Monthly Archives: September 2010


Review: DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS by C.J. Omololu

Review: DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS by C.J. Omololu

16 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

Final Grade: 93/AYA Contemporary212 pagesAvailable nowReview copy purchasedRated PG BLURB: Everyone has secrets. Some are just bigger and dirtier than others. For sixteen years, Lucy has kept her mother’s hoarding a secret. She’s had to — nobody would understand the stacks of newspapers and mounds of garbage so high they […]

Review: SAPPHIQUE by Catherine Fisher

Review: SAPPHIQUE by Catherine Fisher

14 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Final Grade: 94/BYA FantasyAvailable December 28, 2010ARC recieved through We Love YA ARC ToursRated PG BLURB: Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own […]

Skip Day: Road Trip to Charleston

Skip Day: Road Trip to Charleston

12 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

It’s been a hectic week (Yes, I know it was only a four-day week but sometimes those are the longest. Why? It’s a mystery.) and I’m in the mood for a road trip. Maybe it’s because I just finished AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR or maybe it’s because I’ve been […]

Planning tonight!

I’ve got to write my lesson plans for next week and my next unit tonight so I won’t have time to post my review of TENSION OF OPPOSITES until tomorrow (I know, you’re heartbroken.). And–exciting news, to me anyway!–I just received an ARC of SAPPHIQUE in the mail today (can […]

Three Quickie Reviews

Three Quickie Reviews

8 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

There are a pile of books I just finished that already have a plenty of reviews on them. So, instead of going into detail, I decided to do “Quickies” for three of them. Quickie Review #1: AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan MatsonFinal Grade: 93/A YA Contemporary BLURB: Amy […]

Skip Day: Labor Day Weekend

Skip Day: Labor Day Weekend

4 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Welcome to the first weekend of the fall! Okay, so it’s not officially the fall but I’ve always thought of Labor Day weekend as fall’s opening day party. I don’t know about y’all but I’ve got a pretty busy weekend planned and, as usual, my to-do list requires more time […]

Page 2 of 3123