Author: Wendy Higgins
Published: May 1, 2012
Stars: 3 out of 5
Embrace the Forbidden
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
The main character, Anna, is what one would label a goody-to-shoe. She doesn’t lie, do drugs, and even reminds the teacher to collect homework. It’s almost sickening how good she is. If it wasn’t for her darker urges, I think I would have put the book down because reading about a perfect girl who is ungodly good is just disgusting and not at all appealing in a character.
Anna is able to see other peoples emotions or auras in color ever since she was an infant. She also has extended senses. She always thought she was unique and alone in her gifts. That is until she met Kaiden. Kaiden is the tall dark and sexy type who is as mysterious and he is alluring. Come to find out he is the offspring of a demon while Anna is the offspring of a demon and angel.
The emotions behind this book are complicated. The romance reminds me of the high school forever love- not always practical but strong non the less. I don’t really go for angel books. This book was borderline to churchy. I didn’t always get the infatuation between Anna and Kaiden. And then the possible love triangle with Kopano. Overall, I was captivated by the plot.