Yesterday I reviewed Sweet Evil, the first book in The Sweet Trilogy, and today I'm going to dive into Sweet Peril. I may or may not have read all 3 books in the span of a few days, but you can hardly blame me when these books are addicting and so so sweet.
I don't want to give too much of a synopsis for fear of giving anything away, but I will tell you that Sweet Peril picks up right where Sweet Evil left off.
There is so much at stake for our characters in this awesome sequel. Our league of Nephelium must travel the world to recruit others to stand with them. We get a lot more about the different Neph children and their sins as we're introduced to a few new key characters. I like what Higgins is setting up here... we're sure to have an epic finally with all of her build up!
You still see the same lovable Anna but this time, she's got a little bit more of a dark side. She's having to struggle with her inner voice that's reminds her to do good and be honest. Her dark side, on the other hand, urges her to abuse the substances that she craves and to enjoy the work she's doing to corrupt Atlanta's youth. Needless to say, she's got a lot going on.
Kaiden, our lovable bad-boy brit, is still in the picture but he's giving Anna the cold shoulder and keeping his distance... which leads to an excellent love-triangle that's done right. I've read both YA and Adult Romance stories that have a love-triangle and it's always disappointing and frustrating. Now I know love-triangles are meant to create a little frustration, after all that's what they're for, but most make me lose my interest in the story. In Sweet Peril, Higgins creates a love-triangle that has you pulling for Anna because she makes all the right choices and does what's right by the hunky men in her life.
Fans of Kaiden, don't fret too much. He comes back into he picture about halfway through and has moments that will make you laugh out loud and melt into a puddle on the floor. There are a whole lot of swoon worthy moments that make you question whether Anna is really part angel. It is in those moments that made me really like book two, dare I say more than book one?
Overall, this is one of my favorite sequels and is a story that sets up our finale to be pretty damn epic. This series is a must read!!!
9 out of 10
Happy Reading :)