Monthly Archives: July 2011


Gotta Keep Reading…

29 July, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

School’s right around the corner (for us, the kids will be back August 15th) and, of course, that means in-service for us teachers. On Monday we were talking about student engagement, and the guy giving the training showed us this video. It gave me chills and made me smile! Enjoy […]

AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky

AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky

28 July, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 9 Comments

YA Dystopian 320 pages Available now (released May 2011) Review copy provided by publisher for honest review Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. […]

Waiting on…AMPLIFIED by Tara Kelly

Waiting on…AMPLIFIED by Tara Kelly

27 July, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 10 Comments

Expected publication: October 25th 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) YA Contemporary 272 pages I do adore a good music-based story and AMPLIFIED sounds like it hits the right note (sorry–couldn’t resist). Plus, I absolutely loved Tara Kelly’s first book, HARMONIC FEEDBACK, which was a beautifully written story with […]

ULTRAVIOLET by R.J. Anderson

ULTRAVIOLET by R.J. Anderson

26 July, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

YA Science Fiction 302 pages Available September 2011 Review copy provided by publisher for honest review Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her. Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute […]

WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman

WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman

25 July, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

YA Contemporary Romance 264 pages Available now (released April 2011) Review copy provided by publisher for honest review It’s been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever. Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and […]

Summer Reading…So Far

Summer Reading…So Far

23 July, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

Usually, over the summer, I float in the lake, read, watch TV, hang out with family and friends, and write. While it hasn’t been the best summer for some of that (uhg. My writing is suffering. I think I must be going for the whole tortured artist vibe.), I’ve made […]

SOLID by Shelley Workinger

SOLID by Shelley Workinger

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

YA Science Fiction 236 pages (paperback)/204 KB (ebook) Available now Review copy provided by author for honest review Teens who discover they were secretly genetically altered before birth are brought together at a classified site where they forge new friendships, find love, develop “super-abilities,” and unearth a conspiracy. Clio Kaid […]

Waiting on…DESTINED by Jessie Harrell

Waiting on…DESTINED by Jessie Harrell

20 July, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 9 Comments

Waiting on…DESTINED! YA Fantasy (mythology) Due out November 17th 2011 from Mae Day Publishing When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear. […]

Monday Reading Blues

Monday Reading Blues

18 July, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

I didn’t have a great reading week. Not that it completely sucked but I just didn’t love the books I read, and you know how I like to rave about books on this blog (that’s actually the whole point of this blog, to share books I love). But I do […]

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