Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Review: Swoon by Nina Malkin

Title: Swoon
Series: N/A
Book #: N/A
Author: Nina Malkin
Source: Library
Published: 2009

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?

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Amber's thoughts:
I found it extremely difficult to relate to the main character, Dice. Maybe it was because she was too confident and sure of herself to seem realistic. Maybe it was just because her personality is nothing like mine. Either way, I was often annoyed with her. I didn't understand why she thought or did certain things. The only reason I was able to put up with her was because the story kept me interested; I wanted to know what happened next.

This book is definitely for older teens or adults. Explicit sexual situations are scattered throughout the novel, and let's just say I won't be passing this one on to my younger sister. The entire novel just felt... dirty. The trashy language, the drug and alcohol content, everything. 

The romance wasn't what I consider to be "true love." It was more of a physical attraction than anything else. Both Sin and Dice just seemed to be in it for the sex. If this is true love, then I want no part in it. 

The only reason I continued to push myself through the book was that I was desperately hoping it would get better. I hate writing negative reviews. Usually I can force myself to find something I like about the book, but I just couldn't find much. Steer clear of this one, folks. 


1 comment:

Amelia said...

Hahha yay for honesty! Hey sometimes you have no choice but to write negative reviews :P (lately I've been doing it a lot!)
I love reviews like this because they are honest and I know now to stay away from this book (I don't like reading certain things in books either) so I THANK YOU a bunch!
Love your reviews, love what you have to say :D