Thursday, June 25, 2009

I am a horrible blogger. Life has just been so crazy that I haven't been able to keep up on this blog, along with a lot of other things in my life. I'm writing several reviews right now to post later today.

For now, a picture of my birthday cake (my birthday was yesterday). It was a surprise from my sister. It's starting to melt here but you get the idea...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Swoon by Nina Malkin

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.
What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?

I had high expectations for this novel. After reading the summary, I was instantly intruiged and purchased it immediately. The story was darker and more sensual than I expected, but not in a negative way. I just feel that younger readers need to know going in that there is some heavy content.

I really enjoyed the unique plot of this book. It's difficult for me to explain, but I felt like it really told me a story. One that was important somehow, that I'll remember for years to come. One of love, loss, passion, and revenge. I loved travelling back in time with Sin, learning of his past and gaining an understanding of where his rage stemmed from and how it was connected to present day Swoon. The story unfolded beautifully, revealing itself in a way that kept me engaged and invited me to unveil more.

I was captivated by Malkin's talent of scribing truly entrancing prose. Her words flowed exquisitely, creating a seductive masterpiece that was thoroughly entertaining.

Monday, June 1, 2009

More life stuff. My dog, Kissy Bear, needs major surgery. ASAP. What we thought was a minor ailment turned out to be much worse. She'll be going in for her operation either tomorrow or wednesday. Just wanted to update what's been going on. Don't want anyone to think I'm not dedicated.

Please send positive thoughts that she makes it through okay, they'll be appreciated more than you know. I'm off to an evening of 'comfort' reading, with my sick doggy curled up by my side.