Butterfly Blood

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 25 Sep 2018

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Rating 4/5

This was the second book in The Metamorphosis series so I had expectations. The second book must always be better than its predecessor and this did not disappoint! The danger Bethany and Jeremiah were in - you could feel their terror and fear! I felt like I was running for my own life! The parallel story lines were jam-packed with so much action and movement that I couldn't put it down! I cannot wait for the next book to see what happens! I kept this spoiler free because I can't mention one thing without it being ruined! You just need to get this and see for yourself :) However, in order to fully understand this novel, you have to read the first otherwise you'll be terribly confused.
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I absolutely loved it. I read it in a couple of hours. Very easy to read, very cute love story. Its wild for sure though and as far as sequels go this was amazing!! 

Even though you kind of get the gist of what happened in the first book, my advice would be to read the first book before reading.Butterfly Blood. 

Rebecca Carpenter is for sure an excellent writer. Im hoping to read more from her.
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Butterfly Blood is the second book in the Metamorphosis trilogy.  Bethany has been experimented on first by her father then by an unscrupulous doctor.  Plus she can't find the love of her life, Jeremiah.. The book ends in a cliffhanger so we have to wait till next year to read the last book in this trilogy..
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This is the second book in the Metamorphosis series. I would highly recommend reading the first, Butterfly Bones, before reading Butterfly Blood. You get the gist of what occurred in the first book, but I think it's really necessary to read it in order to fully comprehend the timeline of the Butterfly Bones.

Our MC, Bethany was born with osteogenesis imperfecta. In layman terms, she was born with a genetic condition that causes bones to be very brittle and break easily. Her scientist father apparently experimented on her. In doing so, he imbued her with butterfly DNA. Completely cured of her disease, she is now on her way to Florida to stay with an aunt that she has never met. Why? Because her father died in a house fire. One that she started. 

She must keep the secret of her blood away from those who would exploit it. When she suddenly gets ill and is diagnosed with a parasite, that may not be as easy as expected. 
Those around her may not be trustworthy. Who can she trust and has her entire life been a lie?

This is most definitely a young adult novel. Bethany is sixteen and morose because she didn't tell her first kiss that she loved him. He's the "love of her life" and she'll do anything to get back to him. Ah, young love. I'm way too cynical for that type of romance, but I can see how teens would love this book. That and her cuss word is "Shizz". "Holy shizzamoly". "Holy shizzlesticks". "Shizz almighty." "Oh Shizz". Thirty-eight versions of this...I shizz you not. 

The monsters and demons mentioned are metaphorical. I've been reading way too much horror apparently because I disappointed that we weren't talking about real monsters and demons. Instead, they are of the human and mental variety. Still very real and imposing. 

I did enjoy the storyline and especially the interaction between Bethany and her aunt.  Butterfly Blood is done in a very easy to read manner. I finished it in just a couple of hours. While I wasn't on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next, it was adventurous enough to keep my interest. It obviously contains very little actual cursing, the romance is very sweet, and it's got enough paranormal in it to make it unique. I think it'd be a fun read to recommend to your teens.

Unless you are too chicken shizz.
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It's a very unique and different story. I would recommend reading the first book in the series first though.
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