The Sweet Trilogy #1
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Goodreads Stars: 1
Embrace the Forbidden
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.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
If I was to describe this book in one word it would be shit. Complete shit. I was really looking forward to Sweet Evil because everyone seemed to love it. It's always being talked about on my Twitter timeline, and everyone is excited for the release of the second book. Sweet Evil just missed the mark in every single way. I can't think of one thing that I liked about it.
I wasn't a fan of Anna at all. One minute she's being all goody two shoes, and the next she's a rebel. Her characterisation was all over the place in this book. I think if she had developed into a rebel more slowly it would have been interesting, instead the back and forth was annoying. Especially as, ultimately, she's bland and boring and dull... I'm running out of words. She's a total Mary Sue/Bella Swan.
The love story in this is nothing to write home about. I thought it was awful (which I guess you could write home about how terrible it is and ask someone to come and save you) and so my thoughts are likely to be a bit of a rant.
The romance was just rushed insta-love. Anna and Kaidan were kissing by 30%, and in love by 65%. In total, it took FOUR FREAKIN' DAYS. And it's not just me interpreting it like that, Anna actually comes out and says that she fell for him after four days. Lord help me. I like it when there's build up, not when the main pairing are kissing by a third of the way through. That is just too fast for me. Kaidan wasn't even that hot.
Another issue I had was Anna's adoptive mother, Patti. She was very over protective of Anna because she was worried about Anna's Nephilim stuff. But all of this was thrown out of the window when Patti let Anna drive cross country with a half-demon guy that Anna had only just met. Who is a sex demon and is full on trying to get into Anna's pants. ??????????? Okay then. Realistic.
I also didn't like Anna's relationship with her father, which I thought had so much potential in the beginning. Anna hadn't seen her demon father since she was born, and she was driving across the country with Kaidan to meet him. But there was none of the awesome struggle or development that I was foolishly expecting. Anna said she loved her father straight away, even though she hadn't seen him in sixteen years. There was no reason for this, they had only talked briefly. She told him she loved him during their (boring) reunion.
Overall, Sweet Evil is one of the worst books I have ever read. I don't know what anyone sees in it. Clearly I have missed something since it is so well loved. Then again, so was Twilight *whistles*