Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy, #3) by Wendy Higgins

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Published April 29th 2014 by HarperTeen
464 pages | goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

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.

Book Review : 4 stars

This review does contain spoilers.

Because life could also be so sweet.
Wendy Higgins | Sweet Reckoning

The final instalment of any series always causes a mixture of emotions. Will it be good enough? Will it end happily? Will I be left wanting more? Thank the BOOK GODS for Wendy Higgins though fellow lovers of literature, because that woman knows how to write not only a fantastic series but also an amazing and riveting, edge of your seat heart thumping ending!!

Like any book in any series that you have to wait multitude amounts of time for it always takes a little while to get back into the throng of things, and to remember what the hell happened in the previous one. But I really enjoy Higgin’s writing, she is able to create just such unique and strong characters as well as intricate worlds. I really love the world that she has created, mainly because I am a stickler for anything to do with religion.

I am a bit torn as to whether or not I like the fact that Anna and Kai got married. Obviously this was going to be an inevitable thing because they are perfect for each other, but I also sort of felt a bit odd about it. At the end of Sweet Peril I was concerned that the next book would be a whole lot more angst and not so much loving (to put it PGish) and thankfully Higgins did find a way around this with the fact that the Dukes needed to ensure Anna wasn’t a virgin so that she couldn’t fulfil the prophecy. But I can’t help but think of the message ‘the marriage’ sends. That in order to remain pure you should only have sex after marriage. Although I don’t believe this was the intended message, especially given that Kai is the son of Lust and we all know what shenanigans he has gotten up to, it still made me feel a bit, again, odd about the whole thing. What I took away from this however, was that since the book relies on Bible references, the whole sex after marriage plot point fits in with that and that is all. Regardless of this (because I think too deeply about everything) these two are absolutely cute!

I really loved Anna in this one! She became such a strong heroine and the way her and Kai work together just makes for such an awesome romance to read. The cast of characters are always a delight, but it did sadden me after Marna’s death. I did honestly believe that after Anna and her fellow Neph redeemed everyones souls so that they wouldn’t automatically go to Hell when they died that somehow Marna would survive. But I was wrong.

The ending was EPIC! When Kai through that dagger…so awesome! He is honestly one my favourite BookBF! Everyone needs a man like him around.

Have you read this one? What did you think?

xx Meg

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