Monthly Archives: August 2011


ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake

ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake

29 August, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 10 Comments

YA Paranormal (Ghost Story) 320 pages Available tomorrow! (Aug. 30, 2011) Review copy provided by publisher for honest review Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his […]

ELEMENTAL REALITY by Ceysa MaRae Cuono

ELEMENTAL REALITY by Ceysa MaRae Cuono

28 August, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

Paranormal 251 pages Available now (Aug. 2011) Review copy provided by publisher When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that’s only the beginning. Everything she has […]

SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce

SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce

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

YA Paranormal (Modernized Fairy Tale) 312 pages Available now (August 2011) Review copy purchased Twelve years ago, Gretchen, her twin sister, and her brother went looking for a witch in the forest. They found something. Maybe it was a witch, maybe a monster, they aren’t sure—they were running too fast […]

A World Without Books…

22 August, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

Last Monday, school started. The halls filled up with smiling faces (okay, there were some very pouty ones, too), kids happy to be back among their friends and back to the routine of school. I started the week with basic introductions, a tour of my classroom, and rules. Always with […]

Waiting on…SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs

Waiting on…SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs

17 August, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

I’m looking forward to this second YA book from Kathy Reichs. The first book in this series, VIRALS, was an interesting take on the whole paranormal genre, using science to mutate the kids versus inherited powers. Though it took me a bit to really get into VIRALS, I enjoyed it […]

BLOODSPELL Winner!

And the winner of  BLOODSPELL by Amalie Howard is…  Jeraca Fite! Congratulations!   (I’ve emailed you.) In other news, I’m taking a little break this week in both blogging and commenting. My students are coming back tomorrow, and I’m swamped with lesson plans and a zillion other things on my to-do […]

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