Monday, July 25, 2011
My Thoughts: Swoon by Nina Malkin
What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?
Nina Malkin's Swoon was not on my TBR until I received it's sequel for review a couple weeks ago. Before that I had not heard of the book. I was curious enough to search it out, and read it as soon as I got my hands on it. Swoon did not take me long to get through, contrary to it's many pages. This was mostly due to the fact that I really just wanted to have it done, and I kind of wanted to know how it was going to end. Ghost stories aren't usually what I am interested it. Mostly because Ghosts scare me, and Swoon, did freaked me out a few times. I didn't hate this book, really. I also did not enjoy it either. It actually kind of bugged me.
There were a few times throughout the story where I would get extremely confused. There would be instances when the story wouldn't go anywhere, it was so slow that I think my eyes would cross while reading, but then things would jump ahead with no explanation. It was kind of hard to follow. I found that little hard to chew. I also did not like the Sin (the male protagonist) would invoke such provocative actions from the people he was around, I suppose it was due, mostly, to him representing sin. But, I didn't understand how sex was the sin that most people inhabited. If Malkin would have delved deeper and looked at the deadly sins, it would have made for a more interesting and less cheesy story.
I did like the female protagonist. I thought she was a funny character. I don't know what else to day other then I did like her, I liked her spunk, how she very rarely took anyone's BS. I thought she was well written. But, really, Dice might have been the only thing that I liked about Swoon.
I have the sequel-Swear- and I think I might give it a try, just to see what happens. To see if its Malkin's writing I don't enjoy, or just the story. Because there was something off about this specific piece of work, something I can't put my finger on. So, we will see.
~Happy Reading Everyone!