Monthly Archives: January 2011


Review: DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver

Review: DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver

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

Final Grade: 95/AYA Dystopia440 pagesAvailable Feb. 1, 2011Review copy provided by publisherRated PG-13Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love – the deliria – blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are […]

Reviews, reviews & more reviews!

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

This has been the weirdest week. The snow days completely threw me off and, despite being trapped inside, I got pretty much nothing done. Well, I did read a lot but I didn’t get many reviews written. *sigh* I’m so far behind! So, here’s what I have on my already-read, to-review […]

Review: TROUBLED WATERS by Sharon Shinn

Review: TROUBLED WATERS by Sharon Shinn

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

Final Grade: 80/C 391 pages Fantasy Available now Review copy provided by publisher Rated PG BLURB: Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king’s fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of […]

It’s ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Release Day!

It’s ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Release Day!

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

Okay, so you’ve heard the buzz, you’ve read the first chapter, and you’ve pre-ordered your copy (right?).Well, to tide you over until you get a copy in your hot little hands, io9 (http://www.io9.com) is posting a 111-page excerpt that will be available for you to read from 11:11 AM EST until 11:11 […]

Teen Review: BLUE MOON by Alyson Noel

Teen Review: BLUE MOON by Alyson Noel

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

Final Grade: 94/AYA Paranormal Romance284 pagesAvailable NowPersonal copyRated PG-13 Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning.  In an attempt to save him, Ever […]

We Got a Winnah!

We Got a Winnah!

10 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Giveaway | 4 Comments

So, the New Year’s Reading Resolutions Hop has come to an end and we have a winner who gets to choose from three fabulous books: SUGAR AND ICE by Kate Messner, DASH AND LILY’S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohen and David Levithan, and ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by […]

Review: SPY GLASS by Maria V. Snyder

Review: SPY GLASS by Maria V. Snyder

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

Final Grade: 86/B YA Fantasy 424 pages Available Now Review copy provided by publisher Rated PG-13 An undercover mission leads to danger, adventure and an impossible choice…  After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, Opal Cowan has lost her powers. She can no longer create glass […]

In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox (9)

9 January, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 11 Comments

Hi, all! Wow, so far the YA books released in January are amazing, aren’t they? I went on a nutso book-buying spree last weekend and came home this week to find a cute little stack of books on my front stoop. (Okay, so it wasn’t so little but it still […]

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