Posts by: Mary @ TheBookSwarm


RIP Prince *sobs*

RIP Prince *sobs*

Prince, rock and roll icon, died today at the age of 57. I’ve always been hugely into music — give me awesome music, a massive stack of books and I could happily survive in an isolated cabin in the woods for months. Prince created some of the iconic music that […]

Quick Shot Book Reviews (12)

Quick Shot Book Reviews (12)

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson (YA Contemp/SciFi, hardcover, 455 pages; published Jan. 19, 2016 by Simon Pulse; source: publisher) This book was so unexpected — it was basically a contemporary read filled with family, loss, friendship and moving forward through challenging circumstances…with aliens. (Actually, I spent most […]

Quick Shot Book Reviews (11)

Quick Shot Book Reviews (11)

19 April, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review | 1 Comment

Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott (Contemporary romance, paperback, 288 pages; published April 19, 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin; source: publisher) While I went in expecting something a little more like Scott’s Stage Dive series (with the rock and roll band stuff and all) but this was just as good! […]

Quick Shot Book Reviews (10)

Quick Shot Book Reviews (10)

13 April, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review | 1 Comment

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett (YA Contemporary, hardcover, 304 pages; published Nov. 3, 2015 by Feiwel and Friends; source: publisher) Ooh, I really enjoyed this one. Bex was a delightfully interesting main character and I enjoyed how adventurous she was throughout the story. I think that, […]

Do It in 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (32)

Do It in 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (32)

Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler (YA Contemporary, hardcover, 464 pages; published May 26, 2015 by Viking Books for Young Readers; source: publisher) Immaculate conception…huh. Definitely an interesting premise. Appreciated that, though there were (obviously) religious undertones, that wasn’t a pounding message. It was more a dealing with the whole situation story. […]

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