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

Golden State by Ben H Winters

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Golden State by Ben H Winters. This dystopian novel will suck you into it’s mystery and action. It is stories inside of stories buildt upon stories of what the truth is known to be. Laszlo Ratesic has lived his life based on truth. Facts that are concrete and absolute. But in two days his world comes crashing down around him and it takes a very wrong turn for him to realize truth is based on perception not buildt on facts. While this book wrapped me in a world unknown I didn’t complete enjoy the twist at the end. It does bring some closure to the book just not in a way I expected. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with #teamrbcraig and #teamrbpaige in January 2019. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young. Eelyn has fought all of her life for her clan. She has been taught to be a warrior and refuses to be anything else. But when as piece of her past finds her on the battlefield and catches her off guard she is taken from what she has always known to be the truth. It isn’t until she becomes truly afraid that she realizes she must be the one to take the risk to change the future only she isn’t so sure she has made any of the right choices lately. An edge of the chair read that will have you finishing the book before you even realize it. All the stars for my first read of the Year! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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Prompt 5~read sky in the deep

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with #ReadingButterfliesDecember2018 All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa. First the cover is beautiful, second this book is action packed, and lastly you can feel the emotions written in the words. I did find it hard to separate which chapter was which characters pov maybe if the chapter heading had been by person it would have flowed better. Yumeko is thrust into the real world on an impossible mission with a man she should not trust. The battles and the people she meet along the way all see her naivety but do not see the true being she is and the secrets she hides. I am looking forward to Book 2 when it releases next year. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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