Saturday, May 3, 2014

Book Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Title: Sweet Reckoning (Sweet Evil #3)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publishing Date: April 29th 2014
Length: 464 pages
Keywords: YA, fantasy, angel, demon, sins, romance, friendship
Source: Edelweiss

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.

Summary by Goodreads 

It was so hard to say Goodbye to Kaidan and Anna and all the others after everything that happened over the course of the three SWEET EVIL books. There is a lot of drama and teen angst, also some of the best and happiest moments our characters could wish for. I can't believe SWEET EVIL almost remained a standalone novel a few years ago and now we've been lucky enough to get three whole books out of the story. Wendy Higgins always puts a certain clever spin on events and leaves room for surprises. Her books are merging together seamlessly into one big constantly well-plotted and beautifully written story.

Anna and Kaidan's romance is the biggest part of the story, and I'm sure their fans wouldn't want it any other way. Their relationship is even more intimate, trusting and steamy than before. Actually, it's even more romantic than I imagined it to be. Now there are some very deep emotions that have grown from the strong physical attraction that brought Kaidan and Anna together in the first place. The progress they are making as a couple is just as immense as their own personal maturation. Wendy Higgins' writing makes for a whole bunch of happy readers in the end.

No other series has as many secondary characters that I just can't get enough of as the SWEET EVIL series. Blake, Kopano, Zania, the twins and all the other friends and allies that are set to fight evil. Their stories and relationships, of love and friendship, meant just as much to me as Kaidan and Anna's love story. They all belong together and are bound by their loyalty, love and common goal.

Some readers will probably not be okay with some things happening towards the end of Anna's story. I had to wrap my mind around the fact that they were happening for the greater benefit of Anna and Kaidan's relationship and their friends. The only part I'm still hoping to forget is the epilogue. I found it corny and not in sync with the original story's voice. But SWEET RECKONING isn't the first book with a last chapter that didn't quite fit with my taste. 

SWEET RECKONING is the conclusion to a beloved trilogy, so naturally I want to tell you all about  my favourite scenes (there are so many), but you have to find out on your own how Kaidan and Anna's story ends. And now I'm wishing for many more books written by Wendy Higgins!


5/5 ***** SWEET RECKONING - A blazing end to one of the best sexy YA series by the sweet Wendy Higgins!

When I first picked up Wendy's debut SWEET EVIL I couldn't foresee how hard I'd fall for Kaidan and Anna's love story in the end. Kaidan is one of my absolute favourite book boys, the conflict between heaven and hell is as absorbing and the story in SWEET RECKONING as fast-paced as in the previous two books. This is the exact right pick for readers who are looking for a series with a hell of a paranormal story background and a romance on the hotter side of YA contemporary.

""Everything will be okay," I said quietly. 
"The sooner we get rid of them, the better."
His jaw worked from side to side. I wanted him to talk to me.
"What are you afraid of, Kai?"
"I'm only afraid of one thing." His blue eyes hit mine. "Losing you."
Pained fear showed on his face, and it wrung my heart. We both knew what we were up against."

SWEET RECKONING you might enjoy ANGELFIRE by Courtney Allison Moulton, THE FALLEN AND LEVITHAN by Thomas E. Sniegoski and THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER by Jana Oliver. Demons or angels make an appearance in all of them, but unfortunately no Kaidan.

* Have you read SEE ME by Wendy Higgins yet?

* Click here to read an excerpt of SWEET RECKONING!

* Watch the SWEET EVIL book trailer here.

* Do you want to meet Wendy Higgins? Check out her event schedule.

* For further information about Wendy and her books visit

* Thanks to Harper Teen and Edelweiss for the chance to review SWEET RECKONING! 


  1. Schöne Rezension!! Ich habe das Buch gelesen und fand das Ende auch richtig perfekt (und ich bin froh, dass jemand aus Deutschland es auch gelesen hat!). Und der Epilog hat alles nochmal richtig schön abgerundet....Ich musste ehrlich gesagt sogar fast weinen :)
    Toller Blog übrigens! Ich bin direkt als Leserin über bloglovin geblieben :)

  2. Romance biggest part of the story? YES PLEASE. I have peeked at the ending (A) and I am so excited to start reading this series. Own all three books :) Will read them soonish, hopefully. Anyway. Amazing review sweetie :) I'm glad you loved this book. <3