Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
Release Date: April 30th, 2013
HarperTeen, 371 Pages
Source: Bought for Kindle
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Sweet Trilogy #2
Follow up to: Sweet Evil
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.
Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?
Can I get a heck yes!? Again, I am just blown away by Wendy Higgins sequel to Sweet Evil. Her characters…all of them, not just the main characters, are so thoughtfully constructed that you know exactly who you should like, loathe, and love.
After the debacle with those pesky angels (according to the Dukes of Sin), Anna has a target on her back. Not only has she been oblivious to her lineage her entire life, but to have angels intervene on her behalf in front of the Dukes and all of the Nephilim offspring, well, that doesn’t bode well for you in the long run, apparently.
In Sweet Peril, Anna learns her destiny, gets a little visit from a spirit, makes friends and allies with her Neph brothers and sisters…and reunites with Kaidan the hearthrob. Unfortunately, Kaidan is also the son of Pharzuph…the Duke of Lust, so you can only imagine what “working” means for Kai [much to Anna’s dismay]. Thankfully, Anna’s father, the Duke of Substance Abuse, is actually a good guy. Who would’ve thought, right? Belial, her dad, tasks her with finding allies to help her fulfill a very old prophecy…but all Anna can think about is whether Kai loves her or not. It also doesn’t help that Anna has to “work” so as not to make the Dukes even more suspicious of her…so guess who becomes THE party girl. Whenever the whisperers are around, she has to make sure she makes her party girl act at high school parties convincing, but that innocent, angelic part of her hates it.
Following Anna [and her allies] on their quest to fulfill the prophecy, convince the Dukes they’re still working, and stay alive proves tough. However, by the end of the book, I have faith that she will pull it off in the end. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves the subgenres of fallen angels and Nephilim.