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Monday, July 25, 2011

My Thoughts: Swoon by 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 ever 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 oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him -- but not at all crazy about 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?

Nina Malkin's Swoon was not on my TBR until I received it's sequel for review a couple weeks ago.  Before that I had not heard of the book. I was curious enough to search it out, and read it as soon as I got my hands on it. Swoon did not take me long to get through, contrary to it's many pages. This was mostly due to the fact that I really just wanted to have it done, and I kind of wanted to know how it was going to end. Ghost stories aren't usually what I am interested it.  Mostly because Ghosts scare me, and Swoon, did freaked me out a few times.  I didn't hate this book, really. I also did not enjoy it either. It actually kind of bugged me.

There were a few times throughout the story where I would get extremely confused. There would be instances when the story wouldn't go anywhere, it was so slow that I think my eyes would cross while reading, but then things would jump ahead with no explanation. It was kind of hard to follow. I found that  little hard to chew. I also did not like the Sin (the male protagonist) would invoke such provocative actions from the people he was around, I suppose it was due, mostly, to him representing sin. But, I didn't understand how sex was the sin that most people inhabited. If Malkin would have delved deeper and looked at the deadly sins, it would have made for a more interesting and less cheesy story.

I did like the female protagonist. I thought she was a funny character. I don't know what else to day other then I did like her, I liked her spunk, how she very rarely took anyone's BS. I thought she was well written.  But, really, Dice might have been the only thing that I liked about Swoon.

I have the sequel-Swear- and I think I might give it a try, just to see what happens. To see if its Malkin's writing I don't enjoy, or just the story.  Because there was something off about this specific piece of work, something I can't put my finger on. So, we will see.

~Happy Reading Everyone!


  1. Um, yah. I definitely wasn't a fan of this one, either. Like you said, it could have been so interesting with the seven deadly sins, but instead it just felt like an excuse to write lots of raunchy stuff. :/

  2. On one hand, the premise sounds a bit confusing. On the other, I like to get scared and creeped out by ghost stories, so maybe I'll have to try this.

  3. Hmm, I don't know. I may pass on this one because it sounds confusing. I hope you like the sequel more!

  4. I agree with you 110% I don't know how many times I had to re-read chapters because I didn't understand what was happening....I honestly still don't know if I "get" the story lol


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