Tips in Recognizing the "Swarm"... Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel (Guest Post, Moodboard & #Giveaway) @The_FFBC

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Every Stolen Breath
By Kimberly Gabriel
YA Suspense, Thriller
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 336 Pages
November 5th 2019 by Blink


The Swarm is unrecognizable, untraceable, and unpredictable—random attacks on the streets of Chicago by a mob of crazed teens that leaves death in its wake. It’s been two years since the last attack, but Lia Finch has found clues that reveal the Swarm is ready to claim a new victim.

Lia is the only one still pursuing her father’s killers, two years after attorney Steven Finch’s murder by the Swarm. Devastated and desperate for answers, Lia will do anything to uncover the reasons behind his death and to stop someone else from being struck down. But due to debilitating asthma and PTSD that leaves her with a tenuous hold on reality, Lia is the last person to mount a crusade on her own.

After a close encounter with the Swarm puts Lia on their radar, she teams up with a teen hacker, a reporter, and a mysterious stranger who knows firsthand how the mob works. Together, they work to uncover the master puppeteer behind the group. Though if Lia and her network don’t stop the person pulling the strings—and fast—Lia may end up the next target.

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Guest Post: Tips in Recognizing the "Swarm"
  • The Swarm attacks in crowded, public spaces.
  • The average age of its participants ranges from 15 to 21.
  • Be suspicious of teens wearing heavily concealing clothing. This might include but is not limited to hats, hoodies, scarves, gloves, sunglasses.
  • Be suspicious of teens who seem to be alone, especially if you can spot several of them scattered throughout the crowd.
  • Be suspicious of teens constantly checking their cell phones like they are waiting for a signal.
  • If you start to hear or see dozens of cell phones going off at once, run.


When I think of a swarm I think of bees, so I wanted to include them in this. I also wanted to include an eeriness among strangers and crowds in the city, that I felt matched this book, and particularly the "Swarm." Then there's Lia who is investigating her attorney father's murder, and mention of a reporter, a hacker, and a mysterious stranger. I hope you get a feel of all of this in the moodboard. To find the original pictures as well as more that aren't included here, check out my Pinterest board here.

About the Author

Kimberly Gabriel started writing in fourth grade when she wrote, bound, and gave away books of terrible poetry to family and teachers as holiday gifts. Today she is an English teacher, who still squanders all free minutes to write and uses it as the best scapegoat for her laundry avoidance issues. When she is not teaching or writing, Kimberly is enjoying life with her husband, her three beautiful children, and a seriously beautiful boxer in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Every Stolen Breath is her debut novel and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.

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I pretty much read all of Blink's titles and this one I hope to get to soon. Is it on your list? What did you think about the tips from the guest post?

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