Triple Review: Unknown Trilogy by Wendy Higgins

 

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Higgins comes a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America brought to life and entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more. UNDONE, the stunning conclusion in the Unknown Trilogy is now available! Grab your copies of the Unknown Trilogy today!

 

 

About UNKNOWN (Unknown Trilogy #1):

Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.

In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.

Review:

Amber has a great life.  That is until the day that flipped the world upside down.  That is a day that the world won’t forget.  As Amber, her family and her brother’s best friend try to figure out what is going on and how to survive their world is getting more and more dangerous.  Amber must use her skills as a nurse to help those she loves survive their new world.  What happens when what they think they know is really not even close to their reality?

I loved this first installment of this series.  Wendy Higgins is a wonderful world builder.  She takes the world as we know it and tips it on its side.  Unknown is a wonderful intro to this series.  Learning about Amber and Rylen’s history leading up to the present sucks you in like nothing else.  As you get sucked into this story, their will be times when your heart is in your throat and all you want to do is keep going.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next book.  If you haven’t picked up a Wendy Higgins book, pick this one up and start this series.  I guarantee you will want to read the whole series in a weekend.  That’s exactly what I did!

 

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About UNREST (Unknown Trilogy #2):

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

Review:

Amber and her group are on the run in the desert.  Their lives have changed and will forever be changed due to the horrible outliers.  As their story becomes more complex and they face some of the darkest times they also feel the pull to hold onto each other.  The passions between the group run high and put them in danger.  As they get closer to answers and help will everyone survive the dangers or will even more sadness hit Amber, Rylen, Tater and Remy?

Wendy Higgins manages to make an even more compelling second book in this series.  The ups and downs that this group feels pulls the reader into this fantastic book.  When feelings are finally revealed, information about their enemy and loss effects this book in such a profound way.  The four main characters truly grow closer even when you think they can’t.  I was so into this book I couldn’t put this down.  I needed to know what happened next and if my heart was going to break even more.  This book does need to be read within the series.  I wouldn’t recommend starting with this book.  You will be a bit lost but I guarantee you won’t regret starting this series.

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About UNDONE (Unknown Trilogy #3):

Amber Tate never dreamed their heart-wrenching escape from the enemy’s attack would lead them to the most beautiful place she’s ever seen. Like everywhere else in the world, Elmendorf military base in Alaska has been taken over, but it’s time to take it back—all of it—one base, one city at a time. After losing so much, Amber clings to the one precious person she has left, and vows to sacrifice everything to help save the Earth.

Remy Haines is a lover, not a fighter, so when she finds herself in enemy territory, expected to feign allegiance while gathering intel for the rebel cause, she’s never been more out of her element. Tensions only increase when her feelings for Jacob “Tater” Tate won’t go away, and the enemy’s leader takes an interest in her. She’s torn between what her heart wants, and what she knows she should do. As for what her body needs…well, it’s always had a mind of its own.

Review:

Amber and Remy have been split.  Their lives are now so incredibly different and difficult.  Living as if every moment is the last is something that is scary and necessary.  Amber has Rylen and Remy has Tater but can they survive and find their way back to each other.  Will they survive the coming weeks waiting to finally take their world back or will more loss end this series?

Holy Series Hangover!  Whew!  This series stuck with me for days after I finished it.  The final booked ended perfectly and was written well to finish this series.   I really liked how this book was written.  I don’t think this would have worked sticking with just Amber’s point of view.  Adding in Remy and what was happening to her in the camp she was placed in added a level of intrigue and suspense. All of the characters truly grew and it shows throughout this book.  Amber and Remy were the best examples of this.  They changed from page one in Unknown to the epilogue in Undone.  Just like the first two books in this series their are a lot of heart in the throat moments and emotional ups and downs.  If you read Wendy Higgins’ Sweet Series you will know this feeling.  You will never regret picking up this uniquely written series.

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About Wendy Higgins:

Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

 

 

 

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Excerpt Reveal of Unrest by Wendy Higgins

Today we’re revealing an excerpt from UNREST by Wendy Higgins! Check it out and grab your copy today!!

