A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

I purchased this book from Barnes and Noble to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. When this book came out I wasn’t going to read it. But there was so much hype and then the second book released and there was even more hype, so I caved. I bought it with a gift card from Barnes and Noble and dove into it. I was not disappointed. The explanation and transition between worlds worked beautifully. I fell in love with Rhen and Grey, (maybe Grey more so) I hated Lillith and wanted both worlds for Harper and Jacob and Noah. In order to break the curse Rhen must make a girl fall in love with him and save his Kingdom. Sounds easy right? Only he hasn’t been able to do it in the last 487 seasons so why is this one different? This is his last season, if it doesnt happen the curse and Lillith wins. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey. Rosie and Dominic are high school sweethearts, madly in love, and best friends until one day Rosie has had enough. She returns home from work and is just fed up with her husband holding everything in emotionally and she leaves him. But Dominic doesn’t give up he fights hard to get her back and even agrees to last chance counseling. When the therapist says he just doesn’t think the marriage will work, Dominic strives even harder to win Rosie’s love back. Is Rosie so stubborn she doesn’t see what’s right in front of her? Or are Dominic’s secrets too deep? The path they have to find one another may not end the way they expected. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Demonic Compendium by David Viergutz

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Demonic Compendium by David Viergutz. This epic, dark fantasy surprised me. First, I had to look up the definition of Compendium because…..well, I had no idea! It makes sense though! Shaw, the only true prince sets out to avenge his family and claim his throne. Which seemed like a dauntful task but not impossible, at least before the demonic army attacks, then it seems like the battle for good vs. evil or right vs. wrong becomes unclear. Suddenly a death wish feels like the right thing. Viergutz takes us into a world where the lines of right vs. wrong becomes so blurred you have no idea what choice is best. I was able to invest in the characters and found myself rooting for a love story I never saw coming. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Bride Test

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. I never read The Kiss Quotient and I had no idea that this was a spin-off or continuation of that book, however reading this one I didn’t feel like I missed anything. Esme Tran has always felt out of place. Part American, part Vietnamese with green eyes, a young mother that never married, cleaning bathrooms in a hotel, so when an opportunity to go to America presents itself, she jumps at it. The opportunity though is only temporary. She must make the autistic, self-sufficient, no emotion feeling, Khai Diep, fall in love with her before the summer ends or she must return to Vietnam. The journey this book takes is wonderful and funny and romantic and happy and sad and everything you could want it to be until the twist at the end and then I wanted to throw the book on the floor and stomp on it. I loved everything about this book until then though! I was just so mad at the way it ended. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Mom Up by Kara-Kae James

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Mom Up by Kara-Kae James. Motherhood stretches your limits, tests your patience, and leaves you feeling ragged. Some days your schedule is jammed packed and the next all you want is 5 more minutes of sleep before starting over again. This book guides you to jump in and learn to stop and enjoy those jam packed days with a little more patience and less stress. Because let’s face it #momminissohard! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Before The Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio. Guys!!!!! I have absolutely no idea why I waited so long to read this book! It’s been on my Amazon wishlist for over a year and I finally ordered it and it sat on a shelf for nearly a month. OH MY GOSH!!!!! If you have this one sitting, pick it up! NOW! This review won’t do the book justice no matter how many words I say, you just need to buy it or borrow it and read it! Set in Texas 1943 a woman is convicted of the murder of her sister and sentenced to life in prison, released seventy years later she discovers life was never as it seemed. Set in Texas present day Dr. Paloma Vega has rushed from New York to care for her ailing Grandmother and struggle to figure out what sort of child her younger sister has grown up to become. Journalist Mick Anders gets suspended from his big time Boston Newspaper job and finds himself in small town Texas scraping for a story of a crying painting. All of them looking for answers of life, existence, love, and family. The hot, humid place of Puerto Pesar (translates to Port of Regret) isn’t near the water and holds more secrets than the town ever thought possible. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Chasing Cleopatra by Tina Sloan

I received this book from smith publicity to read for review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Chasing Cleopatra by Tina Sloan. Cleopatra Gallier, known to friends as Cleo, lives a charmed life on the island of Hawaii. She owns her estate paid for by an inheritance, has a spot on the island’s tv with her own talk show, and is impossibly beautiful. One day, one small fender bender, and her life as she knows it comes unraveled. Four days before Christmas she discovers the person she trusted the most would betray and try to kill her, the person she thought was long gone resurfaces, and the person she’s fallen in love with is betraying his girlfriend. In true soap opera fashion we are whisked into a world of complicated romances, betrayals, and terrifying moments of near death. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

My bestie @mycornerforbooksand purchased this book for me. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. Yes! We finally have some answers! Some of it came as shocking some of it not so much. This one was action packed and full of twists! I can also say if this is where Clare had chosen to end the series I would have been ok knowing what I know now, but she didn’t and there are still two more to read! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Heat of the Night by Sylvia Day

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Heat of the Night by Sylvia Day. In Pleasures of the night we met Aiden and Lyssa and Lyssa’s assistant Stacey. In this one Stacey is introduced to her own dream warrior, Conner. Stacey tries to resist but she is unable to. Conner has his own battles of trying to save Aiden and trying to sort his feeling for Stacey. Conner had no intention of living outside of Twilight and Stacey had no intention of a relationship, but in order to save Stacey’s son from the Elders, they quickly realize love has to be stronger than their enemies power. Review posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

#murderfunding by Gretchen McNeil

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟#murderfunding by Gretchen McNeil. This sequel!!!!! All the stars! A new set of characters fighting the same president. Painiacs audition for the spots on a game show meant to recreate Alcatraz 2.0 but quickly the ones casted realize something is awry. Everyone is speaking to one another in Russian. Becca and her new friends and frenemies quickly learn if they don’t stick together their future is in the balance. Becca is struggling to hold on to the family she has left, Stef needs answers for reward money, Coop man this guy…I never saw that twist, but is definitely in for taking down Merchant-Bronson, Fiona believes she has a connection to the late Molly Mauler. All of them struggle but when the facts reveal themselves it only drives them closer. Do not fret #CinderellaSurvivor, Nyles, and Gris make their appearance just in time to save the story! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com