Newcomer Higgins puts a refreshing spin on the angel/nephilim/devil genre in SWEET EVIL. Children of fallen angels are responsible for morally corrupting the rest of us humans. Anna Whitt has lived all of her life as a nice girl until she turns sixteen…and meets Kaidan Rowe, a gorgeous bad boy with a sexy accent. Cue the sparks.
As much attraction that Kaidan and Anna had, I didn’t buy the rest of the book. While the chemistry between Kaidan and Anna felt real, the cross country road trip felt like a forced plot device to squeeze as much UST between the leads. The language was confusing at times with a disjointed mixture of “teen lingo” (“hott”) or extremely proper “adult language” (e.g., “virtue intact”). The introduction of a possible love triangle towards the latter half of the book was unnecessary, and almost seemed to be inserted as another point of tension to carry over to the second book, but lent almost nothing to the first novel.
This book had a lot of potential, but unfortunately fizzled. Here’s to hoping the second book in this trilogy shows more improvement.
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars