The Long-Awaited Lily

November 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm (Education, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , )

Well, it felt like a long time, because I was so anxious for it.  In reality, Smith is quite the efficient authoress.

Title: Seed Savers Volume 2 “Lily”

Author: S. Smith

I read the first installment of Seed Savers early this last summer. I loved it. I was so excited to find a new “undiscovered” young adult author and immediately blogged about it.  Illegal gardening, fresh produce, dystopian society, kids on the run… how much more exciting could it possibly get? Way more, that’s how much.

With the arrival of Lily, I expected to get “the further adventures of Clare and Dante,” but what I got was much more.  Lily, a side character in the first book, Treasure, tries to continue the mission of saving seeds in her hometown after the disappearance of Clare and Dante.  Rather than getting “Treasure” all over again, a common fault in sequels in general, Lily is a book all its own and full of secrets, secrets, and more secrets.  Not only was Lily hiding plants from Dante and Clare, she has a past she wasn’t even aware of, a past that could change everything.

Smith succeeded, again, in writing a fantastic and educational adventure that I cannot wait to share with my nieces and nephews, and later with my daughter.  It is so fun and refreshing to read something new, something real, that doesn’t have anything to do with vampires, werewolves, or zombies.  Although there is a time and place for such fantasy fiction for young adults, it’s nice to know that there are authors out there that have something more on the brain than the latest (recurring) fad that has swept the nation and the world.

Seed Savers is about using your brain, questioning the world around you and how it should be, becoming a better person, and making the world a better place.  These are things every kid should be encouraged to do.  And for the adults reading these books, it reminds us that many kids want to when they are given the chance.

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1 Comment

  1. authorssmith said,

    Reblogged this on Author S. Smith and commented:
    Review out on Book 2 of the Seed Savers Series! (Seed Savers: Lily)

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