Light Years by Kass Morgan

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Light Years by Kass Morgan. I didn’t fall in love with this book immediately, it took quite a few chapters to really grab my attention and required focus to keep characters straight but when the action started and I was invested in the future of these characters I was hooked. Teenagers from different sectors must learn to navigate inside of a prominent military academy. The 4 main characters are all struggling for very different reasons but must learn to work as a team. Vesper need to prove to her mother she is the best to keep her place in the academy, Cormak needs to lead the life his brother would be proud of, Arran wants to find himself in the mess of his own doubts, Orelia is on a personal mission to save her race no matter what the cost. In order to accomplish any of these goals they must work as a team to survive their first year. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Warlock Holmes A Study in Brimstone by G. S. Denning

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Warlock Holmes A Study in Brimstone by G.S. Denning. Sherlock Holmes is a genius Warlock Holmes is something else………… This book is full of comedic scenes, warlocks, ogres, detectives of Scotland Yard, and one person with deductive reasoning that does almost no good in a world of spirits. If you are a Sherlock fan you will love the twists and turns each of these stories contain. I can not wait to read the next book in the series Warlock Holmes The Hell Hound of Baskervilles. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Life as A teenager is complicated. There’s drama and gossip and sports and fitting in with the right crowd add suspected murder and technology to the mix and the world becomes uncontrollable on its best day. 5 teens end up in detention and a when a car accident happens the teacher is away when a well known student has an allergic reaction that ends his life. 4 teens then struggle with the trauma of losing a friend while fighting off rumors, nosy reporters and suspecting police officers at every turn they take. As if high school isn’t hard enough imagine being a murder suspect before your 18th birthday and everything you do being watched under a microscope. The mystery of this murder lies in rumors unearthed on the internet. Be careful who you think is guilty because just when you think you have it figured out all the other teens involved look just as guilty. Review also posted on Instagram @@borensbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @halflostbutterflyreadalong in July. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert. Meddlesome 13 year old kids who get in over their heads trying to free the town of Roseway of a curse. If Rebekah and her friend, Holly can’t find a way to end the curse of Roseway they might just find themselves locked into the curse themselves. A confusing mystery of witches, demons, and illusions becomes suspenseful leading you right into book 2 of The Threatening Souls Series by Nicole Lambert. My only issue is the kids in this book are so young if maybe they were a few years older it would have been an easier read but the whole time I kept thinking to myself what parent in their right mind would allow that? 16 and 17 years old even 18 these are expected behaviors not young teens. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

June Wrap Up

I am wrapping up June with 24 books read! I am glad to say Thank you summer for giving me my groove back! I struggled for a few months thinking I could get over 20…..maybe it’s the hot weather or more time or the kids are home, I can’t tell you but whatever it is, I will take it! Yay! My list includes Everless by Sara Holland, Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall, The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio, Mom Set Free by Jeannie Cunnion, Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman, The Fates Divided by Veronica Roth, No Ordinary Sue by Hoang Chi Truong, Its Always The Husband by Michele Campbell, The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Liani Taylor, Illuminae, Gemina, and Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, The 3 Everyday Rules of Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill, Boying Up by Mayim Bialik, Lights Camera Cook and The Heat Is On by Charise Mericle Harper, Trapped in Room 217 by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, A Million Junes by Emily Henry, That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones and Legendary by Stephanie Garber. Thank you to all the book clubs I read with: @halflostbutterflyreadalong @saltwaterreads @blackheartreads @purewowbookclub @bookofthemonth @uppercasebookbox @25infive Modern Mrs. Darcy (@annebogel)and all the #buddyreads I pair up with @mycornerforbooksand and @kaylasteirwalt and to @kidlitexchange to make this one awesome month of reading! You can find all of my reviews on Instagram @borensbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Everless by Sara Holland

I purchased this book at Barnes and Noble to read with @halflostbutterflyreadalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Everless by Sara Holland. This book tore me up. In the beginning I was leary and mixed it with other books I was reading because I just couldn’t get caught up in the story but then after Chapter 11 I was hooked. So while this one takes some time to get going it is worth the reading. Traveling to the Kingdom of Sempura onto the Everless Estate where there is a wedding on the horizon of a prince to a princess and they need more servants to prepare for the wedding. Jules chooses to defy her father and goes to work at Everless. But soon she realizes everyone she thought she trusted and every new friend she makes aren’t who they appear to be and everything she thought she knew about herself and her past was all a bit untrue. At the age of 17 when you think you have your life all figured out it begins to unravel quicker than you can put all the pieces together. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Thunderhead by Neal Schusterman

I purchased this book from Amazon after reading Scythe with @halflostbutterflyreadalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thunderhead by Neal Schusterman. After reading Scythe I had to know what happened to Citra and Rowan after the conclave that suggested their futures. And I was not disappointed. These two and their tough breaks will keep you wanting to know more. Only now their are other characters I must know more about on top of needing to know more about them. Even though this book was long there was no lull which impressed me, however………Schusterman is torturing us until 2019 when book 3 will be released. Because of course the end of this one can not be the end. πŸ”₯Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Monster of Selkirk Book 1 The Duality of Nature by C E Clayton

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @halflostbutterflyreadalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Monster of Selkirk Book 1 The Duality of Nature by C E Clayton. This book started out slow for me. The details are so very descriptive and it took a few chapters to really capture me. However, in all honesty if the details were not present you wouldn’t feel the story the way you should. And you need those details to understand how the characters develop. Every detail of every animal and tree in that forest gives the spooky, doomed feeling in order to understand the characters position and the reasons behind the choices they make. The story line is great and you can’t help but root for Tallis and her small group as they progress through the story. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Scythe by Neal Schusterman

I purchased this book to read with @halflostbutterflyreadalong. All opinions are my own. πŸ”₯Scythe by Neal Schusterman. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 In a Utopian Earth where natural death is no longer a threat to humanity there must be a way to control the population. This is the job of the Scythe. But everyone fears them so how are they selected? Rowan and Citra are selected to become apprentice Scythes only to run a gauntlet of tests before actually having to take the final test. Their conscious will be tested, the lives shaken, and their feelings hurt in much more than a training course. As soon as this one ended I wanted more. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com