Lost Boy by Shelley Hrdlitschka

I won this advance readers copy in a Giveaway on Library Thing. http://www.librarything.com All opinions are my own. Lost Boy by Shelly Hrdlitschka releases October 2018. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Jon thinks he has a plan for his future, leave his religious raising and polygamous community to have a real life and a real education in a place without so much restriction. A naive 17 year old boy with a plan, but only a few months in he realizes school isn’t something he can do and life quickly spins out of control for him. After finding himself homeless, drunk, and drug addicted a piece of his past may just be the hope he needs to get things back on track. Living life one way for so long and trying to break away from that proves to be even harder. Sometimes dreams aren’t always what we expected, but with some effort and hard work, we can achieve what we put our minds to is the life lesson for this book. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Dreams of Gods and Monsters

I purchased this book from Amazon to #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Book Three of The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy) by Laini Taylor. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Karou and Akiva can’t catch a break. She hates him now and he’s pining for her to come back to him. 🚨spoiler alert🚨………..There is bloodshed and violence that comes with the war between the angels and the demons. Hurt, Pain Mysery, but somehow new friendships forges and love builds for others among the tribes. Karou is whisked away and only to be brought back and joined with Akiva only for a short time. They discover their fate keeps their plans for peace yet again put on hold. And while Akiva and Karou don’t get their happily ever after they get a happy of the middle of the road ending that brings some closure. In my personal opinion Taylor has set herself up for one maybe two more books in this series though. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Yours Truly, Cammie by SJ Sylvis

I received this advanced readers copy from the author for free. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Yours Truly, Cammie by SJ Sylvis. Cammie has one rule. DON’T EVER DATE A MARINE. Not maybe, not what if? No the rule is NEVER. After terrible family experiences, her father being a Marine and her brother, the rule is set. Her best friend is planning her wedding and Cammie is all to excited to help even if her best friends keeps sending her on horrible blind dates. And after a night at the Marine Corp ball and a hurricane blowing in, what better time to break a personal rule, even if it’s just for one night of ecstasy? But rule breaking leads to heartbreaking or does it?………This book had me laughing then crying and then laughing so hard I was crying. The author did a wonderful job weaving military life into real world scenarios that make you think, yep that’s exactly how that works sometimes and mixes it with humor and pranks that only a military brat could think of. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.comimg_20180715_191954_3401443705849.jpg

 

Coin Toss by Brian Amado

Thank you to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Coin Toss by Brian Amado Jeremy “Savvy” Savage is quarterback for the Eighth Grade Football Team and he gets the chance of the lifetime and is offered to play for a Championship High School Team. He is excited. But as he finishes out Eighth Grade real life issues hit him and his friends on the team hard. He quickly realizes some bonds are unbreakable. Family and true friends are formed and stand behind choices you make. This book is an amazing read for football players (and football moms) with the details of the game, the complicated, but needed bonding to make things right on the field, the friendships, and the struggles of real life jump off the page at you. Amado did an amazing job with character and team building in this read! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Amber Dusk by Lyra Selene

Thank you to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Amber Dusk by Lyra Selene. This YA read is full of fantasy, magic and adventure all buildt in a very beautifully described world! Sylvie has always wanted more than just her regular life in the Dustland, so she and her gift (maybe a curse) of illusion set off to find her future. Only something or someone has other plans for her and it is wicked. A star crossed love story tied into a suspenseful adventure. This is a must read for YA Fantasy readers. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @halflostbutterflyreadalong in July. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert. Meddlesome 13 year old kids who get in over their heads trying to free the town of Roseway of a curse. If Rebekah and her friend, Holly can’t find a way to end the curse of Roseway they might just find themselves locked into the curse themselves. A confusing mystery of witches, demons, and illusions becomes suspenseful leading you right into book 2 of The Threatening Souls Series by Nicole Lambert. My only issue is the kids in this book are so young if maybe they were a few years older it would have been an easier read but the whole time I kept thinking to myself what parent in their right mind would allow that? 16 and 17 years old even 18 these are expected behaviors not young teens. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Far From The Tree by Robin Benway

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Far From The Tree by Robin Benway. Guys!!!!! This book has such complicated emotions and family situations and love and anger and forgiveness. If you are looking for a book filled with emotion THIS IS IT! It will tear your heart out and sew it back all in the same chapter. Maya, Grace, and Joaquin are three siblings all with the same birth mother but live very different lives in their own homes. Struggling with adoption, love, lack of love, pride, and secrets they all hold close they find that family is family and forgiveness is important. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com. **********For those of you that have read it, the car scene with the bow at Mark and Linda’s did you cry too? I balled like a baby!!!!!!!

Save The Date by Morgan Matson

I received this book in my @uppercasebookbox in June. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Save The Date by Morgan Matson. Charlie’s senior year of high school has her making decisions for her future for college, but her parents decide to sell their family home and her sister is planning her wedding. Heading into the wedding weekend chaos is in the air. Her brother Mike hasn’t been home in over a year, she has a crush on his best friend Jessie, and just when things couldn’t get anymore complicated her mom’s famous comic strip is ending too. *spoiler alert* As a family of 7 (8 including the new groom) embark on wedding weekend every detail seems to shuffle the family into slight messes. The home alarm system keeps sounding, the wrong band, a dog, the wedding planner goes MIA, a cake debacle, the wrong suit from the cleaners, and much, much more to make for the perfect wedding day. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser. Returning to Harlem with these crazy kids is wonderful. This time they are sneaking around to a vacant lot next to the church to plant a secret garden for their neighbors who’s had an incident. Sad thing, creating a garden with no money and no skills is nearly impossible and they are racing against the clock and real estate developer who wants to build a condo right on that very spot. The adventures these kids go on continue to amaze me. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth in my July box. The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Jaime grew up in an abusive household with a family of criminals. But at some pint luck has to change right? She dreams of a life outside of her small town and sets her sights on playing the odds in her favor. Blind River is not A place she wants to live the rest of her life and she risks it all to have a life somewhere in the South where it’s warm. The amazing twists in this one keeps the pages turning quickly. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com