Thursday, February 11, 2010

Swoon-- Nina Malkin

Oh, my poor neglected blog. I've been trapped in this terrible blackhole-timewarp called overworked and too much on my plate. But I did finally find time to read something!

Swoon is a Connecticut town where Dice and her cousin Pen live. Always the daredevil, Pen climbs to the top of a tree and falls... and in the moment when she should have died, a spirit came into her body. Because Dice is clairvoyant, she is able to communicate with that spirit and knows it's Sinclair Youngblood, a man who died in the late 1700s and has revenge on the mind. Sin creates chaos wherever he goes and is bent on destroying the family line responsible for the horrific deeds from his time period. And, even though he is no good AND inhabiting a body that's not really his own, Dice can't help but to fall in love with him...

It's easy to lump this book into the paranormal romance category, and I would easily recommend it to girls who are fans of Twilight, Blue Bloods, and Beautiful Creatures. However, I appreciated Dice's confidence and sass, and even though she makes decisions that make me cringe, she at least has a mind of her own. Personally, I couldn't stand Sin's character, but I think his Edward-esque qualities will appeal to teen girls who heart the paranormal romance genre.


the daydreamer said...

I just wanted to say I love your blog, I've been lurking around for a long time.

I've read about 10-15 books because of your blog, books I wouldn't have read had I not read your reviews.
I wanted to return the favor and reccomend a book to you that I think you'll like.
Its not my book or anyone I know I just thought it was a very orginial YA novel.

Dirty Little Secrets, its about a teen living with a mother who is a hoarder.

HydroJen said...

Thanks!! I lurk around the blogs sometimes myself ;-)

I will definitely look into Dirty Little Secrets... it sounds very interesting!