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

Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Kaz Brekker is offered money of a lifetime to pull off an impossible heist, but with the right crew from the depths of dark society he could pull it off or die trying. Six of the most dangerous people in Ketterdam head to the Ice Castle each praying to come out alive. Everytime I went to set this book down I had to pick it back up because I had to know what happens next……now onto Crooked Kingdom because it couldn’t just end yet……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

Looker by Laura Sims

I checked out this book from the local library because @whatmeganreads said she loved it. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Looker by Laura Sims. Looker is a debut novel and what a way to knock it out of the park! An unnamed protagonist is obsessed and jealous of her neighbor the actress. She struggles with how life can be so great for the neighbor and so crappy for her. It is an escalating obsession that consumes every part of her life until it’s too late to undo the damage she created for herself. This book will perk your curiosity from page one because you will tell yourself surely no one can be this crazy…….Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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

Save The Date by Morgan Matson

I received this book in my @uppercasebookbox in June. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Save The Date by Morgan Matson. Charlie’s senior year of high school has her making decisions for her future for college, but her parents decide to sell their family home and her sister is planning her wedding. Heading into the wedding weekend chaos is in the air. Her brother Mike hasn’t been home in over a year, she has a crush on his best friend Jessie, and just when things couldn’t get anymore complicated her mom’s famous comic strip is ending too. *spoiler alert* As a family of 7 (8 including the new groom) embark on wedding weekend every detail seems to shuffle the family into slight messes. The home alarm system keeps sounding, the wrong band, a dog, the wedding planner goes MIA, a cake debacle, the wrong suit from the cleaners, and much, much more to make for the perfect wedding day. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser. Returning to Harlem with these crazy kids is wonderful. This time they are sneaking around to a vacant lot next to the church to plant a secret garden for their neighbors who’s had an incident. Sad thing, creating a garden with no money and no skills is nearly impossible and they are racing against the clock and real estate developer who wants to build a condo right on that very spot. The adventures these kids go on continue to amaze me. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth in my July box. The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Jaime grew up in an abusive household with a family of criminals. But at some pint luck has to change right? She dreams of a life outside of her small town and sets her sights on playing the odds in her favor. Blind River is not A place she wants to live the rest of her life and she risks it all to have a life somewhere in the South where it’s warm. The amazing twists in this one keeps the pages turning quickly. 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