Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. Bizarre! Amazingly bizarre! 16 year old Ellie Mack goes missing one day on her way to study. After years and years of searching the closure that her family so desperately needed is anything but a normal missing person case. As the plots unfolded page after page I found it hard to set down. I needed to know more. I had to know why. Most of all I needed to know what happens now? This one has to be one of my favorites this year. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

July 2018 Wrap Up

July 2018 wrap up! 25 total! Yay! Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert @halflostbutterflyreadalong, The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen @saltwaterreads, Far From The Tree by Robin Benway @diversebooksclub, Let It Go by Karen Ehman, Justice Betrayed by Patricia Bradley, Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph, Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes, Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand, Princess Pulverizer Grilled Cheese and Dragons by Nancy Krulik, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser, The Collector by K R Alexander, The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey @bookofthemonth, Save The Date by Morgan Matson, Amber Dusk by Lyra Selene, Coin Toss by Brian Amado, Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand, Yours Truly Cammie by SJ Sylvis, Lost Boy by Shelley Hrdlitschka, Angelfall by Susan Ee #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand, Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs, Suicide Club by Rachel Heng, I Felt A Funeral In My Brain by Will Walton, Lucy In The Sky by Anonymous, Jays Journal by Anonymous, Go Ask Alice by Anonymous. What a great month July was!

Angelfall by Susan Ee

I purchased this book from Amazon to #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Angelfall by Susan Ee. Everything you think you know about Angels comes undone in this work of adventure packed fiction. The war has just begun as Earth become the battleground between humans and angels. A young girl trying to rescue her family intervenes in an angel fight and saves an angel then cashes in on the favor of her saving his life so he can help rescue her family. Peryn’s only responsibility is to take care of her family and she must continue to remind herself over and over again in the presence of a beautiful angel. With fighting all around them will they be able to get Peryn’s family to safety in time before the apocalypse? Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Go Read, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (a book from The Anonymous Diaries). She was served a drink at a party that was laced with LED and it unraveled a whole world of drug addiction. Her diary explains how she used drugs, ran away, came home, struggled with addiction, and then repeated the cycle. Once she finally tells her parents what’s going on and begins to get back on track she begins to see everyone at school trying to scare her and pull her back in until she finds herself stuck in a hospital without any memory. Poor girl struggles to get on a path and get it together. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Jay’s Journal by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Jay’s Journal by Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks). A book from The Anonymous Diaries. Jay is a fifteen year old boy struggling to find his way through life. After several mistakes his parents send him to “a boys school” and Jay meets Peter and gets introduced to “white witchcraft.” As Jay turns 16 and digs deeper into researching this “cult lifestyle” he struggles with what’s right and what’s wrong and ultimately decides there is only one way out. A sad story of a teens loss of girls, friends, and hope. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Lucy In The Sky

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Lucy In The Sky by Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks) This book is the diary of a young girl only a junior in high school and she walks you through her highs and lows of daily life while on and off drugs. The addiction of drugs and the pull from peers around you. Not only does she begin to resent her brother she later uses his overprotectiveness as an excuse to get high and even after getting a DUI, life does not change for her, the addiction is too strong. She uses varying drugs to feel the rush she needs. Such a sad story, but oh so real about how one thing leads to another, and the spiral becomes overwhelming. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

I Felt A Funeral In My Brain by Will Walton

Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 I Felt A Funeral In My Brain by Will Walton. How do you deal with loss? Young Avery deals with missing a parent, losing a grandparent, and struggles with love of his best friend, Luca. While spending his summer studying poets and poetry he writes down his emotions in poetic form to try to make it all make sense and tell his story of an impossible summer break that may make or break him all at the same time. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Suicide Club by Rachel Heng. In this future world Lea is an overachiever. She has spent all of her life chasing immortality. The company she works for trades human organs like it’s the New York Stock Exchange and are striving to keep everyone living forever. On her way to work one day Lea has an incident and is placed under watch by the Ministry (government of sorts) and while attempting to get her life back she stumbles upon a group of rebels that are striving to fight the immortality laws and live (and die) by life on their terms. In a pursuit for what Lea believes is right strange things happen to the relationships Lea builds and maybe immortality hasn’t always been her dream after all. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Let It Go by Karen Ehman

I purchased this book from Amazon to #buddyread with @kaylasonlyheart. Let It Go by Karen Ehman. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Karen walks us through her humorous life and guides us to let go of the control women seem to possess. It isn’t always a bad thing for a woman to control but how you wield that sword determines a certain aspect of your walk in faith, the way your family perceives your behavior, and may cause friction with friends. Not to mention the tool is plays on the stress factor in your daily life. Sometimes its ok to not have it done your way. Learning when and where to just let it go and let it be is rewarding in so many more ways in our journey for Faith. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs

I purchased this book from Target to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs by Rachel Jeffs. I think if anyone ever told me they had 78 mothers and 53 siblings I would not believe them at all. How could one person even????? Much less suffer the way these people did at the hands of someone they thought they could trust and believe in. Reading this heart wrenching truth I was beside myself. I can not even imagine. I am truly relieved that Rachel was able to find happiness but I am still shocked this even exists………just blown away. I mean you hear of polygamy in school or even in some far off conversation and think, that can’t exist anymore, there are laws for that. It is still very much real. Mind blowing to me. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com