Author: Nina Malkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Reading Level: Young Adult, 16+
Publication Date: May 19, 2009
Plot - 18/20
Characters - 17/20
Writing - 18/20
Originality - 20/20
Entertainment - 7/10
Recommendation - 7/10
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.
This book sounds amazing, yes? I thought so too, but . . . I was disappointed.
The book started out really well, I was hooked, maybe not as much as I would've liked, but I was hooked to it.
I found Dice to be a unique character. I like the way she thought, she had attitude, and a interesting personality. I like seeing the world through her eyes. The supporting characters were good, not as good as Dice and Sin, but interesting. But I felt that we didn't see their personality's as much, I mean, they were in the book, Pen and Marsh and them all, but I just never got a good looksey at their personalities. I really liked the greedy, cynical character of Sin, I think the books wouldn't of been what it is without the uniqueness of his character.
Malkin's writing was really great. I loved her imagery and I loved her writing style. I just, I felt that there was just too much going on. I got confused sometimes, and some stuff just didn't interest me so I didn't follow along as good as in the beginning. I don't know. I have some mixed feelings from this book and I just don't know how to put it in words of the gibberish in my head.
I really enjoyed the originality of the novel, it was unpredictable, I had no idea where it would go next. I thought the plot was really interesting. I haven't heard anything like it before. It had me surprised a few scenes also. One thing I really liked about it was the ending, I was satisfied and I think it went in the right direction. I was really happy with how it ended.
Principally: This novel was really interesting. I think the only reasons I didn't like it was just because it wasn't necessarily my kind of taste in it. The plot and originality were great. Nina Malkin sensibility was great and I loved her style. Oh, and historical fiction lovers, you might also really like this one. But I won't tell you why. Read it yourself.