Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2) by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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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?
Sweet Peril was yet again, another fantastic journey in The Sweet Trilogy. I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible, but I do recommend reading Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1) as it was one phenomenal book!
The tensions rise in this installment. Anna has to play her role as the daughter of addiction and it was obvious it was difficult for her and with stray spirits watching the neph for the Dukes, she had to be careful. Since the summit where she spoke out, some of the Dukes have been a little suspicious and on edge. Anna knew their was some sort of a greater purpose. Instead of a road trip, Anna and Kope are sent out on a particular mission which was set up by her father. That man is incredible! I mean, he makes things happen! I grew fond of him in Sweet Evil, and in Sweet Peril, I like his character even more.
On their first destination, Kope shows signs of affection for Anna, and her heart is aching something fierce for Kai. I felt bad for Kope. He truly had a good heart and tried to be a gentleman, but Kai was who was in her heart. It was sad how Anna ached and longed for him. I guess he was just as much of an addiction as alcohol and drugs were to her.
The tension was crazy I tell you! Pure crazy! It was like Ms. Higgins dangled the carrot in front of the rabbit, but just high enough it couldn't quite get it. Between the small love triangle (No fear! It was a short spout) the Kai appearances and the not knowing...I was going bananas!
I wanted to kiss my Nook the moment Anna's father told her she was going to California. (If you read Sweet Evil, you'd know why) It was such a huge moment in the storyline and I couldn't have been happier. From that point on, I was in for the haul. Despite the fact that Kai didn't actually appear until about half way, when he did, It was a confetti party here. The story was amped up to a new level and the chemistry got H-O-T! As I said before...Kai turns good girls, bad. Okay, so Anna wasn't turned to a naughty girl by any means. She was just a hormonal teenage girl with a serious crush.
The plot moved forward and there weren't any dull parts and it flowed nicely. Honestly, I didn't want to put the book down. Towards the end there is an island scene that was really informational and one of their fellow neph's loses his life. The scene was bittersweet because it was sad, but at the same time you were proud of how strong this person stood.
This is about good and evil, and even though some of the Dukes had made bad choices, there were a few who had a good heart and tried to right wrongs in their own way. I think in a way that was how Kope's father was too. He let his son, be. I absolutely love this trilogy. I love the world Wendy Higgins created and the strong characters. There is one specific character I have yet to mention, and that is Anna's mom. Wow. She just oozes love and support. Anna hit the jackpot with her. I have a particular suspicion about her but I'm not saying a word. But if you want to guess, be my guest.
Overall, this book was phenomenal. I want more, and I want it now. *stomps foot*