Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith

I purchased this book from Wal-Mart to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith. Whiskey and Charlie (born William and Charlie) are twins born in England, named after Princes and couldn’t have been closer until those competitive teen years. In younger years they used walkie talkies and spoke to one another in two-way alphabet they were taught by a guy in the American Air Force. When the family moves to Austrailia things begin to get awkward for Charlie, he feels like his twin brother Whiskey is the favored brother better at everything except Golf. As the boys get older the rift grows and grows until one day Charlie recieved a phone call Whiskey was in a horrible accident and is in a coma. For months Charlie struggles to hold his life together, control his anger, and deal with strange family issues that continue to pop up. He attempts to understand what’s going on with Whiskey’s medical care until everything become too complicated. The guilt he feels over the silly fight he’s had with his twin 10 years ago becomes too much for Charlie to bear if Whiskey doesn’t wake up he will never get to make amends. I cried, I laughed, I felt everything Charlie was feeling as it was happening in the book. There was not a moment when I thought that was unrealistic or that was not the appropriate emotional response. The feelings in this book were real. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte. Four Quadrants, Four Queens, all one nation until disaster strikes from somewhere deep. Keralie is absolutely sure she can find the information she needs to help save her Father which may save her family and with her new friend after escaping a criminal mastermind she is positive she can save the Queens. The Queens have their own secrets hidden inside the palace and the surviving Queens and their advisors to the quickly become prime suspects. Someone is responsible for the mess created and Keralie’s future depends on risking everything to get what she needs to save her Father. This one has it all: forbidden romance, betrayal, lies, truth, and family drama all wrapped up in its pages. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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

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