Butterfly Bones – book review

I started reading a different book last night. I’m about 30 pages in and not sure yet if I’m going to bother finishing it.

So on my lazy Sunday, I started reading Butterfly Bones  by Rebecca Carpenter instead.


I won a free copy of this ebook thanks to a Twitter giveaway from the publisher, Lakewater Press.

It’s quite different from what I typically read, primarily being categorized as young-adult contemporary, but with a bit of science fiction thrown in. It starts out feeling like a coming of age type story about a teenage girl who overcame a rare bone disorder and is now being bullied in high school. It’s very heart wrenching to read about the protagonist’s trials, but being a sci-fi/fantasy geek, I really got into it the weirder it got. The story transforms into science fiction when you learn that her scientist dad has been injecting her with some serum from butterflies that will lead to her being encased in a chrysalis.  So it starts ordinary but turns bizarre. It was so intriguing that I couldn’t stop reading. I finished the entire book in one afternoon.

Time to add book 2, Butterfly Blood, to my to-read list!


One thought on “Butterfly Bones – book review

  1. Lyn says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Butterfly Bones, Tracy 🙂 I read it after reading Rebecca’s other book, The Total Deconstruction of Chloe Wilson That was very, very different–no science fiction or fantasy about that one; just raw, honest and painful truth.


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