Review: Swoon by Nina Malkin

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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The cover drew me in…

Title: Swoon
Author: Nina Malkin

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing even happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge and while Pen is obvious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy abolut the havoc he's wreaking.
Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.
What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?

My Review: The voice of this book is very unique; Dice definitely has an attitude, what kind I’m not sure (its hard to describe). Swoon is a very dark novel, full of sex, drugs, and violence. And I gotta say it wasn't my type of book. I thought that the book was too long. There is so much in there that didn’t need to be. The story was kind of interesting, but after a hundred pages or so my mind drifted and I had a very hard time going back to it, maybe if it had been split in two? I didn’t really like the setting or the characters and after Part I, the plot was not adding up. All in all, it's not my favorite but maybe it will be yours!