Golden State by Ben H Winters

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Golden State by Ben H Winters. This dystopian novel will suck you into it’s mystery and action. It is stories inside of stories buildt upon stories of what the truth is known to be. Laszlo Ratesic has lived his life based on truth. Facts that are concrete and absolute. But in two days his world comes crashing down around him and it takes a very wrong turn for him to realize truth is based on perception not buildt on facts. While this book wrapped me in a world unknown I didn’t complete enjoy the twist at the end. It does bring some closure to the book just not in a way I expected. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Looker by Laura Sims

I checked out this book from the local library because @whatmeganreads said she loved it. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Looker by Laura Sims. Looker is a debut novel and what a way to knock it out of the park! An unnamed protagonist is obsessed and jealous of her neighbor the actress. She struggles with how life can be so great for the neighbor and so crappy for her. It is an escalating obsession that consumes every part of her life until it’s too late to undo the damage she created for herself. This book will perk your curiosity from page one because you will tell yourself surely no one can be this crazy…….Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Yes No and Maybe

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my friend Kayla. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Yes No Maybe by Wendy Pope. The best thing about this book is after each chapter there is a section where you get to reflect and write your own summary! That isn’t all your summary is the end of the book! You get to choose your own ending! Your reflection all wrapped up in a happy ending! A bible study that lets you be the author what an awesome idea! This bible study unwraps what the bible says about all the wonderful plans God has for us but also how to fight to reach those goals by saying Yes, No, and Maybe according to our own needs. Perfect for all those women who live the hectic life and are trying to find a balance. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read and #buddyread with my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A Whole New World by Liz Braswell. Everyone loves Once upon a time and Happily Ever After but what makes it great is the story in the middle of those two lines. In A Whole New World all of the characters from the Disney movie Aladdin are here, but the twist comes when Aladdin doesn’t find the lamp. What will happen to Jasmine? The genie? Agrabah? with all the power shifted? An amazing twist on a fairytale we all love so much with just a little more evil than would be expected. This edge of your seat, twisted tale will have you turning pages faster than you think. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne Review

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne. 17 year old Stella is no stranger to change, her entire life has been being shuffled from one place to another to please someone other than herself, but when she applies for a new job off her present ship she has no idea just how much her future will change. Not just for a better opportunity but for her heart. Everyone she thought she loved she learns quickly that love was only placed there to protect her while growing. After her 18th birthday her life takes a quick turn that has her searching not just for true love but for a place to call home. I never knew space would pull me in like this one did. I think Jon and his well placed Earth jokes kept me hoping for life on Earth. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Harley Quinn: Mad Love by Paul Dini and Pat Cadigan

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Harley Quinn: Mad Love by Paul Dini and Pat Cadigan. 5 stars because well, Harley Quinn. Yes I wanted to love this book and it was a fast paced read with adventure on every page, but truthfully I wanted a different story. Wonderfully written and everything a comic book should be. Harlene Quinn grew up in Brooklyn with a father for a criminal and a mother that pushed her to be something more. Harley studies gymnastics and prepares for a scholarship to go to college, attends medical school, and becomes a successful psychiatrist and this is where everything becomes complicated for Harley. Her revenge she’s been seeking since childhood grows into a complicated love story with Puddin and a strange hatred for Batman. Until one day she realizes Puddin isn’t what she really needs to get to her revenge. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Evermore by Sara Holland

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Evermore by Sara Holland. I liked Everless and you really must read book 1 in this series, but I loved book 2 Evermore. Jules was taught the legend that the Alchemist stole the Sorceress’s heart and they continue to hunt and kill one another over and over trapping the people in a vicious loop where blood trapped in currency is their only way through Jules discovers she is the Alchemist and the Sorceress is her rival Cora. Cora will stop at nothing to take Jules’ life and reclaim her heart. Jules must discover the secret of stopping Cora forever by uncovering the ancient story that has bound them in this loop. Through all her adventures Jules learns her heart leads her places even when she pleads for it not to and traps her in a love all of her own. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. If you knew a fortune teller could give you the day you would die would you go? In 1969 Daniel tells his siblings he has found just that and even though not all of the children want to go they don’t want to not go with the others. The fortune teller give a them all a date and tells them not to share that information. The author captures each child as they have grown and gives you snippets of what their life was through their eyes. It’s a creepy kind of read that will keep you turning the pages and wondering would you want to know what day you would die. Would you live you life better or hide waiting for the day it finds you? Everyone in this book handles the guilt of that experience differently and its interesting to see. Simon lives on the edge, Klara lives in a fantasy world, Daniel has taken a safe job and settled modestly and Varya lives with OCD and paranoia. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

I purchased this book from Book of the month to read with my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle. We have all played this game: 5 people dead or alive you could sit down with and have dinner one night who would you pick? Sabrina and Jessica played this game in college and here it is a decade later on the night of her birthday and her fantasy list has become reality. She sits at a table with her best friend Jessica, her estranged father Robert, her old college professor Conrad, her ex boyfriend Tobias, and Audrey Hepburn. As the story unfolds you get to walk through Sabrina’s life with her on again, off again boyfriend Tobias for the last decade they have been dating, her strained relationships with her father and her best friend and two Audrey Hepburn and her old college professor seem to just be awkwardly settling in. But Sabrina gets one night to fix everything at this one dinner and as the evening progresses shocking secrets are revealed, relationships mended, and Sabrina walks away a bigger person for having a birthday fantasy dinner. I laughed, I cried, and in the end I felt closure. A fun read overall. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Diary Of A Drug Fiend and other works by Aleister Crowley

I purchased this book from a used book sale at the local library. All opinions are my own. 🌟 Diary of A Drug Fiend and other works by Aleister Crowley. Have you read this book? Let me just say do not waste your time it is 6 different book smushed into one hardback. Every story are characters who are trying to leave their earthly being by drug use to be a better being. Crowley even created a group of disciples called The Abbey of Thelema that believed in his ways. The Abbey of Thelema eventually became Thelema in which Crowley would exercise his authority and convince others that being high would make you a supreme being of some sort. It’s 900+ pages of jibberish. The most interesting part of the book is the introduction when they explain who Aleister Crowley is and you get to learn that many bands used references of him in their songs and Jimmy Page was so obsessed with him that he purchased his old home and all the first editions of his book. Use it for lining in your hamster, gerbil, or rabbit cage but honestly I would be scared the rubbish in these pages might make them irritable as well. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com