City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Book 11 of 2020! My bestie @mycornerforbooksand bought this book for me so we could #buddyread together. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. Clary just wants normal. Her brother, Jace, her best friend, Simon, and her mother. Her Mother won’t wake and Luke spends everyday at the hospital and the moment the second mortal instrument goes missing….life is everything but normal in Clary’s life. Jace being imprisoned on the words of the Inquisitor, her mother still comatose, Simon keeps saying she’s his girlfriend all leads to her finding she has powers that other Shadowhunters don’t. She must learn what that means before it’s too late to save her friends from Valentine. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Facebook, Twitter @jason_stacie, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Complete Fifty Shades of Jezebel by Melinda DuChamp

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Complete Fifty Shades of Jezebel by Melinda DuChamp. I started this one after reading The Complete Fifty Shades of Alice and I must say while I enjoyed the Alice themed book, this one was much better. Its erotic scenes were steaming and it was written to the reader so it feels like during narration the author is talking to you not just writing a story. If erotica is your genre this one is definitely worth the money to read. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com.

#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

My husband purchased this book for me as a Christmas gift. All opinions are my own. (He’s sweet like that). 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil. Dee is sentenced to death by a Judge, when she wakes up she finds herself on Alcatraz 2.0 under the watchful eyes of the public posting about impending death. A seventeen year old trapped on an island full of mass murders, serial killers, and assassins, she will never survive. The odds are not in her favor. She trusts no one and no one likes her until she proves she’s smarter than her past and she is capable of standing her ground. She outsmarts the best if the best in hopes of finding who framed her for the murder of her sister. I have no idea why I liked this one so much. Maybe the action packed pages or maybe the idea of something different and fresh. Who knows? But it was a great, fun read and you should definitely read it. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Complete Fifty Shades of Alice by Melinda DuChamp

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Complete Fifty Shades of Alice by Melinda Duchamp. This erotica trilogy features The Fifty Shades of Alice In Wonderland, Fifty Shades of Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Fifty Shades of Alice at The Hellfire Club. This is the first erotica book I have ever reviewed and I’m not sure what I should say. It’s a fairly easy read and quite comical. There really is no plot but it spins off the classic Fairytale Alice in Wonderland. You will never think of Alice the same way after reading this series. I found myself laughing through most of the book. The sex is not steaming and romanticizing, and by no means is it innocent. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I received this book as a gift from my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Book 1 of The Mortal Instruments Series. Clary is a wild-child teen until strange things happen and her mother is kidnapped by Demons, or some sort of Underworld evil and her new found friend Jace and his siblings help her navigate the story of what happened and why she sees what others don’t. Their discovering leads to things you can’t undo and things neither of them saw coming. Her best friend Simon feels like they are coming undone and is rude but Clary navigates their worlds until they all collide into a secret none of them wanted to be true. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #5. Ok Riggs, you are killing me! This was an edge of your seat, wait for the next step, separation and reuniting, finding old friends, and new pieces of yourself all about Jacob and his friends. The new loops in America are dangerous and the clue left lead to a path that more perplexing and more dangerous than ever! And then……well wait for book #6………Hurry up @ransomriggs and finish number 6 NOW!!!!!!! I know this isn’t the best review I’ve ever written, but if I say anymore I will give too much away, you just have to read this series! Other fans will understand what I mean! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

My fifth review of the year! How are your 2020 reading goals going? I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs. The fourth novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. I was leery of this one since it was so long ago the other three were written. I was worried it wouldn’t be as good as the others. Surprise!!!! It is! Jacob has a choice to make and then takes his friends on a magical adventure that turns dangerous in New York! On to the next book it arrives in the mail at my house today! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Facebook, Amazon and my blog at readsbystacie.com

No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with the local bookclub Well Read Ladies. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky. Ya’ll this book made me want to cry then feel encouraged and then cry some more. It truly was a tear jerker! The McAlister family suffered a tragedy when they lost their father in an accident but when their mother takes ill and their oldest sister so far away working the three youngest children will suffer a tragedy none of the could foresee. Laura knows she must act quickly to save her younger siblings from the hardship of an orphanage, but every time she tries to do things respectfully or legally she hits a dead end. In order to save her one brother and two sisters she will travel the entire ocean to ensure they are safe. Her goal is to reunite her family, unfortunately fate has different ideas. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. I started this buddy read with my friend Kayla, who has been a wonderful supportive friend that I met through the Modern Mrs. Darcy Bookclub. We have read a lot of books together! I started this one with her and got side tracked due to holiday hustle and bustle but I did manage to get it finished up today and what a great message! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs. With the world moving so quickly and everything being so competitive there are hundreds, literally hundreds of influences that can effect the way you think about yourself. Some wish to be skinnier, so wish to be faster, some want to write and some want to run bottom line is our sense of self-worth takes a daily beating. This book relates back to the way God created you to be you and how to embrace that and stop all the negativity the rest of the world feeds you. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

I purchased this book from Half Priced books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Bonfire by Krysten Ritter. Abby returns home 10 years after she left that small town in her rearview mirror. As an environmental lawyer in Chicago she is put on a case that puts her right back in that small town and all the emotions from 10 years ago come rushing back. She discovers her childhood best frienenemy has disappeared and suspects it has something to do with the same company she is there to investigate. All roads lead to the same place in this small town and discovering what happened all those years ago might lead to a break in the case she was sent to work on. A wonderful story of when the past meets the present. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Facebook, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, Amazon and my blog at readsbystacie.com