Main Characters: Candice (aka Dice), Penelope (Dice’s cousin and her body ends up possessed by Sin), Sinclair (aka Sin, and a ghost driving Dice to get revenge against those that killed him under/from the tree Penelope falls from).
Main Premise: From goodreads (because here was a book that I liked so little, I am not spending the time writing it myself):
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?
Locations: Swoon Connecticut.
Other Important Things to Remember for Later: Sinclair used to be a ghost and is now a Golem. And I don’t know what else. And I refuse to re-read it. I don’t even know if I will read Swear. But I thought I would be prepared just in case. I think a sequel will be a stretch, so I think we’ll just have to wait a see how the second book comes about.
The profanity was used sparingly – which helped get the point across when needed. And the author nicely didn’t shy away from the realities of teen sex – but it wasn’t graphic and doesn’t need to go on the “trash” shelf in my book case. Malkin gave me enough for a nice mental picture – and I got to know and really feel for Dice and Pen.
So, I was torn between 1 and 2 stars. Because I won’t donate the book to the local library but keep it in case I ever think I might get more out of re-reading it, I will go with two.