High Stakes Fantasy Full of Magic & Intrigue // The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine

» 16 January, 2017 » Reviews » 10 comments

High Stakes Fantasy Full of Magic & Intrigue // The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine

My Thoughts: If you visit Lilybloombooks often, you’d know that Sarah Fine is my favorite author. I love her writing, the world’s that she creates, and of course all her character’s as well. And I was beyond excited to continue the series and immerse myself back into this fascinating world. Honestly, I was nervous when I found out that this isn’t a sequel to Elli’s story, but rather a companion story […]

Audiobook Blog Tour: Heartborn by Terry Maggert (Spotlight + #Giveaway)

» 7 November, 2016 » Giveaways, Promos » 7 comments

Audiobook Blog Tour: Heartborn by Terry Maggert (Spotlight + #Giveaway)

Hey Hey! Welcome to my stop on the Audiobook tour for Heartborn by Terry Maggert! Below, listen to an excerpt and enter to win some amazing prizes for the tour-wide giveaway.   Julia Whelan has appeared in many films and television series, most notably ABC’s Once And Again. After receiving a degree in English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College and Oxford University, Julia began narrating audiobooks. She’s recorded hundreds […]

A Bittersweet Ending to a Beloved Series // The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

» 16 September, 2016 » Reviews » 4 comments

A Bittersweet Ending to a Beloved Series // The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

My Thoughts: There’s always that moment when you finish a beloved series where you go through a tidal wave of emotion. Sadness. Heartbreak. Glee. Sadness, again. (I also believe the 5 stages of grief may also apply.) Whatever emotions one does feel, it’s always sad to see a series end. (They are also the hardest to review, but alas.) What I loved most about The Beauty of Darkness is how […]

A Romance Set in Prehistoric Times? Sign Me Up! // Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

» 26 July, 2016 » Reviews » 5 comments

A Romance Set in Prehistoric Times? Sign Me Up! // Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

My Thoughts: I feel like this is a book I have been waiting for, and didn’t even know. I mean, prehistoric setting? Saber-tooths! Mammoths!  WHAT WHAT. That being said, I have mixed thoughts on Ivory and Bone. Most of which, contradict each other and don’t make sense. But this is usually the way of things.  I want to talk about the writing style. It’s in the second person, with Kol […]

Middle Grade Madness | Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

» 10 April, 2016 » Middle Grade Madness, Reviews » 0 comments

Middle Grade Madness | Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

Middle Grade Madness will be a new feature here at Lilybloombooks, that showcases Middle Grade books! Reviews, Interviews, Guest posts and Giveaways. Join the Madness! I’m excited to share with you the first book in the DC Super Hero Girls series, Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee. Before I share my thoughts, read a little bit about the book — Thoughts: Why did I pick it up? Even […]

Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

» 1 February, 2016 » Reviews » 10 comments

Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

My thoughts Oh little book, you at me at The Godfather meets Romeo and Juliet There are many, many things I truly enjoyed about Assassin’s Heart. The characters, plot twists, revenge story line. But what I love most about it was the world where families worship a Death Goddess and legal assassinations are a nightly occurrence. Why? It makes you THINK. Not to mention, the strong, powerful message(s) about family. Lea was such […]

Middle Grade Madness | My Review of The Goblin’s Puzzle by Andrew S. Chilton

» 19 January, 2016 » Reviews » 0 comments

Middle Grade Madness | My Review of The Goblin’s Puzzle by Andrew S. Chilton

My take: Middle grade books are always fun to immerse yourself in when you want something light-hearted, fun and super cute. The Goblin’s Puzzle hit all three of those – and one I will be pushing on many to read! As with most middle grade that I’ve read, it takes a few chapters for the story to really get going. All the players in the game (i.e. characters) are introduced, giving […]

Audio Book Review | The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

» 13 October, 2015 » Reviews » 4 comments

Audio Book Review | The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

My Take: First of all – I have to go on and talk about the ending of The Heart of Betrayal. It isn’t like me to discuss the ending of a book before anything else – but ARE YOU EVEN KIDDING ME. I am one of those that love a good cliff-hanger. That feeling when you are holding on to each word – only to realize it’s the end!? Frustratingly […]