Monthly Archives: October 2010


Crossroads Blog Tour: Tonya Hurley

Crossroads Blog Tour: Tonya Hurley

16 October, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 8 Comments

As my first guest on the Crossroads Blog Tour, I’m so excited to have the fantabulous Tonya Hurley, author of the ghostgirl series! A little background before we begin (if you don’t already know this wonderful author): Tonya Hurley is the New York Times best-selling author of the highly acclaimed“ghostgirl” book series; creator, writer and […]

The Crossroads Tour Story & Contest Info

The Crossroads Tour Story & Contest Info

16 October, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

The Crossroads Tour STORY: Eryn and her crew of hunters, Matt, Brit and of course, the oh-so-brooding, Alec, are hunting down a creature that’s been making a nuisance of itself in Redgrave. Rumour has it, the creature can only be destroyed on midnight of October 31st. That’s right, Halloween, and only […]

Review: VIRALS by Kathy Reichs

Review: VIRALS by Kathy Reichs

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

Final Grade: 90/B YA Science Fiction 464 pages Available Nov. 2, 2010 Review copy provided by publisher Rated PG BLURB: Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage “sci-philes” who live on a secluded […]

Crossroads Press Release!

Crossroads Press Release!

13 October, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Hey, lookie here–the Crossroads Blog Tour has a press release! I have Tonya Hurley visiting on October 16th and I’ll be giving away a signed copy of her novel, LOVESICK, on the 31st. See you at The Crossroads! For more info & the story, visit Judith Graves at http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/ This Halloween […]

Review: TRANCE by Linda Gerber

Review: TRANCE by Linda Gerber

10 October, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

Final Grade: 80/CYA Paranormal304 pagesAvailable October 14, 2010Review copy received through We Love YA! ToursRated PG BLURB: Ashlyn Greenfield has always known when bad things are going to happen. Each time that familiar tingling at the back of her neck begins, she knows what’s to come–a trance. She’s pulled in, blindsided, an […]

Student Review: OCTOBER SKY by Homer Hickam

Student Review: OCTOBER SKY by Homer Hickam

6 October, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

Final Grade: 95/A YA Historical  428 Pages Available Now Review copy purchased Rated: PG SUMMARY:  “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from, it matters where you are going.” -OCTOBER SKY Set in the 1950’s, this novel (also known as ROCKET BOYS) is about a boy named Homer “Sonny” Hickam […]

BBW: Speak Loudly Book Winners

5 October, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

I can’t believe how many books have been challenged or actually banned! But I’m super-excited to share some of the top challenged books from the last five years with our awesome honey bees! The five winners from the Book Swarm BBW Giveaway are: 1) JennelleS @ ReadingIsDreamy won SPEAK by […]

Student Review: HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter

Student Review: HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter

4 October, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

Final Grade: 97/A287 pagesYA ContemporaryAvailable nowReview copy purchasedRated PG-13 SUMMARY: Katarina Bishop, or better known as “Kat”, is known by some as one of youth’s greatest thieves and known as a criminal by others. You may think that those are the same but in the book, HEIST SOCIETY, you find […]

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