Monthly Archives: March 2011


Interview: Kirsten Hubbard

Interview: Kirsten Hubbard

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

Oh, yay! Another fabulous author is visiting The Book Swarm! Kirsten Hubbard, intrepid travel writer and all-around awesome chick, joins us today to answer some questions about her debut novel, LIKE MANDARIN (check out my review HERE), and her writing life. Check out her website and blog (HERE)–besides info on […]

Review: LIKE MANDARIN by Kirsten Hubbard

Review: LIKE MANDARIN by Kirsten Hubbard

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

Final Grade: 99/AYA Contemporary320 pagesAvailable nowReview Copy won on GoodreadsRated PGIt’s hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it’s not her mother’s pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly […]

Review: THE LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa and Laura Roecker

Review: THE LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa and Laura Roecker

9 March, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Final Grade: 99/AYA Mystery361 pagesAvailable nowReview copy purchasedRated PGKate Lowry didn’t think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure. To: KateLowry@pemberlybrown.edu Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM From: GraceLee@pemberlybrown.edu Subject: (no subject) Kate, I’m here… sort of. Find Cameron. He knows. I shouldn’t be writing. Don’t tell. They’ll hurt you. Now Kate has […]

Review: THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW by Peter Bognanni

Review: THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW by Peter Bognanni

7 March, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Final Grade: 87/B YA Contemporary 368 pages Available now Review copy provided by publisher Rated PG Sebastian Prendergast lives with his eccentric grandmother in a geodesic dome. His homeschooling has taught him much-but he’s learned little about girls, junk food, or loud, angry music. Then fate casts Sebastian out of […]

In My Mailbox (11)

In My Mailbox (11)

6 March, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

So, I’ve been buying books like they’re going out of style lately. Fabulous BUT my TBR pile is killing me. I’m determined to make better use of my library! In the meantime, here’s what I got in my mailbox: Won:FADE by Lisa McMann (thanks so much, Amber from Down the […]

Sick Day!

3 March, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

Obviously, my students are trying to kill me off before testing season begins because they’ve given me the plague. And, while I am getting some reading done (awesome books), my mind is addled with cold medicine and other such good meds so if I reviewed anything now, it probably would […]

Review: OUTSIDE IN by Maria V. Snyder

Review: OUTSIDE IN by Maria V. Snyder

2 March, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

Final Grade: 97/AYA Science Fiction320 pagesAvailable March 1, 2011 (Harlequin Teen)Review copy provided by publisher via NetGalleyRated PG-13Me? A Leader? Okay, I did prove that there’s more to Inside than we knew. That a whole world exists beyond this cube we live in. And finding that led to a major […]

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