Guest Review – Swoon

Guest Reviewer – Nicole


When a storyline heads to the supernatural there are many directions to head towards, to dive completely overboard into a new universe (see the Gemma Doyle Trilogy), attempt to merge reality with the supernatural (see Georgina Kincaid series and Evermore), but also the third option: to carefully tease the reader with the hint of the supernatural while never truly encountering anything otherworldly.

“Swoon” beautifully explores the borders of this third option and is never quite satisfying, always leaving the reader wanting more.

As I read this novel I was slightly in awe that Malkin was able to keep each chapter so loaded with action and never boring and dry.

For an author’s first novel–well any novel to be honest– Swoon was wonderful, and Malkin is definitely a author to watch as we move into the new decade.

(4.5/5)

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Your friendly neighborhood narcissist. I'm sarcastic, cynical and a bit cranky. I own a soap box so big that sometimes I have difficulty stepping down off of it, and I'm about 94% certain I have multiple personalities. I don't sleep enough, and I read more than any person should ever consider normal. I have anger management issues, especially when I'm stuck in traffic and I have an unhealthy obsession with my Kindle. I am a vampire lovin', zombie obsessed, book-in-hand, iPod freak. You either love me or hate me. You be the judge.