Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

» 8 June, 2016 » Reviews » 7 comments

Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

My Thoughts: Heart Shaped Hack is not a book I knew a thing about before downloading. Which if I were honest, I love finding those random finds and going in blind. But I digress. I enjoyed listening to this one but there was something major that kept me from loving it… maybe even LIKING it. Ultimately, this is a romance. It’s two people meeting – under odd circumstances, mind you, falling […]

Emotionally Wrecking // Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

» 2 June, 2016 » Reviews » 6 comments

Emotionally Wrecking // Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

My Thoughts: I first came across Salt to the Sea while at the SE-YA festival in March. Ms. Sepetys was there, and while I didn’t get a chance to meet her, or buy one of her books, there were a lot of people standing around talking about them. There were many other times this book kept popping up everywhere but when it was picked as the Book of the Month for […]

All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

» 27 May, 2016 » Reviews » 6 comments

All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

My Thoughts: Whew, Cora stepped up her game in All Broke Down! For real. I remember reading, and rather *loving* the first book in the Rusk University series but can’t say what it was that stopped me from reading on. I do know, however, that I wasn’t the biggest Silas fan and let’s be real, who was? In any case, I am always awed when an author can take a […]

I Ship It! // Out of Frame by Megan Erickson

» 20 May, 2016 » Reviews » 6 comments

I Ship It! // Out of Frame by Megan Erickson

My Thoughts: I don’t think there’s anything Megan could write that I wouldn’t read. She is a remarkable writer, with unique storylines and characters and I can’t get enough! *Just a note, even though this is a 3rd book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. However, since we see the couples from the previous books, the importance of those scenes might be lost if you haven’t […]

YOU Convinced Me To Read…. The Wrath & the Dawn // And I Finally Read It!

» 12 May, 2016 » Just for Fun, Reviews » 11 comments

YOU Convinced Me To Read…. The Wrath & the Dawn // And I Finally Read It!

Hype 1-1/2, Me 1/2. (LOL) Dang, took me long enough, right? Only 3 months overdue, hmm? I’m picky about retellings as a standard rule. Which now that I think about it, it is kind of dumb excuse in this case because I am not wholly familiar with the story in which this stems from. Have I heard of it? Yes. But I only know the basics of the story. Anyway, besides […]

Middle Grade Madness | The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

» 29 February, 2016 » Middle Grade Madness, Reviews » 3 comments

Middle Grade Madness | The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

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 with you The Grimm Legacy, the first book in The Grimm Legacy series by Polly Shulman! I came across it while browsing the library, and saw the second book The Wells Bequest. I had never heard of these books prior! Here’s a […]

YOU Convinced Me To Read…. Illuminae

» 12 February, 2016 » Just for Fun, Reviews » 19 comments

YOU Convinced Me To Read…. Illuminae

Hype 1, Me 0. Illuminae caught so much hype last year – and my desire to read it went down the drain. Yes, I was excited at first. I loved the emails from the publisher with the small reveals, leading up to publication. But some time around BEA – I said NOPE and moved on. I mean, I didn’t even read reviews! Which is sad, on many levels. Plus, 599 […]

Audio Book Review | Talon by Julie Kagawa

» 11 February, 2016 » Reviews » 4 comments

Audio Book Review | Talon by Julie Kagawa

My Take: Dragoooooooooons. Talon was one of my MUST SNAG books at BEA 14. Yeah, that long ago. I adored Julie’s The Iron Fey series, so I knew (finally) going into Talon, I would not be disappointed. But well, I kind of was. One thing I must point out. This is not a high fantasy. It’s not even a fantasy period in my eyes, because it’s set in current day […]

Mini Audio Reviews: Jackaby and Shadowshaper

» 2 November, 2015 » Reviews » 2 comments

Mini Audio Reviews: Jackaby and Shadowshaper

My Take: I love this cover. Jackaby has been on my TBR pile for AGES. I love historical paranormal and add in the “Sherlock” aspect and I was SOLD. When I saw it available on audio at the library, I was extremely excited to dive into this world! And the wait was totally worth it. I love the characters. Jackaby is so fun and eccentric! I love his take on the […]