Monthly Archives: January 2011


Skip Day: Winter

Skip Day: Winter

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

Welcome to Skip Day Saturday! Today, winter is on my mind. One, it’s cold and windy out (at least it’s sunny, though!). Two, my region of South Carolina is under threat of a wintery mix of snow, sleet and ice for tomorrow night. People are already freaking out, talking about canceling […]

Review: ZAN-GAH by Allan Richard Shickman

Review: ZAN-GAH by Allan Richard Shickman

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

Final Grade: 85/B YA Historical 148 pages Available Now Review copy provided by publisher Rated PG Zan-Gah, seeking his lost twin brother in a savage prehistoric world, encounters adventure, suffering, conflict, captivity, and final victory. In three years, hero passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood […]

Teen Review: AFTER by Amy Efaw

Teen Review: AFTER by Amy Efaw

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

Final Grade: 90/B YA Contemporary 350 pages Available now Personal copy Rated PG-15 BLURB: An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant… Before that morning, these were the words most often used to describe straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport: […]

Review: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis

Review: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis

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

Final Grade: 96/A400 pagesYA Science FictionReview copy provided by publisherAvailable January 11, 2011Rated PGA love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.  Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in […]

A Letter to the New Year

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

Dear 2011, You have a lot to live up to. I mean, 2010 really rocked my blogging world. This blog, my own little Swarm of Books, rocketed me into a whole new level of reading. Last year (boy, it seems so strange to say that already!), I met a ton […]

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