After You by JoJo Moyes

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 After You by JoJo Moyes. Just like in Me Before You Moyes has ripped your heart apart and helped you pick up all the pieces only to fill you with optimism once again. Louisa just after suffering through the tragedy that was Will begins rebuilding traveling Europe then purchasing her own flat but suffers a tragic accident that leaves her whole family with mixed feelings about how “well” she is. Then a girl shows up that causes complete chaos with her job and her world. But Lou as always does what she feels is right and puts off things that are important to her until she finally makes the choice to take the job opportunity that can only lead to building her another new world. I can’t wait to finish this series with the next book Still Me which is currently sitting on my shelf. Review posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

My Life As A Mixtape by L J Evans

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 My Life As A Mixtape by L J Evans. I absolutely love Lonnie and Wynn’s story. The songs she paired with the titles work so well while blending two lives into one. (Not that she has worked that magic before). In this book though it really is obvious there was ,ore blending needs than just two people falling in love. An amazing twist to true heartache and blossoming love is in all of The My Life As An Album Series books, but with Lonnie and Wynn there was an added person in the mix that almost broke your heart more than once. And thank the heavens there is an epilogue and a final epilogue for the entire series because I might have just had to send her a note to tell her to wrap them all up in one neat little story. I loved this series and can’t wait to put the final book on my shelf! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Shady Park Panic

I received this book from Library Thing member giveaway. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟 Shady Park Panic by Rea Keech. In a community full of gun advocates reporter Anthony fights to report the real news while the police, tv news, and politicians only report what supports their agenda. A staged school board shooting leads to racially motivated crimes that the news wants to spin into getting the right person voted in office. While the premise of the book is exceptional I feel like it loses something somewhere. It doesn’t feel like the intrigue to find out what happens next is there. This is book 2 of The Shady Park Chronicles by Rea Keech. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Circe by Madeline Miller

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟Circe by Madeline Miller. This one started out slow but immediately picks up after Chapter 5 and becomes one of those books you can not put down. Circe is a goddess not one that is respected but daughter of Helios nonetheless. She is hated by her siblings, her mother, and even when you think her father is on her side……wait for it. She lives on and on surviving decade after decade and even growing into her newly discovered talent she longs for something out of her realm. This book reminds me of a female Percy Jackson meets Female Castaway story. If you give this one a chance you will not be disappointed. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco. This is book 3 of Stalking Jack The Ripper Series. I absolutely can not wait to get my hands on book 4. A ship voyage from England to New York has Cresswell and Wadsworth trapped aboard with a traveling Carnival. Every night during the show at sea another murder victim is found with a mysterious card. Audrey enters into a deal with the Carnival Master to prevent heartbreak for her cousin Liza and to hunt down the murderer reeking havoc aboard this cruise and during the final performance Audrey realizes true love will make you do things you never thought possible. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Fiercehearted by Holley Gerth

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @kaylasonlyheart. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Fiercehearted Live Fully, Love Bravely by Holley Gerth. From putting on your writing cap to finding the right cap for a run to having lunch in your favorite restaurant every woman struggles to embrace the fierceheartedness inside all of us. Holley reminds us that our walk with God isn’t always perfect but true faith is and it’s already inside of you and only you can embrace that. This book had me laughing and crying all in the same week. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

My Life As A Mixtape by L J Evans

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 My Life As A Mixtape by L J Evans. I absolutely love Lonnie and Wynn’s story. The songs she paired with the titles work so well while blending two lives into one. (Not that she has worked that magic before). In this book though it really is obvious there was ,ore blending needs than just two people falling in love. An amazing twist to true heartache and blossoming love is in all of The My Life As An Album Series books, but with Lonnie and Wynn there was an added person in the mix that almost broke your heart more than once. And thank the heavens there is an epilogue and a final epilogue for the entire series because I might have just had to send her a note to tell her to wrap them all up in one neat little story. I loved this series and can’t wait to put the final book on my shelf! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

This book was a gift from my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Jude is a mortal (a human) forced to survive in Faerie amongst the children of fey. Most of the fey despise humans, so it is a true test of grit. Jude is believed to be the daughter of a general but the family relationship is much harder to explain than that. Her true love is for her siblings. Jude is tortured by others in her own home, at school lessons, and in the public eye, but she soon finds herself making deals and promises in the Court of Faerie and has a plan to seek sweet revenge until everything comes undone with a surprising death of most of the Royal family. Her plots and schemes must change and must change quickly to protect the siblings she holds so dear. *********from page one the abuse in this book is horrid. There is bullying, abuse of power, physical abuse, death, and the signs of emotional abuse are very clear. This is not a book for the faint of heart. It is very clear in this book whoever holds the sword holds the power. It is not so terrible it turned me off to reading it but if you are a sensitive reader this is not the book for you.******* With that being said I think Black did an amazing job with a plot and revenge story and as far as fiction goes this is an amazing read. Onto The Wicked King soon.

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I mean why not? A Dracula story in October! Who could say no? Really? While I was able to deduce who the “person of interest” was early in this story I couldn’t wait to get to the why. To uncover all the secrets buried beneath Bran Castle and it’s many tunnels and hidden passageways entangled into the Academy of Forensics. Audrey Rose and Thomas Creswell did not disappoint behaving well in public but very seductive behind closed doors. A love story slowly unraveling. I am excited for their next adventure in America. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Warlock Holmes A Study in Brimstone by G. S. Denning

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Warlock Holmes A Study in Brimstone by G.S. Denning. Sherlock Holmes is a genius Warlock Holmes is something else………… This book is full of comedic scenes, warlocks, ogres, detectives of Scotland Yard, and one person with deductive reasoning that does almost no good in a world of spirits. If you are a Sherlock fan you will love the twists and turns each of these stories contain. I can not wait to read the next book in the series Warlock Holmes The Hell Hound of Baskervilles. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com