The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace. The final book of this series is healing and recovery. Even when you are stuck in a place where you can’t find able stop and enjoy the peace. The past is there and will always be but every day you wake up one day further away. Enjoy your present time. Find your voice. No one’s story or pain is like yours and your is like no one else’s be patient, be kind. Victim or Survivor? Some days they are both the same and that’s ok. This one was MER-MAZING! Ahhhhh!!!!! A princess, a witch, and now a mermaid πŸ‘‘πŸ”₯πŸŒŠβ˜„this poetry series was an amazing adventure for me. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Heart of a Champion: The Life and Legacy of Coach Bill Freeman by Jennifer Freeman and Tina Wendling

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Heart of A Champion: The Life and Legacy of Coach Bill Freeman by Jennifer Freeman with Tina Wendling, Foreword by Lynn Dickey. Bill Freeman was a man that coached High School Football and Track, he owned a bank and farmed 3000 acres in Leroy, Kansas, in his short 81 years. He fought for state championship titles, students to make higher grades and succeed in life, manage a successful bank, raising corn, hunting arrowheads, quadruple bypass surgery twice, prostate cancer, only to succumb to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. This devastating disease was something he fought as long as his strong body would allow. While looking back at his life his daughter Jennifer stands to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s as well as preserve his legacy. My favorite part of the entire book was the section in Chapter 2 called Other Freemanisms. I think that we can all relate to someone in our life that has his own way of saying things. Bill Freeman’s way of saying things stuck with so many people not just while he was their coach but later into their own lives. If you love football, know someone who coaches, or just curious to know more grab this book on Amazon today! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. I am not a huge historical reader, however I do enjoy history that focuses around WWII so this one seemed a good fit. In 1942 Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau where he is selected to be the tattooist that marks his fellow prisoners upon selection by the SS guards. While imprisoned what Lale witnesses is horrific but in July 1942 he is forced to mark a girl named Gita and falls in love from that day forward for the next 2 1/2 years all he can think of is surviving to save and protect this girl. Stealing extra rations for the weaker prisoners, smuggling gems, and clothing Lale will do whatever it takes to survive. This book is raw based on the memories and truth of a man and a woman that survived the worst kind of people. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Killing Joke by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Killing Joke by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips. This is typical Batman/Joker with female characters only being used as pawns in a game to help thugs gain ground. I only even mention that point because some readers feel objectifying women is a no read for them. Other than that it is filled with cool gadgets, awesome machine works, and muscle cars with writing that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Harley Quinn has a small part in this book, Catgirl is mentioned, along with TwoFace, Riddler, Penguin, and other villains. All in all the book was a great comic book read. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Gown by Jennifer Robson. In 1947 after WWII ended all of London, all of England really pinned their hopes on a Royal Wedding the marriage of Princess Elizabeth. But for a few young women their hopes were upon the gown that would make that day magical. During these trying times men were shady and their motives were even shadier, it isn’t until the granddaughter of one of those dressmakers is grown that the secrets behind that gown, that country, those men, are even brought to late. Robson has a way of making the war seem so far away and yet so close it feels like yesterday. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, 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 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