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Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations

(The Lily Singer Adventures #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  729 ratings  ·  100 reviews
The truth shall make you free…sort of.

Modern-day wizard Lily Singer prefers to stay tucked away in her library, studying magic and drinking tea. But with a troublesome witch friend and a past riddled with dangerous secrets, her chances of peace and quiet are slim.

Armed with only wits and magic, she must manage her argumentative cat, thwart a plot to steal a powerful artifa
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 28th 2016 by Chenoweth Press
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May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations is the second book in the Lily Singer Adventures series. Whilst I adored the first book, a part of me enjoys this one even more. To anyone who has found this book without reading the first, I implore you to go and read book one. You’ll open this book to read ‘episode three’, a clear indication that you need to read book one first. Whilst it would be possible to fall into the world without having read the first book, it will be a much better read if you go ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gah this series has me totally hooked! Wow! This book was so good and how lucky am I to start the new year with a 5 star read? Before I finished book 1 I already bought book 2 as I knew I had to continue the series, then as soon as I finished there was only one book I was in the mood for namely book 2. So I started this one right after book 1. I keep thinking about this series and the world even while I am not reading. And my breakfast and break times (which is when I read) seemed to get longer ...more
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think the Lily Singer Adventures are my new favourite series! Following on from the aftermath of Beginnings, in Part 3, Lily is back to work at Agnes Scott College and further investigating the myriad of artifacts in the basement. Her interest piqued by a piece of stone she can’t fathom, she decides to return home with it and back to Sir Kipling, where things take an unexpected and glorious turn. Summoned by Madam Barrington to help strengthen wards around an ancient tablet on display in the l ...more
Greg Dixon
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love,lies,and hocus pocus; revelations

A good read for people who are in to the series recommend highly can't wait for the next one of the series a really nice read but slow to start but picks up towards the end
Eveie Hickman
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book ended far too quick it just seemed to get started.
There were lots of twists and turns in this book which had me from the first page great writing . Similar to Harry Potter which I loved. But I love the the twists and turns of this series will definately read book 3 and four
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keep on keeping on

This series is addictive! I've only finished this book and I want to read more. Lily, although a skilled and powerful wizard, shows her fears and longings hidden behind the the archivist/librarian outer Lily. In this book, she discovers more about her long gone father. But is he the father she so much wants? Past mysteries are revealed and new ones show up. Which hopefully means more stories.
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook review
I loved re-reading this one in audio format and Sir Kipling's voice was so well done!
Cs Jones
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interest growing! Can't wait for the next one. ...more
Mary Quire
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!

This is the second book in the Lily Singer series and although I am quite fond of the first book, this one was even better. The characters are becoming more rounded and the story with its twists and turns will put you on the edge of your seat and make your jaw drop. I really enjoy the author's writing style and the format chosen for the series as it truly adds more character to the book (pun intended). Can't wait to read the next one.
Diana Blick
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good followup

Book two does not disappoint as revelations lead Lily into trouble; we continue with plain old good writing. Characters are developing and world building is subtly occurring as Lily learns about her past. I recommend this series as something different in the urban fantasy genre. Good writing, a solid, different kind of world and the ability to create tension without slipping into darkness make this series worth reading.
Ashley Aponte
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story flowed just as well as the first book in this series, and the characters felt more real. A lot of things happen that answer some questions that the first book left us with, but also gave us more things to look forward to in the next books. I felt more connection to the characters and was able to get into the story right off the bat. The story also kept me interested throughout the book. I'm eager to continue to the next book to find out more about Sebastian's connection to the Fae, and ...more
Elinor Balensuela
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
Singer shows great narrative prowess in the 2nd book of the Lily Singer Adventures. She kept me on my toes, throwing surprise after surprise into the book. I'm looking forward to seeing what else is in store for Lily, Sebastian, and Sir Kipling. ...more
Candy Laine
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lily never forgave her mother for stepping away from magic and keeping her heritage from her. When Sebastian requests her help with an unusual case, the last thing she expects is to find a connection to her past. Now of course she knows exactly why her mother kept her away, but it's too late to save her now...Or is it? Lily's familiar cat and her never do well friend bond together to rescue her. ...more
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can not get enough of this series. I hope it never ends!!
Kaitlyn Sanzo
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A wonderfully crafted story that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go! As shown by the fact that I am writing this review at 3am after having not been able to put it down! This are just starting to get interesting for Lily!
Janice E. Ryberg
Revelations is definitely that and more!

The storyline in this one is more exciting and gets frightening before ending on a better note. I was so happy to have snarky-mouthed Sir Kipling adding his two cents in on this story. I love all the characters, but he is definitely my favorite. This was a more involved story, so not as light-hearted as the previous ones, but even more interesting. Don't miss out on this series. You'll love itl
Bonnie Dale Keck
Kindle Unlimited A bit too well 'chick' for me personally here and there but reading them all so that speaks for itself.

Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: A Study In Mischief (A Lily Singer Adventures Novella) (The Lily Singer Adventures) {prequel, permafree?}}
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings (The Lily Singer Adventures, Book 1)
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations (The Lily Singer Adventures, Book 2)
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Allies (The Lily Singer Adventures, Book 3)
Love, Lies, and Hoc
I loved this second book in the Lily Singer Adventures. The main character is a feisty librarian who spends her day seeming a bit prim and proper, but when her friend Sebastian is involved you see her caught up in some crazy adventures. Oh did I mention she's not just a boring librarian, she's a witch who at night is still working on her training. Sherrer has come up with a great magic system for her world, instead of falling back on what has become a traditional method a la J.K. Rowling. Lily i ...more
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I never thought it possible to find a book more enjoyable than the first instalment of ‘Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus,’ but Lydia Sherrer has really outdone herself, presenting one crazy adventure after the next in the sequel. Sir Kipling’s ability to communicate with humans left me laughing out loud in many places. With the mystery deepening on each page, I found myself unable to stop reading until the very end. Lydia Sherrer has captured the love and family connection between human and feline per ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than the previous one.
K.M. Carroll
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a great book! It took the fun and magic of book 1 and ramped them up. The third part of the book was non-stop twists and turns (although I knew who John was the second he showed up in book 1).

Sebastian continues to intrigue. I think I enjoy his irreverent fun more than I do Lily's. All in all, an even more fun read than the first book.
J Aislynn d'Merricksson
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**This book was reviewed for Lola’s Blog Tours**

Revelations is the second book featuring archivist wizard Lily Singer and mercenary witch Sebastian Blackwell. As with the previous book, this one is separated into three parts alternating between the two characters. During the first part, Lily gets a surprise new companion, and must team up with Sebastian and some new allies in order to preserve a special magical tablet from being stolen. The middle story follows Sebastian as he hunts for the clie
Margie Martinson-Brezina
I honestly bought this book because I was in a Reading challenge at my public library and one of the challenges was to read a book set in your hometown. I was born in Atlanta and that is where Lily Singer, wizard and Library Archivist lives and works.
I read the book in two days and then over the next week finished the entire published series. And the next week finished the spinoff books.
The books are a simple and fun read and I am a pretty fast reader. The story is compelling and the the main ch
Erin Quinney
I liked this one so much better than the first one. I still think Lily is a bit of a snob, but she was much more likeable in this one. Maybe because she clearly isn't as smart as she thought she was? I mean, come on, nothing seemed off? That's all I'll say about that.

The structure worked better in this one since the interlude and the first story connected more to the last part. I still think it's an odd form, but I guess it's the easiest way to get Sebastian's perspective. I'm on to the next on
Georgen Charnes
I keep reading these, so there must be something I see in them, so 3 stars instead of 2.

This one really develops the character of Lily. However, while I'm intrigued about the "universe" of the book, Lily is not really a very likeable character. She's not at all delighted by her cat being able to talk. I mean, I'm an old curmudgeon and I would be over the moon! She has not one positive word to say about her kitty, ever! Then we have a section with Sebastian, who is a witch, not a wizard, and basi
Sarah Hamilton
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the Series is growing in me

I decided after being intrigued enough with Book one to give Lily Singer another try and I'm think I'm glad I did. I will be reading the next book because book two hooked me enough that I'm curious where it's all headed, but I'm also not rushing to immediately see what happens to Lily, Sebastian, and everyone else. I liked it all: the plot, the characters, etc...It just isn't a love it. I think a large part is how it is presented, especially when the story jumps forwar
Mary A. Muchowicz
Being a wizard was a surprise to Lily and she had always wanted to find her father, but perhaps there was a reason it had been kept from her

Lily is helping Madam Barrington with the warding spells to protect the ancient Sumerian tablet in the museum, but she is also heeding Sebastian's warnings that someone intends to steal the tablet. Lily has strengthened her new warding bracelet along with additional power added by her cat, Sir Kipling but nothing could have poo prepared her for the battle wi
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The continuation of gradually revealing more about the world really develops in this installment, along with what is pretty obviously the main conflict. What bothers me a little is that I detect a structural pattern that could turn into monotony if it keeps up: Lily and Sebastian get into trouble and cliffhanger with Sebastian (part 1), Sebastian by himself getting into said cliffhanger (interlude), Lily and Sebastian get out of trouble but not without someone getting seriously injured (part 2). ...more
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Pezzella
So I am calling this a slow burn because the story takes awhile to lead up to the information that we need. Everything really happens in the last 3 chapters. It was some major revelations (as the title suggests) and I am hoping now that the foundation has been set the story will get better. I think the author's writing got slightly better in this installment. Although this is not one of those books that I can't put down. I can go days without reading it, but it's decent and I will read the next ...more
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