Bridge of The Gods by Diane Rios (The Silver Mountain Series Book One)

I received this book from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Bridge of the Gods (The Silver Mountain Series Book One) by Diane Rios takes 12 year old Chole on an adventure with talking creatures on a journey she was forced to take from her almost perfect life. After her father’s death and disappearance of her mother Chloe is taken to vagabonds by her scheming Uncle in hopes for money. She struggles to survive in the wilderness among creatures and thieves on her way back to Fairfax. But to Chloe’s surprise there are secrets to be discovered as strong friendship bonds are created even on her path back home. Rios describes in the most elegant detail the scenes in the mountains and forest as Chloe travels from place to place. Beautiful mountain scenes are drawn page after page in this book. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Go Read, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda SearcyΒ 

I received this ARC from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy. 16 year old Betsy has to start her mysterious life over and begin a new school with new friends. She is distant at first her past haunts her and she is scared to make friends but her heart warms in small San Justo, Texas and she quickly becomes one of the family in a local cafe. Kayla, a 16 year old girl falls head over heels in love with 19 year old Jordan and her life becomes a complicated mess of choices. When the two girls cross paths one only choice can be made to who walks away alive. A gripping, on the edge of your seat, pageturner that you won’t be able to put down. πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šA YA book for mature readers due to some content and not for the faint of heart to be released on December 12, 2017. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, and
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Eli’s 1st Winter Carnival by Lisa BowenΒ 

I won this book in an Instagram contest! All opinions are my own. Eli’s 1st Winter Carnival by Lisa Bowen. Illustrated by Nina Vanessa Pontillas. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟On a very cold day Eli gets bundled for his first time to attend a winter carnival. He is very excited. As soon as he gets there he makes snow angels, then plays ice hockey, rides a toboggan, and enters a contest to build the wackiest snowman ever! Eli’s family names their snowman McSnowy. On the way back home the snow is knee deep but Eli is so excited he isn’t cold. Once at home they have breakfast for dinner and hot chocolate with marshmallows by the fire. At bedtime Eli is so sleepy he can’t wait to go to sleep and dream of next year’s carnival! The story is easy for small children to follow and the pictures are very detailed and realistic. We are glad this book is part of our shelves and can not wait to share it with others! Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, Go Read, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

I purchased this book from Target to read and review. All opinions are my own. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This book was an emotional roller coaster and I don’t know where to start.Β  The book begins at 10 AM on a Monday after semester break. An auditorium full of students and teachers for the semester pep talk speech from the principal. 5 students and a track coach and 2 more that skipped out are the only ones safe from the boy with the gun. There are several narrators that you will truly become invested in and every character has their view of how things happen and you can’t help but get invested in them. It is a very intense, fast paced read. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. The cover says it best “Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun”. The entire story takes place in just over an hour and at the end the closure the student body celebrates only shows how strong a small town high school can be even in a tragedy. I enjoy fast paced reads so this book was an awesome way for my Month to start! Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, Amazon, and Go Read.

Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St JohnΒ 

My sisters and I decided to purchase this book and workbook from Amazon and do the bible study ourselves. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St John is an amazing book all on its own for any mom in any stage of mothering. Whether your children are grown or newborn. However the workbook really brings in the combining this book with scripture and builds on your own relationship with God. Heidi uses her own personal successes and failures in a joyous way that anyone can relate to. A very personal touch for Moms who are struggling or not. This book is the perfect baby shower gift because even if Mom doesn’t get to read it right away, whenever her “mom schedule” does allow her to read it she will relate herself to it. #MomStong

November 2017 Wrap Up

November was a crazy month for me. I read 24 books this month. Forgotten Sister by Dalila Caryn, Lie to Me by J. T. Ellison, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang, An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon, Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, Exquisite by Sarah Stovell, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee, Broken Circle by JL Powers and MA Powers, Slider by Pete Hautman, Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart, The Martian by Andy Weir, Nirvana by K. E. Radke, Expelled by James Patterson and Emily Raymond, See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt, Turtles All The Way Down by John Green, Sit by Deborah Ellis, Dear Martin by Nic Stone, Junior Lifeguards books 1-4 by Elizabeth Doyle Carey, and Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St John. Thank you #kidlitexhange for allowing the bulk if my reading this month, I absolutely love being part of the team!