Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Wrap Up 2013

This is the list of books I read in April. Read such amazing books this month.

1. Becoming A Butterfly by Mia Castile
2. Butterfly Kisses by Mia Castile
3. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry (reread)
4. Dare To You by Katie McGarry
5.  The Woman Who Rides Like A Man by Tamora Pierce
6. Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce
7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
8. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

I loved all of these awesome books. Check them out!!!!

Not sure what I'm reading in May.

Happy Reading, Ashley

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Butterfly Kisses by Mia Castile

Butterfly Kisses by Mia CastileCastile
Released: October 2012
Publisher: Entwined Publishing
Series: The Butterfly Chronicles, Book Two
Source: Entwined PublishingPublishing, e-book

*warning the following blurb and review may contain spoilers if you have not read Becoming A Butterfly.*

 "Everything changed for the Baxter sisters last spring. Lacey blew it with Henry her lifelong crush, only to discover a blooming relationship with her best friend, Chase. While he picked her up and put her back together, they grew closer over the summer. Now that school has started, he’s found popularity thanks to his band Cate’s Ashes, and he’s hiding secret phone calls and text messages. Plus, did his ex-girlfriend just appear out of the blue at his show? Forcing Lacey to wonder if he’s over the feelings he pronounced for her at the beginning of summer. Add to the tension, a realization and secret of her own to keep about her worse enemy. Lacey vows to be the bigger person and keep Byron’s revelation, but what will it cost?

Meanwhile, as Lana tries to find herself again after her suicide attempt, she’s befriended by the school’s resident bad girl, Britt, and new chicano boy, Tomas, in the same week. Britt offers unconditional acceptance that Lana didn’t realize she craved, while Tomas brings out the best in her, and makes her feel alive again. Britt is dangerous and daring, while Tomas exudes security and safety. Vices come easily when you are already addicted to something you crave, and Lana muddles through figuring out who she wants to be.

With their parents constantly arguing, and their dad moving into the guest bedroom, the pressure on the girls may explode destroying them all. Is there a place for happiness when their world is crumbling around them?"
-Information from Goodreads.com

My Thoughts:
Given for an honest review from Entwined Publishing.

Following becoming a butterfly this is the summer after something happened in the first book.

The Baxter family tries to pick up the shattered pieces of their family. However its not fixable.

This is told from Lacey's point of view and her younger sister Lana. Both girls changed for the better in this installment if the series.

The ending was just stunning. I can't wait to see what becomes of Lacey, Chase, and Lana.

5/5 stars,Happy Reading, Ashley

Becoming A Butterfly by Mia Castile

Becoming A Butterfly by Mia Castile
Released: May 22nd 2012 (first released April 2012)
Publisher: Entwined Publishing
Series: The Butterfly Chronicles, Book One
Page Amount: 275, US Paperback
Source: Enwtined Publishing, e-book

"Sixteen year old Lacey was never the center of attention, unless she was tripping, stammering, or being deposited into a pool by the local popular kids. All she wanted was to fit in, until one night when everything changed.
Jade and Tasha, her two best friends, helped her create an online personality that was everything she wanted to be– and it was only the beginning. In doing so, she attracted the attention of Henry, her lifelong crush and next door neighbor. Unfortunately, it was Farrah, her online personality and not herself, he was interested in. 
She also attracted Chase, the brooding, quiet, anti-social new kid of Brownsburg High School, who easily figured out her secret and blackmailed her. They forged a friendship that was both unique and complicated. 
Lacey must decide if revealing herself to Henry and her entire school as the cool, charming, and funny Farrah is worth possibly losing him forever. She finds herself needing to make an even harder decision than she ever thought possible. When did the lines between truth and lies get so blurred?

Becoming a Butterfly is a story about coming of age and finding yourself when you never knew you were lost.

-Information from Goodreads.com

My Thoughts:
Given for an honest review from Entwined Publishing.

I was in a reading rut. I decided to give Becoming a Butterfly a chance. To my surprise I was hooked into the plot. I felt like I was Lacey. She comes off as an insecure girl who is constantly bullied in school by her peers. I could relate to that part of the story. I understood the appeal of her pretending to be Farrah, she was popular and everyone wanted to be her friend. 

I didn't see all the chaos that was brought into the storyline. Really loved the characters and the storyline. I am very grateful to have been given an opportunity to review this. 

Looking forward to reading more in this series and from Mia.
5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley