you found that in this book!

    I can’t wait till I get an email from my library telling me that this is on hold for me since I requested it. 🙂

    Thanks for the awesome review!
    Alexa recently posted..May TBR Pile/ Operation TBR Reduction!My Profile

  15. Terrific review!! I’m definitely hoping to get this book at the bookstore tomorrow…in fact…I think I’ll go reserve a copy. *rushes off*

  16. Just curious, I did read this book and LOVED it, but do you know anything about the sequel. On her website there is no release date and that kills me! I would love any info, it would be so sad if there was none coming. 🙁

Leave a Reply to Danny Cancel reply

CommentLuv badge