Monthly Archives: April 2011


Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Novels

Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Novels

26 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 12 Comments

Last year, I moved from teaching seventh grade to eighth English/Language Arts. With that move, a world of possibilities opened up. While these eighth graders are still technically middle schoolers, by fourth quarter, they’re also teenagers for real (13/14/15 years old) on the verge of so much–high school, “real” significant […]

ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre

ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre

25 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 8 Comments

YA PostApocalyptic/Dystopia 259 pages Available now Review copy purchased Published by Feiwel & Friends New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20’s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on […]

DEFIANCE by Lili St. Crow

DEFIANCE by Lili St. Crow

21 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

YA Urban Fantasy259 pagesAvailable nowPersonal copyHey sucker. It’s showtime. The Real World is a frightening place. Just ask sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson, a tough girl who has taken on her fair share of bad guys. She’s armed, dangerous, and not going down without a fight. So it’s gonna take her […]

UNSEEN (Outcast Season #3) by Rachel Caine

UNSEEN (Outcast Season #3) by Rachel Caine

20 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

Urban Fantasy (adult)320 pagesAvailable nowReview copy purchasedAfter Cassiel and Warden Luis Rocha rescue an adept child from a maniacal Djinn, they realize two things: the girl is already manifesting an incredible amount of power, and her kidnapping was not an isolated incident. This Djinn-aided by her devoted followers-is capturing children […]

THROUGH HER EYES by Jennifer Archer

THROUGH HER EYES by Jennifer Archer

18 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

YA Paranormal 384 pages Available now Review copy provided by HarperTeen Every ghost has a story to tell. The last place Tansy Piper wants to be is stuck in Cedar Canyon, Texas, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of small-town kids. But when her mother decides to move […]

In My Mailbox (14)

In My Mailbox (14)

17 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Fiona had a hard time deciding between books this week, so she roped her brother, Finn, into helping her (both books purchased–and read already! Awesome. Reviews to come.). FIONA’S PICKS OF THE WEEK With assistance from […]

Follow Friday

Follow Friday

15 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

Welcome to Follow Friday! Today’s question is… Q. Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL?  Not really! Back in high school, when I read romance novels, I had a couple of people — we’d swap books, chat about how hot the hero was, and so on. […]

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