Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner

@kidlitexchange #partner ๐Ÿ‘šThanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘šChaotic Good by Whitney Gardner. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸThis fun loving YA read is packed with comic books, dungeons and dragons, cosplay costumes, cyberbullies, and a heroine seamstress that fills her already chaotic life with sewing costumes. Cameron manages being a twin sister, almost a senior, a major family move takes her from her friends, and mean boys all with grace while stitching her way to what feels normal and happy. Sewing, sewing, sewing. It’s an awesome read for teen girls but fun for adults too! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace

I purchased The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace from Amazon after @theloudlibrarylady mentioned it! All opinions are my own. ๐Ÿ”ฅ After reading The Princess Saves Herself In This One I purchased The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace. Feeling down? Feeling powerless? Feeling less than? This was written for you then! Both of these books are filled with raw heartbreaking emotion that once released only leaves you burning for the next. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ I always feel so light after reading these books. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West

@kidlitexhange #partner ๐ŸŽง Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West. Kate is not exactly Miss Popular at school but she is thrust into the role of podcast host by her teacher and begins giving advice on the school’s podcast show. One day an anonymous caller calls the show for advice on love and Kate is convinced it’s gorgeous Diego that has a crush on Alana, her best friend, but soon finds out giving advice is not as easy as it seems and following your own advice is even tougher. This book is filled with quirky teenage personalities and love so innocent and sweet you can’t help but smile. Friendship is tested, Bullies are talked down, and sometimes teens need to sort things out themselves. I always love a happy ending! ๐ŸŽง Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

I chose this book from @bookofthemonth in March because the cover is so beautiful why would you not pick it? It was also book 4 for my #totalcoverlover readathon list. ๐ŸŒผ Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Ren is called from Tokyo to attend to his sister’s death. A murder. Her personal life was very private and more complicated as Rem begins to unfold pieces of it, but in unfolding the pieces he thought he knew about her he unlocks secrets in several families in this small town and finds answers to questions he never thought to ask. The twists in this book unlock before you even realize the plot was changing. It is beautifully written. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. It was book 3 on my list for #totalcoverlover readathon. ๐ŸŽนEvery Note Played by Lisa Genova. The first book I read by Genova was Left Neglected for #diversebookclub and I really enjoyed her writing. I have since purchased more of her books and they are on my TBR in the near future! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸKarina and Richard had marriage that ended abruptly. Both moving forward in life blaming one another for their pain. Until one day Karina hears gossip that Richard has ALS. Angry and bitter still from the divorce, she visits him but he has no immediate signs and she believes the diagnosis was nothing more than rumors. She continues to live in her world blaming him for her unhappiness until one day Richard needs her and they decide together he can no longer live alone. This book is so much more than the estranged relationship. Enveloped inside of this is a story of caring, caregiving, friends, family and forgiveness. Forgiveness is freedom is the true message here. ๐ŸšจThis book made me cry and feel hopeful all at the same time.๐ŸšจReview also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Go Read, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Whiskey and Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. It was book 2 on my list for #totalcoverlover readathon. To be fair the first time I saw this book @whatmeganreads had posted it and it was so pretty I had to buy it! (Only because I believe in giving credit where credit is due.) ๐Ÿฅ‚ Whiskey and Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸEvangeline and Eamon have the perfect marriage. She’s a ballerina, he’s a police officer. There is a baby on the way. Until one day fate had a different decision. Eamon is killed in the line of duty and a pact he made with his brother may be the key to letting go of the grief his death has caused and be the key to finding happiness for everyone involved including baby Noah. ๐ŸšจI cried more than once when I read this book. Some sad tears and some happy tears. ๐ŸšจReview also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

I checked out this book from the local library to read as a #buddyread with @mycornerforbooksand and #totalcoverlover readathon. โ˜„Geekerella by Ashley Poston. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Elle lives in the “Cinderella role” in her home life. All the chores, all the errands are hers while her twin stepsisters and her stepmother live off of Elle’s late father’s money. Things couldn’t be worse for her until soon she finds out, it can be…….Darien is a typical teen movie star boy that lives in his own ego and his own world where fans swoon and either hate him or love him. He strives for normal but it doesn’t exist. Until Excelicon where the two of them will meet and something bigger than ego puts them both in the same place at the same time but they only have until midnight when Elle’ s curfew ends and then their world may splinter apart forever. I had really high expectations for this book. I wanted a true FANGIRL book to relate to. I was not disappointed. The cute references made in this book make it comicon on romance for every fangirl out there. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace

I purchased this book from Target to read. All opinions are my own. โ˜„The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Women are women. Abuse is always abuse. Death is always death and always tragic. Life will continue to move forward past the pain. Grab this book and you will see. Review posted on Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Scythe by Neal Schusterman

I purchased this book to read with @halflostbutterflyreadalong. All opinions are my own. ๐Ÿ”ฅScythe by Neal Schusterman. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ In a Utopian Earth where natural death is no longer a threat to humanity there must be a way to control the population. This is the job of the Scythe. But everyone fears them so how are they selected? Rowan and Citra are selected to become apprentice Scythes only to run a gauntlet of tests before actually having to take the final test. Their conscious will be tested, the lives shaken, and their feelings hurt in much more than a training course. As soon as this one ended I wanted more. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅReview also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Unflushables By Ron Bates

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Thanks toย @kidlitexchangeย  for this review copy. All opinions are our own!ย 

The Unflushables By Ron Bates
(April 10th 2018 ~ Jimmy Patterson)

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This fun title is an adventurous tale that takes place in a society where plumbers are outlaws, the city has sewer problems, and one large corporation has a monopoly on the care and upkeep of all the plumbing. Our hero, Sully, is a secret plumber who is trying to solve his schoolโ€™s toilet backup problems by day and works on house calls as a plumberโ€™s apprentice at night. With plenty of bathroom humor, this book will appeal to fans of Captain Underpants and anyone who loves to laugh over things adults might frown upon! Iโ€™ve got plenty of readers at my school who will love this book, so Iโ€™ll be buying a copy!

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