Monthly Archives: May 2011


A&L DO SUMMER by Jan Blazanin

A&L DO SUMMER by Jan Blazanin

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

YA Contemporary288 pagesAvailable NowReview copy provided by publisherI’d like to say something clever, but my tongue is paralyzed. This guy is tall and built and — okay, maybe he’s not exactly handsome. Wait, that’s not true. He is exactly handsome. From ten feet away I can see the electric blue […]

Teen Talk: Dystopian/Apocalyptic Novels

Teen Talk: Dystopian/Apocalyptic Novels

27 May, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

So my students have been reading dystopian/apocalyptic novels in class (some rather reluctantly, I might add). I book-talked about 13 different novels for them including some classics and many brand-new ones, as well as a couple from their high school summer reading list. After they’d read a couple of chapters, […]

THE GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET by Kady Cross

THE GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET by Kady Cross

26 May, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 8 Comments

YA Steampunk 336 pages Available now Review copy provided by publisher via NetGalley In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the “thing” inside her. When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side […]

HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire

HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire

25 May, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

YA Paranormal Romance 397 pages Available June 14, 2011 Review copy provided by publisher for honest review One hour to rewrite the past . . . For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an […]

THE WITCHES OF EAST END by Melissa de la Cruz

THE WITCHES OF EAST END by Melissa de la Cruz

24 May, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

Adult Paranormal 288 pages Available June 21, 2011 Review copy provided by publisher The three Beauchamp women–Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid–live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful […]

HEXBOUND by Chloe Neill

HEXBOUND by Chloe Neill

23 May, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

YA Paranormal224 pagesAvailable nowReview copy provided by publisherLily Parker is new to St. Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend…or your worst enemy. They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. […]

BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray

BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray

20 May, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

YA Contemporary (Satire)400 pagesAvailable May 24, 2011Review copy provided by publisherFrom bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.Teen beauty queens. A “Lost”-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to email. And the spirit of fierce, feral […]

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