So the loveeeeelly guys at Electric Monkey have sent me a proof copy of Lisa Heathfield’s next novel; Paper Butterflies, which has a release date of 30th June.
Now this book, before I say anything it was a fantastic, emotional roller-coaster of a read. The story follows June who is being abused at home by her stepmother and stepsister, but finds solace in a boy called Blister. Her father, does not know of the abuse so therefore Blister becomes the only person June can talk to about her situation.
Lisa grabs you instantly in the first page. She is just such a fantastic author who manages to captivate you, pull you in and keep you hooked until the very last page. Told in “Before” and “After”, she instantly makes you want to read on to find out what has happened to June for her to be talking about what her family have done to her. Which made me feel so angry and upset that I couldn’t do anything for June.
I don’t normally cry at books, like I’m a stone cold non-cry-ey person but Paper Butterflies? Oh my god did I cry buckets at. Seriously, I was crying gross alien tears. I loved this book. It deals with such a delicate storyline, domestic abuse. It’s terrifying, thrilling, and just breath-taking.
There are so many twists and turns that you just do not see coming, many of them coming from June’s stepmother.
It literally makes you think about what goes on behind closed doors. I mean how much do we really know?
But what made my heart stop and break and shatter was during the After segments. I knew from the minute I began reading them that something terrible has happened. I was dreading and at the same time weirdly looking forwards to what would happen next.
I needed to know.
And that is why I am not going to go into any more detail about this emotional and thrilling read. You need to pick this up, because once you do you’ll never ever forget June’s story. You’ll never forget her.
You’ll never want to forget June.
Please, pre-order this book. Push it up to the top of your To-Buy lists. Please, I implore you.
Lisa’s writing, once read just makes you stop and think. It breaks your heart, tears you up. But makes you think. And it takes a phenomenal author to make you think post-reading.
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Also, check out her debut, ‘Seed’, here- Amazon