Monthly Archives: May 2012


SC Book Festival: Sandra Brannan

SC Book Festival: Sandra Brannan

14 May, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

It’s that time of year again–The South Carolina Book Festival! This event runs May 18-20 and features some of the best South Carolina has to offer as well as some amazing out-of-state authors (they’re forgiven for not living in South Carolina, though they’re missing out). This week, I’m going to […]

Testing…Yes, I’m being tested.

Testing…Yes, I’m being tested.

This week is testing in South Carolina. It’s Hell for both the kids and the teachers. Truly, until you’ve proctored one of these suckers for DAYS in a row, you’ll never know the joy. (Yes, that’s sarcasm. Yes, I’m grumpy. A lot grumpy.) *losing. Seriously, do these people never edit […]

Deep Blue Mystery: BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore

Deep Blue Mystery: BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore

BITTERBLUE (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristin Cashore YA Fantasy 547 pages, hardcover Available now (May 2012) Publisher: Dial Review copy purchased Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run […]

Waiting on…OUTPOST by Ann Aguirre

Waiting on…OUTPOST by Ann Aguirre

Ann Aguirre is one of my very favorite authors. She tells a great story with interesting, multidimensional characters, whether it be in her urban fantasy series or her YA series. I really enjoyed ENCLAVE (review here), the first in the Razorlands series, finding it to be a fab combination of […]

Blinded by the Light: STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth

Blinded by the Light: STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth

STRUCK (Struck #1) by Jennifer Bosworth YA Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian, planned series 373 pages, hardcover Available May 8, 2012 Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux BYR Review copy provided by publisher A Fierce Read, Macmillan’s new teen reads program: Facebook | Website Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her […]

Page 2 of 3123