Legend by Marie Lu

I purchased this book to read with Reading Butterflies Bookclubs on Instagram. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Legend by Marie Lu. What used to be Los Angeles California is now The Republic and the stay in constant war with The Colonies while fighting diseases and poverty unless you are a member of the High Ranking Republic. Day, a boy that struggles to survive while his mother believes he is dead attempts to try to steal the cure for his brother’s illness only to be tracked by June’s brother. When June’s brother, Metias is found dead it is Day the Republic wants hunted down. So June enlists in her brother’s previous patrol and hunts the one criminal every person wants to get their hands on. Only when she finds him new light sheds on the entire system and some hard choices must be made. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with Reading Butterflies Bookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. I need more of these books in my life! It was one of those that you can’t put down until you reach the last page and even when you do you feel like wait no I need more! Rachel Child’s has only ever wanted one thing, to find her father. Her mother held that secret over her head all of her life like a carrot on a string. Be a good girl graduate, be a good girl go to college etc. Then one day an accident and Rachel’s mom takes the identity of her father to the grave with her. No one knows anything about Rachel’s father. She hires a private detective, she finds her mother’s ob/gyn, she finds her mother’s old friends but no answers. She goes on to have a successful career and marries a very ambitious man, but after a few trips to Haiti she suffers a mental breakdown like no other and her world begins to spin out of control until someone from her past comes into her life and shakes her back to reality. Rachel then has to learn to battle with herself not only to survive but to protect everything she knows to be true from becoming a lie. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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

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

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Archenemies by Marissa Meyer. I enjoyed the second book more than the first although I caught myself drifting about half way through it because the action began to slack, but it picks right back up and the suspense builds back up at the end. Meyer just has a way of pulling you in for that cliffhanger ending which leaves you needing to read the next one. Unfortunately we must wait until November for the final book of this series. Nova continues her battle of good vs. evil while continuing to dawn her Renegade uniform everyday and reporting for superhero duty hiding the biggest secret of her life. Adrian continues to hide his Sentinel powers from his Dad and friends and most of all Nova. Both trying to hide from one another but still drawn into romantic feelings neither can sort. Oh the world of love in superheroes and supervillians must be so complicated. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. Actually I purchased this book because I wanted to read Archenemies, so not to irritate Paige or Craig by reading books out of order I had to read this one before reading the second one. Which I am famous for doing because I buy a lot of books because I like the cover. 🀣🀣🀣 All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Renegades by Marissa Meyer. I am a superhero fan, well not superhero fan but a supervillian fan. However, they are like the chicken and the egg, you can’t have one without the other. This book was right up my alley with a girl that has superhero powers but is anonymous enough she can fool both the villains and the superheroes to make them all believe she is one of them. Truthfully though, Nova has her own motives and her own reasons for hating superheroes. A deep family hatred that is rooted in her past. Her quest for vengeance makes her question does she have what it takes to continue down the path she is on. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com