Monthly Archives: November 2011


Hype-Worthy or Not (1)

Hype-Worthy or Not (1)

18 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 13 Comments

As book bloggers, we tend to be more aware of upcoming books than your average Joe. We pour over catalogs, follow publishers on twitter and elsewhere, talk about books online, read a myriad of other book review blogs, and generally have our fingers on the pulse of our favorite genres. […]

MAKING WAVES by Tawna Fenske

MAKING WAVES by Tawna Fenske

14 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 10 Comments

Romance (adult) 352 pages Available now (Aug. 2011) Publisher: Sourcebooks Review copy purchased When Alex Bradshaw’s unscrupulous boss kicks him to the curb after 20 faithful years as an executive with the world’s largest shipping company, he sets out to reclaim his dignity and his pension. Assembling a team of […]

Y’All Fest in Charleston, SC

Y’All Fest in Charleston, SC

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

Is anyone out there going to the Y’All Fest? I AM!  Let me know so we can meet IRL! Who’s coming: 26 of the country’s top YA authors, including 10 NYT bestsellers Complete list here!  What: Panels and presentations on three stages on Upper King Street.When: Sat., Nov. 12, 2012, 10 am to 6 […]

THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting

THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting

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

YA Fantasy320 pagesAvailable Nov. 15, 2011Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & SchusterReview copy provided by publisherIn the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native […]

Ellen Hopkins Tour Stop

Ellen Hopkins Tour Stop

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

I’m so excited to welcome the fabulous ELLEN HOPKINS to The Book Swarm today! You may know Ellen from her YA novels: CRANK, IMPULSE, BURNED, GLASS, IDENTICAL, TRICKS, FALLOUT, and PERFECT. Well, she’s ventured into the world of adult literature with her newest novel, TRIANGLES (check out my review HERE […]

TRIANGLES by Ellen Hopkins

TRIANGLES by Ellen Hopkins

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

Contemporary (adult) 544 pages Available now (Oct. 2011) Publisher: Atria Review copy provided by publisher (blog tour) THREE FEMALE FRIENDS FACE MIDLIFE CRISES IN A NO-HOLDS-BARRED EXPLORATION OF SEX, MARRIAGE, AND THE FRAGILITY OF LIFE. Holly: Filled with regret for being a stay-at-home mom, she sheds sixty pounds and loses […]

THE SPACE BETWEEN by Brenna Yovanoff

THE SPACE BETWEEN by Brenna Yovanoff

7 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 12 Comments

YA Urban Fantasy/Romance352 pagesAvailable Nov. 15, 2011Published by Razorbill (Penguin)Review copy provided by publisherEverything is made of steel, even the flowers. How can you love anything in a place like this?Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, […]

In My Mailbox (22)

In My Mailbox (22)

IMM is hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren This week was an amazing week for both me and my students (ooh, I’m saving that bit for the end!).  Fiona’s Pick of the Week For Review:THE SPACE BETWEEN by Brenna YovanoffI LOVED this one — there will be a review up […]

Yay — Winners!

6 November, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Giveaway | 2 Comments

Okay, we’ve got some fabulous winners: GLOW Audiobook April X of Book Away From The Crossroads Blog Tour (of awesomeness!) Amanda Ashby’s Book of Choice: Melora Judith Graves’s Book of Choice: Isabelle Thank you all for entering! Stay tuned for more giveaways — some really great ones that I hope […]

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