Friday, February 14, 2014

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Title: Sweet Reckoning
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Sweet
Release: April 29, 2014
Pages: 379
Review: 5 STARS!

I thought the first two books in this series were good, but holy bleep, Sweet Reckoning blew the socks off of the first two books! I got the ARC from The Regulator Bookstore Wednesday afternoon and finished it the next morning. My journey of reading Sweet Reckoning can be viewed via tweet, starting here:

A few chapters in, I found this! I'd been told there would be one after finding the Sweet Evil reference in Origin, and was happy to spot it.

 And then, I about died after reading page 53.

 I was like, whoa, this did not just happen! And then, chapter 17 came around and the swooning began in full force.

And then, I finished Sweet Reckoning. I was sad it was over, but I loved it so much. I'm planning a full reread of the series as soon as I can!

Okay, I think that's all the tweets. Woo *wipes brow* Seriously though, Sweet Reckoning was amazing. I had so many theories about how the series would end, and I don't think a thing happened the way I expected it to. I'm fairly good at seeing plot twists and the like, but this caught me completely off guard. Wendy found loopholes in all the right places. Unlike a lot of other series enders, Sweet Reckoning had a nice amount of exposition. It didn't hit the climax and then have one teeny weeny chapter to wrap it up. I am happy to say that I got full closure from the ending given!

My heart hurts for the characters. I don't want to spoil it, but let's just say that Wendy is BRUTAL to them in this book, Anna especially. To be fair, there are some amazing moments mixed in. I was laughing my head off all the time while reading this. All the characters hit new highs and new lows. Their willpower is put to the test, and they pass with flying colors. There was at least one character who I hated at the beginning of the story and loved by the end. Anna really found herself in this book, and I love her more than ever. And if you look up, you see that Kai definitely has a place in my heart.

Like with the previous books, Sweet Reckoning has a prologue and an epilogue. Both provided some really cool insight, and honestly, the epilogue was very near perfect. I'm the kind of reader that loves pretty bow on top of a story, and Wendy did it perfectly! The action was constant and the romance beyond scorching. There were a couple awkward moments for the reader and the characters, but they always got past it. The characters all came full circle and I believe just about every plot point was wrapped up. There were no loose ends, which was REALLY nice. Sorry this can't be more in depth, but I REALLY don't want to spoil it! A perfect series ender that will go down in the history books! Five stars for sure!

P.S. Wendy Higgins might be my favorite nonexistent word in the dictionary!

Author Info:
After earning a bachelors in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a masters 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 in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.

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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.

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  1. Hi, I love your blog. I'm following you on Goodreads, GFC and Twitter. You can find me here: (Geybie's Book Blog) :)

  2. I hadn't heard of this series, but it sounds like you enjoyed it! :) lol. I hope you have a great weekend, and congrats on being featured!

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

  3. That is so awesome that she Tweeted you. I came from Feature Follow. Congrats on being featured. I have the first one in this series but I have yet to read it. I'm a new GFC follower. Have a great weekend.

  4. I have been wondering about this series! Okay--you've convinced me. Off to add it to the cart.

    Thanks for stopping by the blog! :)

  5. Ok I need help with a question. In the Epilogue Kai and Anna go to adopt 2 sons. And then a little girl, who Anna says looks like she's 3 or 4, stops and notices Kai and calls him dad. So...Is this something that God did? Or, because Neph remember their fathers, even from birth? If it's the latter, I hope the girl is actually older than 3 or 4 since the Epilogue takes place 6 years later. I recently read all the books so it's fresh in my mind. My friend hasn't read the first 2 books in several months. She just thought that God put the image of Kai in the little girl so that Kai wouldn't be able to say to no since Anna wanted a girl. Anyway...any thoughts or comments would be great! Thanks! :) Jill