Tuesday, June 4, 2013

*Blog Tour* The Butterfly Migration by Mia Castile - Review & Guest Post!

Hi dear readers! Today I'm reviewing the third and recently released installment of The Butterfly Chronicles series by Mia Castile. Not only that, but I have a little guest post feature by Mia herself!
So, let's get right to it, shall we?

*SPOILER WARNING* This book synopsis will have spoilers from prior books of the series. Read at your own risk! (But check out my review for book 1 and 2 HERE)

REVIEW: The Butterfly Migration (The Butterfly Chronicles #3) by Mia Castile
Published On: May 21st, 2013 by Entwined Publishing

*DISCLOSURE: ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review

Butterfly Kisses (The Butterfly Chronicles #2)
by Mia Castile
Publication Date: May 21st, 2013 by Entwined Publishing

The worst day of Lacey Baxter’s life was the day her parents announced their divorce and her boyfriend Chase Livingston went into a coma. Scratch that. The worst day of her life was two months later, when he woke up and didn’t recognize her. Now, as he pushes her away, she clings to the hope that each day will be the day he remembers how much they love each other. Turning to her new BFF Byron and his circle of friends, she does whatever she can to cope with the changes. She just wants to be numb and forget about everything.

The headaches, the panic attacks, the pressure to be this perfect boyfriend are incredibly hard for Chase to bear. He doesn’t love Lacey, or at least he doesn’t think he does. Still, he doesn’t understand this strong attraction to her, or the jealousy he feels over every guy that talks to her. Losing two years of his memory means strangers think they know him and he’s not sure where he fits in. Will his memories come back over time or all at once? Should he even wish for them?

Finding each other again could be harder than either of them thought, especially when everyone knows their business and has an opinion about it.

**This is a Mature YA Series, containing subjects concerning addictions and sexual content.**

The Verdict:

Picking up after the utterly devastating events of Butterfly Kisses, The Butterfly Migration once again put me through emotional turmoil. The slate has, essentially, been wiped clean for Chase as though the events of the past two books never occurred. Lacey and Chase have lost the love of their lives due to a freak accident, and they must decide whether or not their love can be salvaged and whether it is worth the fight in the end.

Told in a dual POV alternating between Chase and Lacey, this book allowed greater insights and depth into these two characters I have gotten to know over the series. Perhaps the first two installments of the series should have prepared me for the emotional wallop that Mia Castile puts into her books. Perhaps they did, but nevertheless, I found my heart ripped apart, put back in and then tugged around. These two characters that I have grown to know and care for are put through the ringer in this book and I went right along with them.

Please know that this is NOT the last book of the series! I mistakenly thought this was a trilogy! There will be a novella featuring Lana and then one more final fourth book next spring!


About the Author: 

Mia Castile grew up in a small suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. She still lives near her childhood home with her husband and two children. She was passionate about writing long before she was passionate about reading, but has learned the two go hand in hand.

And now, let me hand it over to Mia for her TOP 5 LISTS!!

Top 5 favorite scenes of The Butterfly Chronicles *SO FAR*:

5. The first kiss. (Becoming a Butterfly)

4. Homecoming. (Butterfly Kisses)

3. Eaglecreek meeting in The Butterfly Migration.

2. Chase and Lacey’s visit to the nurse’s office. (Becoming a Butterfly) 

1. The Cabin scene. (Butterfly Kisses)

Top 5 favorite songs from The Butterfly Chronicles playlists (This includes each book’s playlist): 
5. Invisible by Skylar Grey

4. Fire by Jesse Thomas

3. Life In the Pain by SafetySuit

2. Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute

1. Roll Up by The Ready Set featuring Mod Sun

Top 5 favorite Lines from The Butterfly Migration:

5. “Lifetime movies: 1 Lacey: 0” -Lacey

4. “’You’re the last person who can say what or who she deserves.’ I say surprisingly calm. His eyes flash wide before they narrow, and he leans forward.

‘Actually, that position has recently been filled by you.’” –A conversation between Chase and Byron

3. “’I love your hands,’ Lacey says, as I drive down some random country road one Saturday evening.” -Chase

2. “I have a dream in which everything happens in reverse.” -Chase

1. “That smile is my sunshine on a cold winter day.” -Lacey

Top 5 things you should know about me:

5. I love peanut butter and chocolate.

4. My family is my world.

3. Honesty is very important to me.

2. I only fell in love with reading recently, and it’s OK with me.

1. My favorite way to listen to music is with the windows down in my car and the wind blowing all around me.

Where to purchase & learn more:

Becoming a Butterfly
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Add on Goodreads

Butterfly Kisses
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Add on Goodreads

The Butterfly Migration

Mia's Website | Mia's Goodreads

all the best, dear readers!


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