Thursday, April 2, 2009
Swoon by Nina Malkin
Here's the description:
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.
I will admit that this is a book I blatantly begged for. Once I read the above description I knew that I would love it and that it had to be mine. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. It's a great premise and definitely something new. I've never read a YA book quite like this one.
It's compulsively readable. I love the character of Candice,or Dice, this street smart city girl who has been dropped in the middle of a Stepfordesque little town in Connecticut. We, the reader, are plopped down in Swoon, CT right along with her and we watch in horror and sometimes glee as the events of the novel unfold around her.
The dialogue seemed very genuine to me, especially between Candice and Pen and Candice and Ruby. And Ruby, who couldn't fall in love with her? She such a great character.
I just really loved this book. I can't recommend it highly enough. I think Nina Malkin has a real hit on her hands and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.
It's hitting shelves May 19th and it's brought to you by the good people of Simon Pulse.