Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Swoon by Nina Malkin Review

"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."

I really need to stop having my hopes up for a book just based on the cover.

Swoon is about a girl named Candice, Dice, who moves to Connecticut and is left alone all the time by her parents.  Her aunt and cousin live across the road from her, and are the ones who look after her.  Her cousin's name is Penelope or Penn as everyone calls her.  She is older than Dice and dresses way different than her.

One day Dice notices something is wrong with her cousin, she starts acting different and tries to kill a boy. Dice knows she must do something before the "spirit" inside her cousin takes over completely. Of course this leads to a huge thing that almost destroys the town.

I gave Swoon 2/5 stars, because it really wasn't that great.  The whole story was kinda boring, although it sounded really cool. The plot was very slow moving, and the characters were very sex centered; which was my biggest problem with the book.

I might have actually liked this book if there were more to the characters than just sex. Even though Penn was possessed, all she was concerned about was having sex. Dice couldn't help but think about having sex with the 'spirit" that possessed Penn. That was most of what the main characters were all about.  When the story finally got to something more than sex, it was very boring!

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