Monthly Archives: December 2010


In My Mailbox (8)

In My Mailbox (8)

27 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous Story Siren. This week, I got a couple of books for review from the awesome folks at Egmont USA (I just love the books they’re putting out!): WILL WORK FOR PROM DRESS by Aimee Ferris (out Feb. 8, 2011) THE […]

Midwinter’s Eve Winner!

Midwinter’s Eve Winner!

25 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

Oh, I do love a good giveaway–and to do it on Christmas makes it even better! Even though the Midwinter’s Eve Hop was a quickie, I had a ton of fabulous people who entered. But someone has to win, right? With the use of the handy-dandy random.org, entry #112 was chosen […]

Teen Review: GEEK MAGNET by Kieran Scott

Teen Review: GEEK MAGNET by Kieran Scott

23 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Final Grade: 100/A YA Contemporary 308 pages Available now Personal copy Rated PG BLURB: At school, KJ is important during Spring Musical time. It’s the time when she gets all the attention from the geeks and, more importantly, from the most popular and feistiest girl in school, tama. When tama sees […]

Interview: Author Kate Messner

Interview: Author Kate Messner

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

I’m so pleased to welcome Kate Messner, the author of SUGAR AND ICE, to The Book Swarm today. You can read my review of this fantastic middle grade novel HERE. She also wrote THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z., another great middle grade novel which won the E.B. White Read […]

Review: SUGAR AND ICE by Kate Messner

Review: SUGAR AND ICE by Kate Messner

15 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Final Grade 98/A288 pagesMG ContemporaryReview copy purchasedAvailable NowRated GFor Claire Boucher, life is all about skating on the frozen cow pond and in the annual Maple Show right before the big pancake breakfast on her family’s farm. But all that changes when Russian skating coach Andrei Grosheva offers Claire a […]

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