Swoon by Nina Malkin
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: May 19, 2009
Number of Pages: 421
Book Format: Paperback (Won from a giveaway awhile back)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I agree with some of the reviews I’ve seen recently of Swoon by Nina Malkin. But don’t get my wrong it’s not a bad thing at all! The reviews have said that this book is darker then it looks which some people were disappointed with but I wasn’t at all. Dark books are my favorite books especially books about ghosts. I don’t read enough of them and I seriously wish I did. But enough of my rambling let’s talk about the book.
Our main characters is Candice she lives in Swoon, CT where she moved from NY to be closer to some family. Everyone in Swoon has a nickname that has something to do with their names. Including Candice, her nickname is “Dice” this is one of my favorite parts of the book because everybody had such unusual names considering they were nicknames and they were short too which made it easy to keep track of everyone. Our other main character is Dice’s cousin Penny “Pen” these two together very much trouble makers.
Our two main characters are cousins and there always doing things together. Which I love I wish I was that close to my cousins. But anyways Pen is crazy and she loves to do daredevil things so of course she’s climbing a tree and guess what happens? She falls! Which is a really bad thing because a long time ago a man name Sinclair Powers was hung from that very tree. Can you guess what happened next? Yes Sinclair takes over Pen’s body and this becomes a very interesting possession you know like you see in haunting. As you can tell I was loving this book at this part!
While Sin is in Pen’s body she starts doing bad things. Worse then the crazy things she did before, and Dice realizes this she knows that she has to do something to get Sinclair out of Pen’s body and so she does. But instead of getting Sin out she gives him his own body and he’s able to walk the earth as a new man. That’s as far as I’m going to tell you because the rest would just be spoilers but I can tell you that I fell in love with Sin even though he was really really bad!
Now of course this book had a bit of a love triangle between Sin, Dice, and Pen. But it wasn’t a huge heart breaking one It was a manageable one which was another thing I loved about the book. You could see that Pen was falling for Sin really hard since he became his own person but I was rooting for him and Dice all the way! There were plenty of other things to enjoy about this book including some of the problems the other characters had. They weren’t huge problems but they were enough to where you wanted to find out what happened to them as well as Pen, Dice and Sin.
I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. The reason being because there were some chapters in the book that made no sense to me at all what’s so ever. Those chapters were the ones when the mysterious Ruby showed up. I just finished the book and I have no clue who she was and why she was even in the book to begin with, I’m hoping to find out what the story with her is in the second book!
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