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 premise of this book is what really drew me in. Children of the deadly sins, trying to decide if they are going to walk in their parent’s footsteps or create their own paths.
The characters are what I liked the most. While for the most part the characters were very cliche, they were also very relatable and likeable. You’ve got the pure and innocent good girl who falls in love with the irresistible bad boy who tells her to stay away from him because he’s no good for her.
I can relate to Anna a lot. She always follows the rules, is highly against drugs and alcohol, is really close with her mom, and will do anything for her friends. I also love how Kaiden is actually a bad influence/character overall and openly admits it. I think it is getting increasingly more common in ya to have morally ambiguous characters or ones that think they are evil but actually aren’t. The relationship between Anna and Kaiden is questionable. Considering who Kaiden’s father is and what they do, you have to wonder if Anna’s feelings for him are natural or if he somehow influenced them.
The plot was just so so for me. Nothing exciting really happened. We met Kaiden in a club. We went on a road trip, stayed in a few hotels, met Anna’s dad, went to a counsel meeting, overall just very mundane things. I wanted more action and suspense. I wanted to be on the edge of my seat and a lot of the time I was just bored. It was also very repetitive at times, I found myself wondering if I was rereading the same things over again on accident.
I felt the ending made me feel very blasé. It wasn’t really exciting or left me wanting to immediately pick up the next book. In the end I was left feeling like I might pick up the next book in the future, but I also don’t really care. I have way too many other books to read to pick up one I have no interest in.