Monday, May 24, 2010


by Nina Malkin

# of Pages: 432
Age Range: 14/15+
Rating: 4/5

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?

*Read bottom of post for a sneak peak of upcoming Swoon contest!*

Before I had even read the synopsis of this book, it was the cover that drew me in. There are so many awesome YA book covers out there, but this is one of my favorites. After reading the synopsis and realizing this beautiful book was a young adult paranormal romance, I was sold. When I got my own copy I immediately read it and then proudly added it to the well stocked shelves of my bookshelf.

Swoon starts out with Dice, a city born teen who moved in to her cousin's neighborhood in the small but affluent town of Swoon Connecticut. Dice is different from most of her cousin, Pen's, friends and is still getting used to the "town life" when Pen suddenly falls victim to a body invasion by none other than "Sin". Sin changes Dice's world from the moment she meets him, and even though all he seems to be doing is wrecking havoc in the Swoon community, Dice can't help but to find herself falling in love with him.

With a little bit of everything mixed in; mystery, romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, etc, Swoon made for an exciting read. Nina's writing is not only fluid but real. Though at times the language can consist of a lot of swears, it made the story feel much more realistic. I mean let's not kid ourselves here, how many teens do you know that don't swear? Exactly. Be forewarned though, this novel is not a fluffy love story. Dark and dangerous, Swoon unveils the darker corners of pretty pictures, creating a seductive teen read.

If you like this novel be sure to check out:

Bleeding Violet: Dia Reeves
Hush, Hush: Becca Fitzpatrick
Fallen: Lauren Kate
Ink Exchange: Melissa Marr
Strange Angels: Lili. St. Crow

Buy Swoon HERE
Visit Nina HERE, Check out her other books and meet the Swoon characters.

Check back next Monday for a chance to win 2 signed paperback copies of Swoon in honor of the release of the paperback edition of Swoon! Hint: Start thinking of way's to Swoon this summer.


1 comment:

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I've been crushing on the cover of this one for a while. Can't wait to read it!