Waiting on Wednesday (71) - Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen 

Summary (from Goodreads):
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in SWEET EVIL. 

Anna, a tender-hearted Southern girl, 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 will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it’s time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace her halo or her horns?

Before I started blogging, I was really active on the Inkpop Community. And when I say really active, I actually mean it probably reached an addictive level. I was lucky to get an early invite to the site before it opened to the public, and it was so much fun reading the different short stories and poetry, and leaving comments with my thoughts on them. In between reading, blogging, and school these days, I don't have so much time anymore to visit the site anymore (here's my profile page anyways)... but for months and months, my proud achievement was being a top 20 trendsetter on the site.

Anyways, I'd been on the site for awhile when I stumbled across a new project called Angel Prophecy. And when I began reading the novel, I literally couldn't stop until I was finished because I was captivated by the story and how something so well-written couldn't possibly already be published. It was also the first novel I read in its entirety on the site, and after that, it had me trying to find other stories on the community that were just as good.

Well, awhile ago, I got my wish to finally see Angel Prophecy published when it was announced that HarperTeen would be publishing Wendy Higgin's Sweet Evil (previously known as Angel Prophecy), following in the footsteps of Leigh Fallon's Carrier of the Mark, which had also been discovered on the Inkpop Community.

And while I'm sure Sweet Evil has seen many revisions since its original version posted on the Inkpop Community, I know it can only get better from there. Because if I already loved its earlier version, I'm sure I'll love it just as much now with its changes!

I'm really excited for Sweet Evil's release... and I sure hope you are too!

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17 comments

  1. Wow, that cover is gorgeous! Great pick.

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  2. Neat to know the story behind this one! Thanks for that info, Liz :) And love that dress!

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  3. Great pick! This one is really popular today but with the gorgeous cover and great synopsis I can see why.

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  4. Liz, stop getting me all weepy! haha - I love inkpop reminiscing...thank you so much for this WoW pick. I hope you'll love Sweet Evil as much (or more) than Angel Prophecy! :-)

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  5. hey! that's really cool! I'm glad you liked this book before and that it has made it to publishing. It sounds pretty cool.

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  6. Great pick Liz, the cover is soo pretty:) It sounds really good!

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  7. Sounds like a great pick, and you've got an awesome story behind it too. It will be nice for you to see the difference between what you read and the published version.

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday if you want to check it out.

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  8. This looks AMAZING!!!! It should be really fun for you to see what the changes are between this final published version and the one you've already read:) Adding this one to the TBR list for sure!

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  9. Oh, that's so cool that you read this in its very early stages! It sounds good and I love the contrast of colors on the cover. I'll definitely look forward to it too! :)

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  10. Oh, I think reading this one is going to be even more fun for you because you can compare what you originally read to the present story. I'm looking forward to reading this one too :)

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  11. I love the cover on this..will be picking this one up. I am a new follower.i saw your post on twitter regarding 500 followers..lol.
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  12. Awesome pick this week! Love the premise even though I really don't love the cover all that much :)

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  13. Ooh I didn't know this was originally from the Inkpop Community! I can't wait to read it, it sounds amazing! Plus, since you liked the early version, I'm even more excited for it! Great pick :).

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  14. Haha that's so cool that you got to read this before it got famous :P It sounds interesting, though the cover really reminds me of the Fallen covers!

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  15. ooooh interesting premise!! And love the cover!

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  16. This one looks awesome :) And I adore the cover.

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