Title: Sweet Peril
Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy
Previous Book(s) Review(s):
1. Sweet Evil
Date Started: November 7
Date Finished: November 11
Format: ebook from the digital library
When we last left Anna, she was recovering from the latest Duke meeting where she almost died and Kaidan has finally left her to try and live his life out in Los Angeles. In Sweet Peril, Anna is working during her senior year as her father tried to come up with a plan to get her out of this. That opportunity comes when the spirit of the nun she was supposed to meet in California visits her and tells her about a prophecy that predicted that someone would come along that could bring the Dukes their final retribution.
The rest of the book deals with Anna, her father, and Kope searching for allies for their cause among the other Nephilim while trying to avoid the Dukes attention. Sweet Peril also deals with the whole Anna/Kai/Kope triangle and let’s just say that drove me absolutely crazy. Kai is acting strange whenever Anna sees him around, he acts like he doesn’t care even though she knows that he does. It also reaches her attention that he hasn’t really been working. While on a mission to convince an ally to join their cause, Anna and Kope finally kiss, but it’s for all the wrong reasons and both of them regret it instantly. But Kai finds out about it and holds it against her when she comes to visit him and Blake after her high school graduation.
Anna’s reactions to Kai were insane. You know what happens to you when you see him, and yet you go and see him anyway. I wanted to shake the poor girl, and I also wanted to shake Kai when he gets jealous over the kiss between her and Kope. He has clearly told her several times to move on with her life, but when she actually tries –accidentally – he gives her shit for it? Dude, if you didn’t want her to move on with Kope you shouldn’t have told him – although apparently he knew – that she was free. I guess he makes up for it though, when he chases her down at the airport and they go back to his apartment.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. So I really didn’t like Anna all that much in the first book, but somewhere in between all of that she became…well, I guess it would be different? And she’s really grown on me. I’m really curious as to how all of this is going to end, especially now that we know the Dukes are aware of the prophecy and Anna’s role in it.
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