Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil

by Wendy Higgins

Genre: YA Paranormal, YA Romance
Published: May 1st 2012
by HarperTeen




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.


There are moments when I hated Sweet Evil, and then there were moments when I was so engaged in what I was reading I couldn’t put it down.

Wendy Higgins sets up a world where demons masquerade as humans, each responsible for inflicting one of the twelve deadly sins upon humanity. 16-year-old Anna Whitt is shocked when the mysterious and intriguing Kaiden Rowe, the son of the Duke of Lust, reveals to her that she is the daughter of a demon and a guardian angel. But, when she’s faced with a choice, will Anna embrace good or evil?

Anna has never told a lie, never broken the rules, never kissed anyone. She’s a character that is so good that it’s almost unrealistic, which made me struggle to connect to her on a personal level.

The chemistry and tension between Anna and Kaidan is well-written, but their relationship seems like it leaned towards the instalove category.

The first time Anna sees Kaidan, she says:

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.

Later that same day she says:

Good gracious, he was sexy—a word that had not existed in my personal vocabulary until that moment.

Yet, somehow, despite these flaws, I still found myself entertained by the story and wondering what was going to happen next. Go figure.


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