Genre: Paranormal, Young-Adult
Pages: 371 pages, Paperback
Published: April 30th, 2013 by Harper Teens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In the second installment of the Sweet trilogy, i.e. in Sweet Peril, Anna is 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.
It has been six months since she saw the boy she loves, since she has been broken-hearted but in this book we come face to face with her other side which is far more stronger and knows how to face her own battles. She has grown from what she used to be. She knows they have a war at hand and after knowing her ultimate big role in it she is preparing herself to be ready to face the battle.
But it is a also a battle of her innerself which Anna has to fight, between her good self, the angel self which knows what is right and wrong and wants to stand up for it and versus her bad side, the side that embraces her role as the daughter of the fallen angel Duke Belial. Anna’s “work” has an intense pull on her, especially now that she is having to give in to these desires in order to keep up appearances, but she fights the urge to let go.
“I promised myself I’d never do the work of my demon father—polluting souls—leading humans to abuse their bodies with drugs and alcohol. I’d been naïve to make such a vow. I’d been naïve about a lot of things.”
The plot was laid out as 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.
I was finally happy to see my favourite characters returning with new enemies and allies and finally there was KAIDAN! God, I missed him so much in the first half of the book. He is definitely more swoon-worthy, sexier and charming as ever. But the journey of Ana and Kaidan were not so easy. The long time span left a huge gap between the two which was heartbreaking and there were other things that happened.
“I shut my eyes. I wished I could get inside his head and crawl through the passageways to the secret rooms until I found the one labeled with my name. How could I shatter that steel door and see what lay hidden inside?”
In this book, we see a different side, a tougher side of Ana but we also see a vulnerable Kaidan and his deep of feelings for her. But finally they are able to lay aside everything and forgive each other and finally get together. *jumps and squeals in delight* The romance that follows is definitely one of the most awaited moments in the book I’ve been waiting for.
The other characters were awsome as well especially Blake, he was so damn funny but a genuine friend as well.
But some parts were a bit slow, specially in the beginning before it began to pick up its pace. The writing was gorgeous as usual and the ending, it was PERFECT. Loved this book.