Book Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

May 13, 2014 Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★

Book Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy HigginsTitle: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
Series: Sweet Evil #3
Published by: HarperTeen on April 29, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC
Pages: 464
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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.

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Sweet Temptation
Also by this author: Sweet Temptation

One Line: A decent ending to a great series!

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

As far as series endings go, Sweet Reckoning wasn’t bad at all. Sure, I could’ve used more action, more danger and intrigue throughout the story, but I still really enjoyed how things ended. I’ll admit, the first half of the book was a bit dragging, but I understood how Higgins had to close everything out and give certain characters their time to shine. Things picked up in the latter half and I was pretty pleased with how it all went down. I was expecting more “epic” moments, especially when they all faced off against the Dukes, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

Kaiden stole the show for me, by the way. He was just all kinds of awesome, sweet, sexy, and fierce in this book. Major swoon! I loved how supportive he was of Anna, how caring he was, and you could see how much she changed him. They definitely have a very cute and innocent romance and you can’t help but root for these two. I totally reveled in the fact that things progressed beyond what I was hoping for.

Like I said, you see a bit more of some secondary characters in this one. I actually really liked Jay and Marna’s story in this. I didn’t expect things to turn out that way for them, but it was a bittersweet twist. Also, Patti, such a sweetheart, I adored her.

Sweet Reckoning is very much character-driven, and while that usually makes it a win for me, I think because of how nothing really happened in the beginning, it felt a bit off to me. I loved the characters, don’t get me wrong, but if there isn’t anything pulling them along, I get bored pretty easy. Thankfully, things did pick up and I enjoyed those tender moments between Anna and Kai, and seeing Anna come into her own. Overall, it was a decent ending to a good series.

About Wendy Higgins

After earning a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son.

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3 Responses to “Book Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins”

  1. Giselle

    I haven’t read this series but I already feel like I know Kaiden just from all the talk of him haha. I like how character driven this whole series sounds. I never read the first bc I had just read a few angel books I didn’t like and I was wary of it but it sounds like this one is worth it.
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