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Swoon Hardcover – May 19, 2009
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Swoon, Connecticut, stands proudly on its heritage and the good behavior of its Lilly Pulitzer–clad inhabitants, so semi-psychic New York transplant Candice (Dice) sticks out like a sore thumb. On the autumnal equinox, Dice’s sweet and gentle cousin Penelope suddenly changes into a dangerous vixen, and only Dice is able to see that she has been possessed. Dice knows she must exorcise Sinclair, the ghost of a handsome young man from the colonial era, but she has fallen deeply in love with the appropriately nicknamed Sin. Finally, Dice follows Sin’s directions for an exorcism, which frees Penelope from his hold and releases Sin into his own physical form. The golem-like Sin finally reveals his goal: to exact revenge on the descendants of those who unjustly hung him for the murder of his fiancée. Since Sin awakens the quaint town’s denizens to all of their suppressed urges, this steamy and suspenseful romance with a psychic slant and time-travel twist will pull mature teens. The paranormal angle and several star-crossed love pairings will appeal to fans of the Twilight series. Grades 10-12. --Heather Booth
"Sexy and deeply seductive...Swoon will make your every sense tingle!" -- Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series
"Fast, sexy, clever -- fans of Twilight have a new heroine to root for. I couldn't put it down!" -- Karen Marie Moning, bestselling author of the Highlander and Fever series
"A captivatingly unique story of first love. Nina Malkin's smart, vivid writing is a breath of fresh air. Simply unforgettable...Swoon will haunt you." -- Lara Adrian, bestselling author of the Midnight Breed series
"A spine-tingling collision of past and present, revenge and justice, lust and rage. True love has never been so truly terrifying." -- Robin Wasserman, author of the Seven Deadly Sins series and Skinned --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Warning about Swoon: Of the YA books I've read recently, Swoon contains the most sex, drugs and rock n roll. (Well, not so much rock n roll...) Nothing that's explicit and nothing that most teens today aren't exposed to on TV every night, just more than your typical YA paranormal novel. You have been warned. Any-whoo...'
Swoon was a quick, easy read and discussed subjects that many YA paranormal books skirt around. 'I liked the leads (despite their nicknames) and Sin surely lived up to his name.
Swoon had its highpoints for sure. I liked the way it attempted to take a stereotypical WASP town and turn it on its head. I just couldn't get past that I've seen it done before (sometimes better) in Needful Things, The Witches of Eastwick and True Blood.
I liked Swoon, but I just wanted it to be better. I thought the premise was unique and had potential. Now that the story has been established in an okay way, I'm hoping that Swear (with its beautiful cover) will fufill the promise that Swoon held, but didn't quite live up to.
To say that this is bad is being kind.
Okay, to start, this book is way more dark than I thought it would be. When I read the synopsis, I thought: Good idea! I want to read this book and figure out what happens!
After reading: I can't believe I actually spent money on this.
So the middle thoughts: So Dice smoked drugs because 'she wanted to be nice. I mean, who doesn't say no to drugs when they offer so nicely?. I hated Dice and Penelope. They both used guys (Mostly Penelope). And Sin? What the heck is his problem? He sucked. I can't even form into words what this book was.
Prediction: This series will go nowhere. When I am in the store, I don't even like to look at Swear or Swoon.
Final Conclusion: Sad excuse for a book.
Parental Rating: 14+
This is a story that has a ton of drug use and casual sex. Otherwise the storyline has some potential. I finished the book and enjoyed the story but I felt confused about the first half because it took a long time to go anywhere. This was simply an ok book.