Monthly Archives: November 2011


My Latest Obsession: Skyrim

My Latest Obsession: Skyrim

29 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

Okay, okay. I’d planned on being a good girl and writing some lovely reviews of a couple of awesome books that I just finished (well, last week) but I just couldn’t because…I was playing Skyrim. Yes, I’ve joined the Geek-ery and picked up the game last week after hearing its […]

HARD BITTEN (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neill

HARD BITTEN (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neill

28 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

Urban Fantasy (adult) 350 pages Available now (May 2011) Publisher: NAL Review copy purchased Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals-and they’re camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to […]

Quickie: WAYFINDER by C.E. Murphy

Quickie: WAYFINDER by C.E. Murphy

26 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

Urban Fantasy 352 pages Available now (Sept. 2011) Publisher: Del Rey Review copy purchased THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE—IF IT DOESN’T KILL YOU FIRST Lara Jansen is a truthseeker, gifted—or cursed—with the magical ability to tell honesty from lies. Once she was a tailor in Boston, but now she […]

HEART OF STEEL by Meljean Brook

HEART OF STEEL by Meljean Brook

25 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

Steampunk Romance (adult) 311 pages Available now (Nov. 2011) Publisher: Berkley Trade Review copy purchased Growing up in the dangerous world of the Iron Seas, the mercenary captain of the airship Lady Corsair, Yasmeen, has learned to keep her heart hard as steel. Ruthless and cunning, her only loyalty is […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

24 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Thanksgiving pups from Lulu.com  Top Five Things I’m Thankful for This Year: 1) All the awesome books I’ve read and have yet to read 2) My family, including those of the four-legged persuasion 3) Gainful employment: I may complain but it pays the bills […]

THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater

THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater

22 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 11 Comments

YA Paranormal 404 pages Available now (Oct. 2011) Publisher: Scholastic Press Review copy purchased It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age […]

RECKONING by Lili St. Crow

RECKONING by Lili St. Crow

21 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

YA Urban Fantasy 304 pages Available now Publisher: Razorbill Review copy purchased Nobody expected Dru Anderson to survive this long. Not Graves. Not Christophe. Not even Dru. She’s battled killer zombies, jealous djamphirs, and bloodthirsty suckers straight out of her worst nightmares. But now that Dru has bloomed into a […]

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