Soon Review

I received Swoon, by Nina Malkin, from the Amazon Vine program.

Candice (Dice) has recently moved to the small town of Swoon, Connecticut from New York. With her psychic visions, she is able to notice when her cousin becomes possessed with the ghost of a young man names Sinclair. Sinclair (Sin) is obsessed with avenging the death of his young love, and begins to take it out on the entire town of Swoon. Dice feels an attraction for Sin and finds herself caught up in Sin’s mission.

This is probably the worst “young adult” novel I have ever read, and not just from a content standpoint. There are loads of sexual content and drug and alcohol use, which are actually shown in a positive light. That’s right. The novel actually condones drug use. Dice and her friends get high, often. And it’s attributed to opening their minds and it being freeing. If that’s not bad enough, Dice thinks that she’s in love with this ghost boy who is out to destroy the descendants of the people who hurt him and his long-dead lover. What does she see in him beyond his looks? Nothing. There is nothing about him that you could possibly put in a positive light.

I can’t even give the main storyline a good word. The plot was strange and confusing. The characters were completely unlikeable. Dice’s psychic gift didn’t make much sense, other than being able to see the ghost. Other reviewers are comparing this to Twilight. Other than there being a little romance and teenage angst, there is no comparison. Don’t bother with this one. It’s boring, confusing, and quite a disappointment.


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