Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: Swoon by Nina Malkin

(Swoon #1)

Author: Nina Malkin

Publication Date: May 19th, 2009

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Genre: Paranormal



Sin is coming... Prepare to Swoon.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?

My Thoughts: I was really, really excited to read this book. I won the second book in the series in a giveaway recently and this came up as my Random Read of the month, so it was pretty exciting since I wanted to read this book anyways. Well, I'm not really sure why I wasn't a huge fan. The book was ok, but I just wasn't connecting with it. It was a slow read for me because I had a lot of difficulty getting into it. That being said, I still enjoyed the story line. The ending was a bit sad, but I guess I'll just have to read the second book and find out what happened. I guess I was just expecting something different when I picked up the book because I do really like the cover, and I don't read reviews for books if I'm planning on reading them shortly, so I didn't read anything about this book except the synopsis, which sounded good.  

So I think what I disliked was how  most of the time the characters were getting high. So their thought were kindof all over the place. But it wasn't that big of a deal. I did like the characters and really felt bad for Sin, so there was a bit of connecting with them I guess.
Overall, the storyline was good, I just didn't click. The book is ok. Would I recommend it? Maybe not. But if you have been thinking of reading it, definitely give it a read and let us know your opinion. Have you ever had a book fall flat of what you expected? Let me know in the comments. 


  1. Oh thank goodness! I HATED this book! I had the first one for such a long time on my shelf, so I was really excited when I WON the second one from the publisher. I figured since I had the first two books in the series I'd give them a whirl, but I just really, really hated it! I couldn't connect with any of the characters and it was just not my cup of tea. Needless to say, the first AND the second (unread) book were donated to my library.

    Glad to see I'm not the only one!

    1. Haha, want to know something funny, I actually won the second book from you! And it's so pretty looking and I'm going to still read it and give the author the benefit of the doubt because there was lots of promise for the book to be amazing, so we'll see. But I seem to dislike books where the characters are always doing drugs/drinking. It was definitely hard to get through.

  2. This book sounds familiar; I'm pretty sure I won't read it though. But now I want to name my next pet Sin - lol

    1. Sin would be an awesome name for a pet!


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