March Wrap Up

I’m wrapping up March with 15 books! While you are doing your wrap up posts for the month do you ever feel like, “I should have read more” ? I do. I mean 15 isn’t a terrible number but I my personal goal is 4 books a week……Im not close. Not yet….but I have faith and will continue to read until I reach that goal! I have reached it before I know it’s possible, just need to be more consistent. Do you set yourself these goals too or am I the only crazy person that does this? Undead and The City by K. E. Radke, The Dark Vault by Victoria Schwab, Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott, The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda Brunstetter, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace, The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace, The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace, 12 Strong by Doug Stanton, Heart of a Champion by Jennifer Freeman, The Cursed Series by Rebecca Donovan, One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake, Enchantee by Gita Trelease, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, and Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake.

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake. After learning the history of the Island of Fennbirn, we read about an epic battle that lead to a poisoner queen crowned and two sisters not crowned by an escape default. Our crowned queen continues with strange behavior on the island while at the mainland her sisters are fighting to find normalcy and one is having nightmares about The Blue Queen of the island that will lead her to answers she must discover. The most meant to protect the island is stronger than ever and killing it’s own people causing some anxiety among the islanders which leads Jules to make some decisions of her own about an uprising. So when the escaped queens return to the island everything they have known to be true is coming undone. I can not wait until book 4 comes out! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

I purchased this book in January @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. MIND BLOWN!!!!!! There are no words to describe this book other than that. I have no idea how to even begin to tell you how wonderful this twisted thriller is! Alicia had the perfect life, she’s an artist, her husband a photographer, they have a home with her studio and one night the while world turns upside down. Her husband murdered, tied to a chair gun lying in the floor and Alicia the only other person in the house. He refusal to speak, not one word, gets her institutionalized in a secure psychiatric hospital. Theo Garber finds her story and is determined he can help Alicia tell the truth. Only the truth is hardly ever what everyone thinks. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Cursed Series by Rebecca Donovan

I received this book in a Giveaway on Instagram. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Cursed Series by Rebecca Donovan. Everyone Lies, You can only save yourself. Lana and her friends go our on a Friday night and get into the hottest party spot in their small town but everything goes wrong and continues to get worse the entire night and Lana ends up in juvie and refuses to talk in order to save and protect her friends. Her lawyer pulls some strings and Lana instead of serving time in juvie is transferred to a rich private school full of other delinquents just like her but they come from wealthy, privileged backgrounds. Just as Lana is becoming accepted into the new peer group suspicious notes and messages begin to appear and strange things begin to happen around her just as she realizes she may be falling in love with someone completely out of her circle. As secrets begin to emerge the mysteries become thicker than Lana could have ever imagined. Lana doesn’t know who to trust when she is the only one telling the truth. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

I received this book in my February @litjoycrate box and read it with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Enchantee by Gita Trelease. Camille will do anything to save her little sister Sophie from their older brother Alain. Alain has spent his nights gambling and losing, staying drunk and stealing everything Camille could bring in the door from the poor, hard streets of Paris in 1789, but Camille has found a way to work Magic and begins to build a plan to save herself and rescue after meeting a boy with a hot air balloon by chance. Two worlds become so intertwined that Camille begins to feel exhausted with who she is with Magic and who she is without Magic. During the Revolution in France Camille is struggling to save what little family she has left but at every turn there is another obstacle that only Magic can fix until she finally finds a way and plays her Ace to win big. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with our reading group by @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. Triplets born to the island must fight for the crown. Three queens must battle to the death until one queen is crowned. Arsinoe finds an unknown power that may lead her to victory. Mirabella who was so sure once she would be queen is now questioning the world around her. Katharine the weakest of three in the beginning is now full of fight and rage and something about her is just not quite right. One must be queen, two must die. At the end the book will have you asking yourself wait!??? What just happened? Onto book 3 to unravel the mystery that lies before us. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. The beginning of this book I wasn’t intrigued I felt the world building shifted but once it took off it truly captivated my attention. On Fennbirn Island every generation a set of triplets is born. Three queens all equal to the heir of the crown, each with a gift of magic to be used to her advantage. However, to get to the crown one queen must kill the other two to gain her throne. Katherine is meek and mild struggles with her poison gift. Arsinoe struggles to find her naturalist gift at all or her companion that should stand by her side, her friend Jules has been helping her learn to develop it but soon gets stuck in her own love triangle with Joseph and as her emotions shift big mistakes may end up costing Arsinoe more than anyone thought. Arsinoe learns to use these slips in emotion to her advantage though. Mirabella and her elemental gift have run strong most of her life. Her storms, lightning, and fire may just be the perfect distraction to gain her advantage to the throne. But remember poisoners lurk and the damage from poison is permanent. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Dark Vault Book 2: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟The Dark Vault: Book 2 The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. When Mac finally settles into her two worlds colliding she begins to realize change is coming. The Nightmares are too real and her parents are smothering and her new friends at her new school are sarcastic and people around her keep disappearing and it’s all too much until an old familiar face appears. That’s when the world begins to unravel in a whole different direction. Will Mac be able to save Wes again? Will her memories and nightmare threaten her forever? Or will this be the biggest battle she’s ever fought to prove her loyalty and love? Romance is sprinkled in every page while Mac fights Histories and fights for her sense of normal. It’s not as action packed as the first book but it was still a page turner. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Dark Vault Book One: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand and @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟The Dark Vault: The Archived by Victoria Schwab. Mackenzie Bishop’s family is moving into an old hotel to open a new coffee shop but the secrets she keeps may be her undoing. New friends in a new place make for a busy transition and History should just be left alone. Once you unwrap one piece the rest comes unraveling quickly. This book in the beginning was confusing for me but after a few chapters once the world is buildt the book immediately sucks you in. It’s action packed, mystery unravels one piece at a time but so quickly, there is romance blossoming, and parents hovering, it’s the perfect book for any genre reader. Now onto Book 2: The Unbound. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

I purchased this book from book of the month to read with my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Watching You by Lisa Jewell. Jewell has done it again! An amazing read that keeps you on the edge of your seat. A tiny picturesque town in England becomes complete chaos when a murder happens. An unsettling timeline emerges showing the shadows of everyone’s day to day life in Melville. Three married couples, several teens, and one very disturbed mother all have secrets that no one should see but everyone knows but it isn’t until all the pieces fit together just right they uncover the deep, dark secret that lead to murder. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com