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Title: Unrest

Author: Wendy Higgins

Release Day: February 16th

 

About Unrest:

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

 

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

 

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

A golden hue of sunrise turned night into dawn. I sat on a small boulder, staring at the sliver of sun through trees of the Nevada parkland, the same spot where I’d been sitting silently in the dark for two hours in the cold. I couldn’t take Remy’s whimpering and soul-crushing cries each time she fell back asleep in the tent, venturing into nightmares of what she’d seen the night before. What we’d all seen. I might never sleep again.

Mom. Dad. Abuela.

I fought back another wave of debilitating grief that made my bones feel like liquid—like I’d never have the ability to stand again. Have to be strong. Have to be strong. I rocked back and forth with my eyes shut tight. I couldn’t afford to give in to the loss. If I did, it would consume me whole and devour my will to live. I took a deep breath in and let it out slowly.

We’d been fired up to leave the nature preserve last night and head north to the base in Utah after hearing the Morse code message, supposedly from other military personnel in hiding, like us. But we decided to wait until morning since we needed more light to plan our trip on the map. Plus, headlights in the night would be too easy to spot, and we were all worthless last night, running on adrenaline and vengeance, one step away from crashing. I never did crash or sleep a wink, even though my adrenaline was long gone.

The soft sunrise was too pretty—too majestic—for the way I felt inside. Raw. Like my heart had been grated. During the night, I’d begun to believe the sun would never rise again, and now that it was I felt as if the Earth were mocking what we’d been through, reminding me just how miniscule and unremarkable we were. A new day was happening despite what we’d lost. The world wasn’t stopping to mourn. It felt wrong.

We’d been so close to the camp yesterday where the Disaster Relief Initiative, the DRI personnel, had taken my parents, my grandmother, Remy’s parents, and Rylen’s wife Livia. We watched in confusion as those DRI bastards fled. Then we’d watched in disbelief as Air Force jets dropped a bomb on that camp, obliterating our family and the people from our town. Oh, God.

I pressed the back of my hand to my mouth and squeezed my eyes shut. Even while the world fell apart around us, I never imagined anything would happen to my parents. I never let myself believe it was possible, even after watching my Grandpa Tate shot and killed by a Disaster Relief Personnel—fucking Derps. Who was I without my parents? I was the daughter of an Army man and a Mexican dancer. A Green Machine and a Señorita. A small bubble of laughter worked its way through a sob in my throat when I thought about my parents’ silly banter with each other. Their relentless love and devotion to me and my older brother, Tater.

The sound of a tent’s zipper wrenched through the morning solitude and I quickly wiped my eyes. I looked over and saw Rylen crouching as he pushed through the opening. The golden hue of sun made his blond hair and the scruff on his face stand out. His eyes met mine and I had to swallow hard at the sight of pain in his expression. I’d already cried so much last night.

Seeing those solemn gray eyes brought back a flood of memories: young, scrawny Rylen Fite, loved and cared for by my parents like he was their own son. And his eyes reflected his remembrance too, as if he felt their absence as prominently as I did. But he’d lost a wife, as well. Maybe she hadn’t been his wife in every technical sense of the word, but he’d been trying to make it right. Every bit of his loss was reflected in the heavy way he sat on the rock beside me and rubbed his face before staring out at the sunrise.

 

About Wendy Higgins:

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Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

 

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Review: Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Triolgy #3) by Wendy Higgins

Happy Wednesday!  Today I am bringing to you the last in The Sweet Trilogy, Sweet Reckoning.  We will finally get to see what happens to the allied Nephilim.  When the Dukes really decide that Anna is a threat and her father is possibly a traitor then all stops are pulled and they throw many Nephilim her way to try to discover her secrets.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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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.

Review:

Its time for the end.  It will either be Anna and her Nephilim allies or the Dukes.  Sides will be chosen and choices will be made.  The Dukes will send out the worst of the Nephilim to hurt Anna.  The only thing saving the others are that their focus is strictly on Anna and her father.  Soon, even Kaiden, is forced to work against her to continue the ruse that they have been using.  In the end some hearts will be broken and decisions that will change everything will be made.  It is the time a reckoning.  Which side will win?

