Swear (Swoon #2)
It’s been six months since ghost-turned golem Sinclair Youngblood Powers confessed his love, stole Dice's heart, and disappeared from Swoon, perhaps from existence. Despite the hurt, Dice has been moving steadily toward ordinary. Dreams of Sin still plague and pleasure her sleep, and the mark of Sin's love remains on her skin, still sore....more
This book is a hot mess of the worst kind. No, this entire series is a hot mess of the worst kind. I was not a fan of Swoon, but I decided to take a stab at Swear and see if it could get any better. If not, well, I would have more snark bait.
Oh, if only I could take another stab at the book, only...more
Two stars lopped off for some ridiculously backward relationship guilt. So Sin's allowed to fuck the entire town without repercussion, but when Dice kisses a guy after Sin's been gone for like a year, she's the devil herself? What is that? And Dice, you seem smart. Why in the heck are you accepting blame for this?...more
What the FUCK did I just read?
No, wait, I do know what I just read. It's called wish fulfilment fantasy, and there is a huge heap of it right here. I never thought that Halo and Hades would share the one-star shelf this year, but apparently, I was wrong.
Let's start with the good stuff. There is a plot.
Now that this is out of the way...
*someone interrupts, whispers* What? What do you mean I should give a sum...more
i think the thing that helps the pace move swiftly are the partial alliterations. i say partial, because the author tends to do them in pairs, where by definition, an alliteration is 3 or more...
another thing i love is that the vocab is completely different from your standard YA novels. where it seems that most authors have a word list they choose from, i'm always find...more
Technically this should be a two star book. I only gave it three stars because the book cover is so damn beautiful.
Nina Malkin's writing is, interesting. It's definitely different and while I can't quite pinpoint what it is exactly that makes it different, I did enjoy the writing style...for a while.
I felt like Swear had a great purpose and then somewhere got lost in all the words. So many words...472 pages of words. Lots of vocabulary that didn'...more
Dice has spent the last six months missing the boy who stole her heart. She's not sure where he is or if he's coming back, but at times she can still feel him...especially when she's throwing herself into music. She dreams about him and the blue bruise he left on the inside of her thigh is still a tender reminder of him. But the disappearance of he...more
The first novel Swoon caught my eye because of its provocative nature. The truth is that teens are confront...more
Dice is one of my favorite narrators ever (if not my favorite). She is sassy, strong, and smart. She knows what she wants and does what she has to to get it and that is hard to find in a lot of YA novels.
Nina Malkin is one heck of a writer. She has great sass and wittiness and I love every word!
This novel was fantastic and I highly recommend Swoon and Swear because they are completely under the radar and deserv...more
First off let me say when i first read Swoon, i liked it, but didn't love it, as there were alot of things about it i didn't understand or that didn't make sense to me. And i read it when it first came out. So when i got Swear when it came out, i thought i would re-read Swoon again since it has been a couple years since i had read Swoon. I liked it MUCH better the second time than the first. I understood it better and everything so g...more
I love the first book. I think the first was actually better than this one, but this one was pretty good, too. Even though the story was droning and difficult to follow at times. But maybe that's just me. I thought a lot of parts in the story were unnecessary and/or confusing.
I agree with the other reviewers, the double standard between Dice and Sin was really annoying, and it always frustrates me when jealousy and possessiveness are mistaken for love. That being said, I didn...more
For the a good portion of the beginning, Sin isn't there physically, but his presence in Dice's life--and her dreams--is unmistakable. But Dice is also getting close to a boy named Tosh, a member of the band Bruise Blue that Dice is the...more
I seem to be rating books pretty low these days, at least compared to even six months ago. that's because my standards have changed. A 3 star book must be a book that I liked. A two star book is a book that I didn't like, but also didn't hate.
My thoughts on Swear can be summed up in one sentence: it just wasn't right for me.
The writing I couldn't get into at all. I often reread several scenes in the...more
Then there was Swear. Not only did I sink my teeth in, I took a HUGE bite and went back for seconds. Seriously this book blew the first one out of the water and I couldn't get enough. In fact I am hoping, praying to the gods at be, doing the rain dance...all in hopes that Nina Malkin will give us more. I...more
Swear happened about six months after Swoon. Dice is plagued with dreams of the erotic kind co-starring, none other than her ex, Sin Youngblood Powers. Everything should be...more
Every single character was more developed than Swoon.
Sin was absolutely sexy. Pen was annoying. Marsh was adorable. Dice was enchanting. Duck and Tosh were wonderful. And finally, the best one of them all
Holy crap! She was probably the most creepiest, wonderful creature to be born into this series. She had just the right amount of everything in her.
Overall rating is five stars. This book looks amazing next to Swoon on my "loved" shelf :D
There were double standards. Many reviewers have pointed out that when Sin came back he was angry at Dice for kissing Tosh. Really, Sin? And Dice just accepts that he's mad and that he'll eventually forgive her. What was she supposed to do if he was gone forever? Stay celibate? Nice, Sin. Nice.
There was the fact that the narrator, Dice, didn't speak like any recent high school grad that I've ever met. Mostly that...more
Dice and Sin have been through so much and after Sin disappears on Dice she was heartbroken. Sin mysteriously reappears six months later but it isn't the heartfelt reunion that Dice was hoping for.
The story takes a heartbreaking turn and Dice has to sit by and watch Si...more
Swear continues where Swoon left off. Dice is rather different, more, mature which is a great start. Her psychic powers seem to have highly developed and you'll see more of that. Dice's new psychic powers are very interesting. A new surprise guest from someone very close to Dice will make an appearance. Things aren't picturesque for Dice this time around but end on very well accepting note in the end. A read that should be most appre...more
I was impressed, but unimpressed at the same time. The storyline was more solid and not all over the place like the first book "Swoon"...But i have to say it lacks the sexiness that Swoon has. I wasn't impressed because I expect more romance between Dice and Sin and the ending was so off and abrupt. I just wish there'd be more to the story/ending. =\
The minute Barnes & Noble puts this book onto the shelves I 'swear'... ahh! I don't even know. I was so depressed when Swoon ended and Sin disappeared, and now he might be back! I emailed Nina Malkin and she said that the book should be coming out this summer :) I'm too happy!