Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Book Review: Lily (Seed Savers Book 2) by S. Smith

Lily (Seed Savers Book 2)
By Sandi Smith
Publisher: Smashwords
Published: June 27, 2013
ISBN: 9781301434466

Amazon Synopsis:

It's definitely not what she had in mind for summer vacation.

When her friends disappear under mysterious circumstances, thirteen-year-old Lily sets out to discover more about the secret organization with which they had become involved. Her investigation unearths a disturbing secret from her own past, unsettling her world even more. In the meantime, Lily makes a new friend and falls for a mysterious young man even as she remains unsure about whom she should trust. As her world crashes down around her, Lily struggles to decide what to do next.

Lily is volume two of the Seed Savers series but can easily be read out of order. It is is a suspenseful and reflective book with themes of self-empowerment, trust, acceptance of diversity, gardening, and politics.

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 My Thoughts:

Lily (Seed Savers Book 2) follows up on what Clare and Dante’s friend did after Clare and Dante disappeared. As the sole member of their little Seed Savers group left, it was up to her to keep the seeds safe.

Lonely for friendship she reaches out to Rose and they begin to spend time with one another. Rose is drawn into the Seed Savers group and is so excited when she discovers a drink can be made by boiling water and some leaves together.

After a few twists and turns Lily has learned things about her family she was totally unaware of which has changed her perspective of her parents. People she cares about are in great danger and she begins to wonder if children are being used by GRIM as spies. She’s not sure who to trust anymore.

I found this second installment of this trilogy very enjoyable to read. Lily’s character growth really took off. She’s having her first crush and she’s starting to make her own decisions instead of just following along with Clare’s decisions.

It was interesting to me that the laws of whether to grow food or not were different in each state. Why the law was not more nationwide was curious to me since I would have thought that this type of food would have been in demand if it were available in some states and would have found its way to market.

Lily is definitely a cliffhanger, so be prepared. You’ll have to wait for the conclusion to the story in the third installment of the story. I very much enjoyed this book in the series and I gave the book 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:
S. Smith grew up on a farm with a tremendously large garden. She maintains that if you can’t taste the soil on a carrot, it’s not fresh enough. Although she now lives with her husband, children, and three cats in the city, she still manages to grow fruit and vegetables on their lot, as well as tend to three egg-laying and friendly hens. Someday, she hopes to add bees to the collection.
Ms. Smith is a member ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors) and of her local seed bank. She gardens and writes at her home in the beautiful and green Pacific Northwest.
A licensed ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, Ms. Smith has enjoyed teaching students from around the world.
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