This is the ultimate ending to this phenomenal series.  I had tears and cheers.  Characters you fall in love with will fall and you find your self crying out Why!  All of that aside, those are why this is one of the best endings of a series.  It wraps up what needed to be wrapped up along with some twists and turns that you don’t expect.  With the happiness of Anna and Kaiden comes sadness with other characters.  The world that Wendy Higgins created was one that I was truly sad to leave.  I wanted to know more about other characters and more about what happens next.  But, with all good series’ you will always be left that way.  I didn’t want to let go of Anna and Kaiden but in the end my heart was so full of them that it felt good to see the ending/beginning of their story.  All around this was a phenomenal book and story.  If my other two reviews haven’t encouraged you to snap this up then I hope this one has convinced you.  You are truly missing out not stepping into this world.

Review: Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins

Happy Sunday!  Today I am sharing with you book two in The Sweet Trilogy.  Sweet Peril takes off where Sweet Evil left us.  This was a fantastic continuation of this series.  It dives us further into the world of Anna and the Nephilim.  The complications abound and so does the temptations.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Review:

Now that Anna has had to begin “working” for her father whenever necessary things have become complicated. She hasn’t heard anything from Kaiden since he moved and her heart still pines for him.  But, now that her father has an intricate plan for them to try to overthrow the Dukes she and her fellow Nephilim, Kopano must go out and recruit others willing to fight for their side when everything goes down.  As time goes on things become more complicated and dangerous.  Will the Nephilim be able to join together before they are discovered?  Can Anna decide what is really important to her, her heart or the lives of those around her?

I adored the continuation of Anna and Kaiden’s story.  The addition of the love triangle between Anna, Kaiden and Kopano really highlighted the deep feelings between all of three of them and an interesting new side to the quiet Kopano.  We also get to meet more Nephilim and see the depravity that drives the Dukes and their children apart.  This part of the trilogy really dives into the heart of Anna’s father’s plan for her and the Nephilim.  Though his plan at first may seem self serving it truly is something that is complex and dangerous.  It is that part that really adds a lot of depth to Anna’s character.  But, there are also times where you see how she is still naïve in many ways.  Overall, I would whole-heartedly recommend reading this series.  You won’t regret it.

Review: Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins

Happy Friday!  Today I have a phenomenal book for you.  Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins was another book on my TBR list that I finally got to.  This is a great Young Adult Paranormal.  I fell in love with the creative story and the characters.  This is definitely one you will want to get your hands on.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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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 Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. 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?

Review:

Anna has always experienced things that others couldn’t.  She could see auras and most recently since her birthday she has been able to see clouds floating around people.  It isn’t until she meets a very hot drummer names Kaiden that things become a bit clearer.  It is only after their second meeting that Kaiden begins to reveal what they both are.  They are children of demons here on Earth.  Each of the children of demons have the affliction of the demon.  Such as, Kaiden is the son of the demon of Lust and he is charged with getting people to have lusty feeling and having sex, usually with him.  Anna, is the daughter of the Demon of Substance Abuse, and she is attracted to drugs and alcohol and must get people to use them.  The problem is that Anna has a conscience regarding this.  After finally meeting her father she learns that she is also part Guardian Angel.  With this knowledge, Anna must make a choice.  Will she follow the path toward darkness or stay in the light?  Its not as easy as it sounds since the demon world now knows about her.  She must keep the truth about her secret and her growing attraction to the Son of the Demon of Lust under wraps or she will get her and all she loves killed.

I adored this first book in the series.  Anna is truly a great character.  With her little bit of angel and demon it almost made her human.  I think everyone could relate on one level or another about the pull to do something bad and had remorse about it.  Kaiden was also a great character that brought a lot of depth to the story.  Also, who wouldn’t fall for the hot as sin drummer.  This is a teenage girl after all :).  The story itself was quite inventive and unique.  It really meshed the real world with that of angels and demons.  It truly felt like this could be real.  This book really set up the world and setting for this trilogy.  It let us meet characters that will be important in the future and allows the reader to bond with all of them.  Wendy Higgins is a gem of a writer and this is one series that I know will stay with me for a long time to come.

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