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 Night Before by Wendy Walker

I won this book in a Giveaway on Goodreads. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Night Before by Wendy Walker. This book will keep you guessing from page 1. The I have to know what happens next came on strong with this one. I read the book in less than one day and if I could have gotten away with not sleeping I would have stayed up last night to finish it. Hahaha. Walker has a way of keeping you on your toes until the reveal and when it came I actually was like whoa wait I didn’t see that coming. Laura has issues with dating the wrong men, Rosie, Laura’s sister spends her time caring for her family and worrying about her sister’s choices. Until one day what Rosie and Laura know isn’t what they should have known their whole lives. Review posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, 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

Roomies by Christina Lauren

I first heard of this book from @grownupreads on Instagram and after winning my own copy on Goodreads in a giveaway from Gallery Books I decided it need to go to the top of my enormous TBR. All opinions are my own. 🎡🎸Roomies by Christina Lauren. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Let me say I didn’t hate this book. Romance is not my go to genre but it’s nice to pick one up every once in a while and see what’s out there. This one is a cheesy, light read. It’s not typical boy meets girl boy chases girl. It’s quite the opposite here. Girl finds boy in subway and doesn’t have the guts to approach him until her Uncle is put in a desperate position to find a musician for his show. And even after his audition girl is tentative to approach with emotions involved. The twists and turns in this one are different from others but never losing faith in the fight for love will keep you turning pages. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

I purchased this book from Barnes and Noble to read. @mycornerforbooksand and I did a #buddyread. All opinions are my own. 🐈 Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟This was the most intense read I have ever picked up. I have no idea what to say because anything you could say would spoil it for someone who hasn’t read it. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi, romance, and thriller. A right now some part of you is wondering what if I had made this choice or that choice? How would my life have been changed or effected? STOP wondering it right now. Just STOP. And let that SchrΓΆdinger Cat just stay right there…….just saying. Maybe I am just saying that because my husband’s name is Jason and that’s creepy. 🀣🀣 Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Saved in Paris blog tour

@indie_blog_hop #partner 🐻Time for another book tour with @indiebloghop. I really enjoy being part of this team. It’s so much fun finding new books to read!

The Teddy Bear Chronicles Vol. 1 Saved In Paris by Donnalyn Vojta

Ever wondered what your stuffed animals do while you are away? Psst…..they see and hear even your deepest secrets. Grab your copy today and find out! This book was a page turner from the moment I picked it up! And don’t forget to go over to @mchrobakauthor and check out the author interview.

Synopsis:

In this first volume of the suspense series, a young educated Chicago woman, Kelly Donavan, must escape from her luxurious home to get away from her sociopathic boyfriend, Mark Flannery, before he takes her to a woodsy cabin for a “little anniversary getaway.” She myyst plot, lie, and pretend to be happy before she can flee her relationship and her own home, alive!

This story is uniquely narrated by teddy bears, which, notwithstanding their immobility, have interesting thoughts and perspectives on the shocking events and intriguing relationships which form before their plastic eyes. These quirky bears also get a healthy dose of an entertaining blooming romance when Kelly’s plight takes everyone overseas to Paris. Once the plot’s feverish pace decelerates, the group starts to feel some hope, but is the race really over?

My review: 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨spoilers past here🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 Read with caution.

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Teddy Bear Chronicles Vol. 1 Saved In Paris by Donnalyn Vojta. Kelly is in an obsessive relationship with Mark who turns out to be a murdering college boyfriend with links to an entire network of criminals. While Kelly plans her escape from Mark she finds her sister in Paris and her new almost boyfriend, Richard, turns out, Richard and Geoff used to be friends and now all of them have to fight for their lives. Nursing School, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Teaching and Theatre Degrees couldn’t help prepare these adults for what they are about to experience and to top it all off their story is told by three teddy bears sitting in three different places. Life shouldn’t be so hard for stuffed animals! This mystery, thriller, suspense story will keep you turning the pages while laughing at the teddy’s perspective on things. 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻 Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth for January reads with @saltwaterreads. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. This read was shocking. Everytime you think you know what’s going on, you don’t. The first 10 chapters I was like well how long can you draw out the story about the ex wife being jealous of the new fiance story? But by Chapter 15 I had completely changed my mind about what was going to happen and then every chapter after that there was more and more I expected to happen but it would twist and I was taken in a new direction. I think we need a second book from Richard’s point of view. Maybe complete the strangeness between him and his whacky sister. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, Go Read, and Amazon.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

I checked out this book from the library to read for Forever Young (A local Bookclub I participate in monthly). 🌟🌟🌟🌟 A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. Two young adults from London end up at the same American boarding school. One a female defendant of Sherlock Holmes the other a male descendant of John Watson. Cool coincidence? Doubtful. Charlotte Holmes and Jaime Watson are being framed for murder. Or more than one murder and maybe some other crimes that border felony charges. In the end there is almost a Romeo and Juliet to die for ending that quickly turns in a completely different direction. I loved the twists and turns in this one. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, and Amazon.

Room by Emma DonoghueΒ 

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books for myself to read and review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Room by Emma Donoghue was an amazingly powerful read. The entire book is narrated from a five year old’s point of view. Thing is he isn’t a normal 5 year old. Jack is a five year old that lived his entire life in an eleven foot by eleven foot room with his mom. Then one day by a miracle he is introduced to the entire world. It’s overwhelming, exhilarating, scary, and dreadful all at once. There are scenes in this book that will rip your heart to shreds and then mend it back together. I don’t know how many times I sat reading blurry eyed only to find myself laughing a few paragraphs later. Definitely one of my 2017 favorites! Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com.

Paper Towns by John GreenΒ 

I purchased this book from Target to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Paper Towns by John Green. I had read a lot of reviews on everything John Green wrote but never purchased any on my own because the thought was too cliche. I mean why read what everyone else already has, right? And then I won a copy of Turtles All The Way Down and after reading that I swore I would buy one John Green book a month to read and review. Paper Towns is what I chose for December. Quentin and Margo are 9 year old neighbors and have absolutely no choice but to be grade school friends. That changes as their world grows after finding a suicide victim in the park. After several years of only being neighbors one night Margo knocks on Quentin’s window and gives him one final night of adventure when they break into Sea World. After that Margo disappears leaving a trail of clues that send Quentin on an unimaginable journey to find her. It becomes his obsession and his friends and parents think he is ruining his last few months of high school. As he begins his journey to find Margo, Quentin begins to learn that his goals are his goals and he has to find a way to make it all work in his favor. With or without finding Margo. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Go Read, and my blog at readsbystacie.com