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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Book Review: Swoon by Nina Malkin

Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)

After a tragedy, Dice moves from New York City to Swoon, CT. When her cousin, Pen, falls from a tree, a ghost takes over Pen's body and starts using her to enact his revenge on the town. Even thought Dice finds herself unexplainably attracted to the ghost, Sinclair Youngblood Powers, she still tries to perform an exorcism in hopes that he will finally be at peace. Instead, he is set free and back in his own flesh and blood body. Free to turn the peaceful little town of Swoon in its head.

My Review: 
The cover is lovely and fits the story well. I enjoyed the whole premise behind Swoon. You have the angry ghost hell bent on seeking revenge for the death of his love and himself. The past meeting the present. Even though Sin was cruel to the core, he was still a character that was hard to hate. There was hardly a dull moment, and the story kept you engaged from beginning to end. The amount of sex involved in the story became annoying after a while though. While I know that sex scandals are the quickest way to ruin a person's reputation in a town like Swoon, it would have been nice for Sin to have used some other methods as well. What's the point if everyone in town has some sort of sex scandal going on? Especially when everyone in the room or in the lake is taking part in these activities. The thing that bothered me most was when a character made a reference to times when she tried Cocaine and Meth. She tried each drug once. She acted like it was no biggie when in reality people become instantly addicted to these drugs. That conversation really bothered me and took a lot away from the story for me. All in all, this was a hard book to rate because there were parts that I really enjoyed reading. I loved the interactions between Sin and Dice, and I loved to hate Sin, but this definitely isn't a book I would recommend to a young adult. 

To learn more about Nina Malkin and her books, visit her website.


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