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Sweet Evil - booknook — Young Adult book reviewsLet me just say that it's a good thing I was home alone while reading this book. Every single page I would burst out with insanely loud laughter or girly shrieks or "OH MY GOD!" I imagine my family members would have been annoyed with my psychotic outbursts!Sweet Evil is an insane emotional ride through the paranormal. This book is really about good vs. evil, giving into temptations, and romance.. OH MY GOD THE ROMANCE! This is definitely a book that will make you miss your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife, or at least make you desperate to like.. kiss someone.I adored the romance in Sweet Evil because it was so full of contrast. Although Anna is half demon and half angel, she's definitely dominantly angel. She's sweet, innocent, and pure, which made her a heavy contrast to Kaidan — the dark, mysterious, bad boy demon who is all about the one night stands and partying. Although it may seem like the typical good girl and bad boy relationship, I felt like there was so much more here. Maybe it was the intense story behind their relationship, or the obstacles they faced, or just the deliciously swoony scenes where things got hot and heavy. I don't know, but I adored it! I was screaming into my book and constantly texting my boyfriend to tell him that I missed him desperately. This book did crazy things to my emotions!One thing I didn't like was the love triangle that developed. It felt very awkward to me. I feel like the love triangle didn't play a big enough role in the story to actually be important or have a significant place in the book. It just seemed very unnecessary to me. That, and the fact that I'm not a fan of Kopano. He was supposed to be the nice guy to contrast with the bad boy Kaidan, but he seemed kind of emotionless to me. He was a little too serene or something.But that's really my only issue with the book. Other than that, I absolutely adored every inch of Sweet Evil! My heart was constantly racing, my fingers were whipping through the pages, and I was so glued to the book that I even took it in the bath with me — which is something I NEVER do! The story in Sweet Evil was also fascinating to me. I'm not a religious person, but Sweet Evil had a lot of religious plot elements and messages and I found it fascinating! I loved how Wendy Higgins came up with all these eloquent ways of explaining things in the world, like the voices inside our heads that put us down or praise us. There were so many intense scenes filled with love, wonder, confusion, and other crazy emotions. Anna's mom Patti reminded me of my own mom (who's name is Patty!), and I totally wanted a best friend like Veronica!If you like paranormal and/or romance, this is one fierce read that will have you hooked until the very end. And then you'll cry and start begging for the yet-to-be-determined sequel because it's sooo heart-wrenching and surely the world of Sweet Evil can't end until everything has been set right and made happy!!!

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