Monthly Archives: October 2012


Super-Speedy Urban Fantasy Snippets

Super-Speedy Urban Fantasy Snippets

31 October, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

I’m so behind in my reviewing that I’m going to pull a fast one…or several, as the case may be. With 13 NetGalley books to review (hey, down from 25, so I’m doing pretty darned good), I’ve got to cut some corners ’cause these reviews are killin’ me! Links on […]

Stop me if you’ve heard this one…

Stop me if you’ve heard this one…

29 October, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 21 Comments

A group of supernatural brother warriors living together in a massive, overdecorated-with-priceless-works-of-art mansion with an underground training facility that includes an over-the-top gym.The warriors curse a lot, speak in short, harsh sentences, and wear “shitkickers”.They also have weird names like Venom and Forge.They can’t go out during the day because […]

High school’s definitely twisted: BAD HAIR DAY by Carrie Harris

High school’s definitely twisted: BAD HAIR DAY by Carrie Harris

26 October, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

BAD HAIR DAY (Kate Grable #2) by Carrie HarrisYA Humorous Paranormal240 pages, hardcoverAvailable November 13, 2012Publisher: Delacorte PressReview copy provided by publisher via NetGalleySenior year is positively hair-raising.Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school’s pre-med program. Except when he’s arrested for […]

Speed Date with Jane: IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly

Speed Date with Jane: IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly

25 October, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

IRONSKIN (Ironskin #1) by Tina ConnollyYA Paranormal Romance/Classic Retelling304 pages, hardcoverAvailable now (October 2012)Publisher: TorReview copy provided by publisher via NetGalley Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered […]

Waiting on…ICONS by Margaret Stohl

Waiting on…ICONS by Margaret Stohl

24 October, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 9 Comments

Did you all read the Beautiful Creatures series? Beautifully written, great setting, excellent characters — oh, and it’s being made into a movie (for real. They’re filming it right now). So, when I saw one of the authors had a new series coming out, I definitely added it to the […]

The Turning of a Page…

23 October, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 13 Comments

There’s something so visceral about holding a book in your hands. It’s the breeze of the pages as you riffle through them. The feel of the embossed, raised type of the title under the pads of your fingers. The muscle definition on the abs of the half-naked man winking saucily up at you […]

Favorite Reading Spot(s)

Favorite Reading Spot(s)

22 October, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 13 Comments

Do you have a favorite reading spot? Or do you just plop down any old place, as long as there’s a book in your hand?While I can read just about anywhere, I do tend to be a homebody (hi, introvert here *waves*) so it follows that my favorite place is […]

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