Monthly Archives: January 2011


Review: THE LYING GAME by Sara Shepard

Review: THE LYING GAME by Sara Shepard

31 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

FINAL GRADE: 77/CYA Mystery (series)307 pagesReview copy provided by publisherAvailable nowRated PG-15 I had a life anyone would kill for. Then someone did. The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill […]

Review: ALL YOU GET IS ME by Yvonne Prinz

Review: ALL YOU GET IS ME by Yvonne Prinz

27 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Giveaway | 6 Comments

FINAL GRADE: 93/AYA Contemporary Romance288 pagesReview copy provided by author’s publicistAvailable nowRated PG-15 A summer of love, loss, and justice. Things were complicated enough for Roar, even before her father decided to yank her out of the city and go organic. Suddenly, she’s a farm girl, albeit a reluctant one, […]

Interview: Author Pam Bachorz

Interview: Author Pam Bachorz

25 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

She has a much more serious “official” bio pic but this one seems to suit her better, esp. since some of heranswers totally made me giggle! Today, I’m so excited to welcome PAM BACHORZ, author of DROUGHT and CANDOR to The Book Swarm! I reviewed her just-released, head-trippy, totally awesome book, […]

Review: DROUGHT by Pam Bachorz

Review: DROUGHT by Pam Bachorz

24 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Final Grade: 95/A 400 pages YA DystopianAvailable January 25, 2011 Review copy provided by publisher Rated PG BLURB: Ruby Prosser dreams of escaping the Congregation and the early-nineteenth century lifestyle that’s been practiced since the community was first enslaved.  She plots to escape the vicious Darwin West, his cruel Overseers, […]

In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox (9)

23 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 10 Comments

Good day, fellow readers! It’s In My Mailbox day, where we get a peek at what books people bought, won, borrowed, or were gifted and celebrate, make lists of to-buy, and/or feel that twinge of jealousy (I’m bad about that, considering I want pretty much every book!). ADDED: I totally […]

Follow Friday!

Follow Friday!

21 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

Be sure to visit the lovely PARAJUNKEE! She’s a  most excellent hostess. 🙂 So, here’s my question for you: “Why do you read the genre that you do?  What draws you to it?”  (borrowed from the Friday Hop hosted by Crazy for Books) Personally, I love YA. YA’s like popcorn–fast […]

Review: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss

Review: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss

20 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

FINAL GRADE: 87/B320 pages YA Historical (I guess you call the 80’s historical…makes me cringe a bit to say it though!) Available now Review copy purchased Rated PG Reimagining the days surrounding this unforgettable event in history, readers are brought back to 1986 as the astronauts prepare for the Challenger mission, […]

Review: MATCHED by Ally Condie

Review: MATCHED by Ally Condie

19 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

Final Grade: 84/C 366 pages YA Dystopia Available now Review copy purchased Rated PG-13 Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete […]

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