Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

» 12 October, 2016 » Reviews » 5 comments

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

My Thoughts: Having not read Jennifer’s debut novel, which I plan to remedy soon by the way, I had no idea what to expect heading into Holding Up the Universe. Which in part, I feel is a small blessing. Sometimes, an author’s work just needs to be experienced for the first time without bias of their previous novels, and I feel Holding up the Universe was that book for me. Holding Up […]

Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin

» 3 June, 2016 » Reviews » 1 comment

Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin

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! Today, I am excited to share my thoughts on Extraordinary, a middle-grade contemporary novel about a girl on a path to becoming Extraordinary, and learning how to  move on from her best friends tragedy. Here’s a little bit about the book — My Thoughts Why did […]

Middle Grade Madness // Interview with Miriam Spitzer Franklin, author of Extraordinary + #Giveaway

» 5 May, 2016 » Giveaways, Middle Grade Madness, Promos » 3 comments

Middle Grade Madness // Interview with Miriam Spitzer Franklin, author of Extraordinary + #Giveaway

Middle Grade Madness will be a feature hosted at Lilybloombooks, that showcases Middle Grade books! Reviews, Interviews, Guest posts and Giveaways. Join the Madness! Hello! Today, I am excited to have author Miriam Spitzer Franklin on the blog today! Today is the one year birthday of her debut middle grade, Extraordinary! Below, find out more about the book, Miriam and enter to win a copy for yourself! Hi Miriam! Thanks so much […]

Audio Book Review | Pearl by Deirdre Riordan Hall

» 28 March, 2016 » Reviews » 4 comments

Audio Book Review | Pearl by Deirdre Riordan Hall

My Thoughts Pearl was a random precious find; one that caught my eye because of the cover. Of course, after reading the synopsis I knew it was a Me book; shocking given the fact I don’t read much young adult coming of age but I’m beyond happy that I was able to listen to it. There is so much to love about Pearl and I’m quite shocked it hasn’t gotten […]

Let’s Discuss Some Boys by Patty Blount

» 23 February, 2016 » Reviews » 13 comments

Let’s Discuss Some Boys by Patty Blount

I’ve thought long and hard about whether or not I wanted to review Some Boys. First, I still can’t seem to get all my thoughts in order – this book messed me up good. Second, it’s such a touchy subject; one that I don’t like talking about for many, many reasons. But I thought, WHY NOT, and decided to make this more of a… vent? over a “review.” Disclaimer: I don’t […]

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

» 20 January, 2016 » Reviews » 9 comments

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

My Thoughts This is one book that instantly climbed to the top of the I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TALK ABOUT THIS list. It’s not a book you want to say is awful – because it captures so much emotion and touches so many. You don’t want to say “I liked it” – because you may feel awful about liking a book that is so emotionally devastating and reverberated with many. This Is […]

ARC Review | Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

» 9 June, 2015 » Reviews » 4 comments

ARC Review | Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Every Last Word was immediately added to my TBR list when I first laid my eyes on it. I loved Tamara’s other novels, Time Between Us and Time After Time, and I take pride in myself for my patience waiting for another novel from her. Not only that. I have an up-close and personal relationship with OCD. I was anxious to see how much of Sam I was going to […]

ARC Review | The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

» 2 June, 2015 » Reviews » 10 comments

ARC Review | The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Can we take a moment and just appreciate this cover? I LOVE it! The Night We Said Yes was nothing at all what I was expecting. I was expecting a quick – light and fluffy read that would leave me with a smile. Which is was. But it was also so much more. What I loved the most about The Night We Said Yes was the writing. Lauren is a rock […]

Audio Book Review | Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

» 21 May, 2015 » Reviews » 4 comments

Audio Book Review | Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

I keep thinking back to the first time I saw Torn Away pop up on my feed. It was something, at the time, that I didn’t think I was ready for, emotionally. No clue why – just a nagging feeling that I would not handle this book well. And well, I was right. There are not many books that make me cry. I am not talking about tearing up, one tear […]