Book Watch: Sweet Peril

Sweet Peril CoverSWEET PERIL by Wendy Higgins will be released in the U.S. on April 30, 2013 in paperback, audio and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in print and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 384 pages.

SWEET PERIL is the second book in Wendy Higgins’ The Sweet Trilogy. The third book in the series, SWEET RECKONING, is slated for release in June 2014.


Choosing a book to watch for the week of April 30th has been absolutely impossible, because there are two amazing books releasing that week that I would love to put in the spotlight. But as I can only choose one, I had to wrestle with the decision for what seems like forever.

In the end, though, I decided to choose SWEET PERIL by Wendy Higgins as the book to watch over THE ETERNITY CURE. In part because I’ll be posting my review for that book next Tuesday and in part because I have known and loved Anna and Kaidan for just a little bit longer than Allison and Kanin.

And no, it doesn’t escape me that both character pairs share the same initials….

But I have loved this series since long before the first book’s release. I have suffered the agonizing wait for news of SWEET PERIL’s publication. I have endured the even longer wait since I read SWEET EVIL to get my hands on a copy of this sequel.

And I’ve chosen to torment myself even more by delaying my read until closer to release date so that the wait for the final book in the trilogy won’t be as torturous.

Wendy Higgins has created a story that is so wonderfully exciting. She took a fresh approach to the genre when developing her characters and building her world. And with an underlying darkness to her story, she has created a series that I absolutely love.

So I’ve been more than eager to return to it. To find out what will happen with Anna and Kai in this sequel. To learn whether Anna does “embrac[e] her dark side.” To see for myself whether something more develops between Anna and Kopano. And to discover just what the “steamiest of temptations” is that Anna and Kaidan must overcome.

The description asks whether love is worth risking one’s life and I say, “Yes! Yes, absolutely yes!” Though I am a little nervous about just whose life is at risk in SWEET PERIL….

And while it may not have been the easiest of decisions to make, I am so happy that I opted to put SWEET PERIL in the spotlight this week. Because it is the book I’m just dying to read. Because the characters are ones I am madly in love with… and have loved for such a long while. And because the wait for its release is one I’ve had to suffer the longest.


Places to Watch

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The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author on GOODREADS

The author on PINTEREST


About the Book

Goodreads description:

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are some other awesome books releasing the week of April 30th:

THE ETERNITY CURE (The Immortal Rules #2) by Julie Kagawa

THE WARD by Jordana Frankel

THE PROGRAM (Program #1) by Suzanne Young

LIFE AFTER THEFT by Aprilynne Pike

BELONGING (Temptation #2) by Karen Ann Hopkins

THE LOOP by Shandy Lawson

THE LAST ACADEMY by Anne Applegate



OUR SONG by Jordanna Fraiberg

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