The Visitors by Catherine Burns

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Visitors by Catherine Burns. What a creepy read! The story kind of bounces from past to present and it became frustrating to keep up with Marion’s imagination and her reality, but eventually they blend so it doesn’t really matter. Marion spends her entire life living in the same house she was born in unable to understand simple things and lead a very sheltered life. After the loss of her mother and years later her brother falling ill she is shocked into dealing with real life issues and most importantly what happened in her cellar. Shocking changes are coming in Marion’s future and quickly. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Really Bad Girls Of The Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs

I ourchased this book from Amazon to read with @kaylasonlyheart. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Really Bad Girls of The Bible More Lessons from Less Than Perfect Women. When we do these bible study reads we get together read about a chapter a day and use our own time to reflect. These two books by Liz Curtis Higgs (Bad Girls of The Bible and What We Can Learn From Them and Really Bad Girls of The Bible More Lessons from Less Than Perfect Women) show you the power and strength of and woman and the power and strength of a woman after faith intervened in her life. Oh how powerful women are. The author takes a biblical story ties it into a modern day story and a section to walk through all the steps of learning just how much of a valuable lesson we can take away from each woman separately. I loved the style in which this book was written. Sometimes while reading the bible you can almost displace yourself because it was so long ago, but with this book and putting a modern spin on a story makes you think wow! Even the problems of biblical times only disguise themselves in today’s world. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage. Oh my goodness what a creepy read! Suzette is a stay at home with a 7 year old daughter that refuses to speak. And even though Hanna refuses to speak she learns to manipulate a situation into what she wants the outcome to be. Hanna’s dad, Alex, wants to believe his little girl is going to improve while he truly wants to believe his wife’s stories of their daughter’s manipulations. He is torn until one day he has no choice to but to see the truth of the “not so innocent” Hanna. After being kicked out of her third school the family agrees to spend one weekend at home before making a decision that will effect all of them, but is one weekend one weekend too many? It isn’t until after an Urgent Care visit that Alex sees the truth about what his daughter is and realizes things have to change. Making a decision that uprooted the family Hanna decides to find her voice but a little too late to manipulate her parents again. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Lizzie by Dawn Ius

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Lizzie by Dawn Ius. A new twist on of the most famous unsolved murders in America. Ius takes an old murder twists it with modern day characters and puts a new spin on Lizzie Borden. I loved it. I must say though I have been curious about Lizzie Borden since I was in High School so anything that has a Lizzie twist in it is exactly my kind of story! I loved this story and as with the mystery of why Lizzie why, this adds new moments of aha and oh that could be that I would have never thought. I adored this one. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Life as A teenager is complicated. There’s drama and gossip and sports and fitting in with the right crowd add suspected murder and technology to the mix and the world becomes uncontrollable on its best day. 5 teens end up in detention and a when a car accident happens the teacher is away when a well known student has an allergic reaction that ends his life. 4 teens then struggle with the trauma of losing a friend while fighting off rumors, nosy reporters and suspecting police officers at every turn they take. As if high school isn’t hard enough imagine being a murder suspect before your 18th birthday and everything you do being watched under a microscope. The mystery of this murder lies in rumors unearthed on the internet. Be careful who you think is guilty because just when you think you have it figured out all the other teens involved look just as guilty. Review also posted on Instagram @@borensbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. This was a #buddyread for me with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand after a terrible reading slump in August. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. A wonderful combination of true crime and fiction tied into a retelling of a serial killer. The author takes you on a thrill ride through London in the late 1800s and includes all the details of afternoon tea parties and medical terminology all tied into an amazing story. If you love retellings with a twist this one is just for you! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Bad Girls of The Bible and What We Can Learn From Them by Liz Curtis Higgs

I purchased this book from Amazon to #buddyread with @kaylasonlyheart. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Bad Girls of The Bible and What We Can Learn From Them by Liz Curtis Higgs. Oh how powerful women are. The author takes a biblical story ties it into a modern day story and a section to walk through all the steps of learning just how much of a valuable lesson we can take away from each woman separately. I loved the style in which this book was written. Sometimes while reading the bible you can almost displace yourself because it was so long ago, but with this book and putting a modern spin on a story makes you think wow! Even the problems of biblical times only disguise themselves in today’s world. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Book of David by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Book of David by Anonymous (The Anonymous Diaries). David is a church going quarterback on his high school football team with a girlfriend who is a cheerleader. The guy he thought was his best friend turns out to be a jerk and David’s biggest secret is made public life begins to unravel leading to other secrets and feelings become complicated. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Letting Ana Go by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Letting Ana Go by Anonymous (an Anonymous Diaries Book). Ana was an athlete just figuring outhow to be a sophomore when school comes to an end and she’s heading into summer before her junior year. After a week in the summer with her ballerina friend she learns to count calories to shed a few pounds and land a great guy. Only in the turmoil of her parents divorce she becomes obsessed with shedding more pounds and when school starts and new clothes are bought and homecoming dance in her sights she buys a size 2 dress determining to be small enough to get in it. Her diary leads you through her thoughts of how she was sent into counting calories, dropping weight, and controlling her life by choosing what she wants to refuse to eat. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Calling Maggie May by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Calling Maggie May by Anonymous (a book from The Anonymous Diaries). In this journal Maggie is searching for some place to feel loved, some place to belong. Her parents were immigrants from Taiwan and pushing her hard for the Academic Grades that her older brother received, but school is not easy for her and she can not stand the way her mother nags at her. When she meets Ada she becomes obsessed with Ada’s lifestyle and quickly jumps to be just like her. Once the debts pile up, relationships go wrong, and real life is harder from high school than she expected will she turn back to her family or will the street become her new way of life? Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com