Book Review: Sweet Reckoning (Sweet Evil Series) by Wendy Higgins

Posted June 10, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge, Books, Entertainment, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

Book Review: Sweet Reckoning (Sweet Evil Series) by Wendy HigginsSweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
Series: Sweet Evil,
Published by Harper Collins on April 29th 2014
Genres: Family, Greek & Roman, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Multigenerational, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
ISBN: 9780062265975
Reading Challenges: 2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
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four-half-stars

It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

The Good…:

The conclusion to Wendy Higgins’ Sweet Evil Trilogy, Sweet Reckoning, keeps up the fast paced of the first two novels as it rolls towards a satisfying conclusion. In this final installment, Anna struggles to stay one step ahead of the Dukes as she searches for the means to kill them and save her friends from eternal damnation. Meanwhile, Pharzuph – the Duke of Lust – tries to use Kaidan against Anna to try to stop her from destroying them once and for all. I really loved Sweet Reckoning. The book has lots of backstabbing, twists and turns, and sensual Kaidan/Anna scenes. There’s not much to say without spoiling it, but the books nicely wraps up this story of good vs. evil, and I was happy with the resolution.

The Bad…:

The one aspect of the story I didn’t particularly care for was the epilogue. It was neither bad nor good. Just not what I was looking for. However it does fit within the story and the characters as they’ve been portrayed up until that point. Yet, there was a point or two that confused me a bit. Instead, I wish Higgins had focused more on where each of the core characters ended up, then the scene she wrote. But, like I stated, the epilogue as written was alright.

Do I Recommend?

Out of the three books in this series, Sweet Reckoning is arguably my second favorite after Sweet Peril. Like all the books in this series it kept me glued to the page from beginning to end, making it difficult to put down. I thoroughly enjoyed how Higgins used a biblical story as her plot, but didn’t make it preachy. While I am a Christian, I’ve never been a fan of preachy religion themed books, but instead prefer for dogma to be given in a way that allows the reader to come to their own conclusions. By doing this, Higgins has given non-Christians the opportunity to enjoy her series. So if you aren’t into religion, or books that touch on religious doctrine, the Sweet Evil series is still a book series you’ll be able to enjoy.

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
four-half-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: 4.8

About Wendy Higgins

Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series from HarperTeen and her independently published Irish fantasy, See Me. She is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.

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