Beastly Bones by William Ritter

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Beastly Bones by William Ritter. When I began this series I was unsure of what to expect. (Another Sherlock retake?) I am pleasantly surprised that Abigail and Jackaby keep you on your toes with their mysteries. In this book they find shapeshifting kittens whose owner dies the next morning and in another town uncovered dinosaur bones go missing from a dig site and traces of a beast are leaving mangled bodies in it’s path. Abigail encounters a deadly and dangerous bird that may just lead them to the answers they need. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Jackaby by William Ritter

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Jackaby by William Ritter. This book was different, at first I thought oh great another Sherlock Holmes…….it so was not. Jackaby is a character all his own. His snippy over the top comments border rudeness but will leave you laughing at his bluntness. Abigail fits into his world nicely while stumbling through her own acts of rebellion. Together the make up a team that will uncover the underworld right here despite the comments and glares from others in town. New Fiddleham is a place you feel you can escape to without ever leaving home, it was so wonderfully described you could step out of your back door and simply be there. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with @saltwaterreads. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. Nine people decide for very different reasons to go to a health resort that offers to change their lives forever in just ten days. After dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s on their consent forms they begin to arrive at the retreat where they are greeted in very unusual ways……just when they think they have fallen into a routine they discover something is amiss and just when they discover what’s amiss something even more tragic happens and it all becomes a very messy situation. That messy situation changes everyone of them in a way but doesn’t necessarily transform them into someone else. 10 days they will never forget for nine perfect strangers……Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Prayers For The Battlefield by Heidi St John

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Prayers for the Battlefield by Heidi St. John. This book is written to speak directly to mothers. Every struggle a mom has with her faith and life in general is in this book with a prayer to move forward to the next chapter in life. It also makes a great quick reference for prayer when you can find what you are struggling with there are prayers worded beautifully to guide you. Life happens too fast and the struggles are real this book give you quick ways to hunt a verse related to that struggle. Review also posted on Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

There Is Hope by Chris Amos

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 There is Hope by Chris Amos. After reading about a tragic moment on Facebook and doing some further research I learned that this friend of my husband’s had written this book. I did not do a lot of research into the kind of person Chris is other than to know he was employed by the Norfolk Police Department where my husband also worked previously. I have read a lot of books some bad, some good, and some really great so why not? After it arrived I read the blurb and thought ok soon. I picked this up this morning and finished it in one day. A compilation of stories of life on the streets as a cop for Norfolk Police Department that will make you think sometimes the only person who can put you in a situation or help you out of a situation is God. Amos did a great job of providing a different outlook on the way one can see the situation. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Shaken by Tim Tebow

I purchased this book from Amazon to #buddyread with my friend Kayla. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Shaken by Tim Tebow. I have always been a Tim Tebow fan from the moment he was a Florida Gator to the day he was cut from the NFL and even when he played college ball I made a remark to my children and said, “The world is not ready for what Tebow represents.” My kids told me I was crazy, they said Mom he will make it he’s a great ball player. Turns out he went to the NFL kept as low a profile as possible, but it wasn’t in the cards. While the rest of the world criticized him or poked fun Tim really struggled with what he wanted to do. Turns out God’s plans were different for Tim and it took a lot of emotional struggle, family support, and a little bit of faith for Tim to see there was a bigger picture. In this book he walks through memories that will make you smile, bring tears to your eyes, and make your heart swell all at the same time. While Tim’s dreams were twisted around his Faith was never a question he knew there was a plan even if it wasn’t what he dreamed, and he helps the reader remember to look for that too. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Light Years by Kass Morgan

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Light Years by Kass Morgan. I didn’t fall in love with this book immediately, it took quite a few chapters to really grab my attention and required focus to keep characters straight but when the action started and I was invested in the future of these characters I was hooked. Teenagers from different sectors must learn to navigate inside of a prominent military academy. The 4 main characters are all struggling for very different reasons but must learn to work as a team. Vesper need to prove to her mother she is the best to keep her place in the academy, Cormak needs to lead the life his brother would be proud of, Arran wants to find himself in the mess of his own doubts, Orelia is on a personal mission to save her race no matter what the cost. In order to accomplish any of these goals they must work as a team to survive their first year. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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