Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Review: Breaking Butterflies by M Anjelais
The closest he will ever come to happiness is when he's hurting her. Will she let him? A beautiful and twisted story of first love and innocence lost--written when the author was just eighteen.
Sphinxie and Cadence. Promised to each other in childhood. Drawn together again as teens. Sphinxie is sweet, compassionate, and plain. Cadence is brilliant, charismatic. Damaged. And diseased. When they were kids, he scarred her with a knife. Now, as his illness progresses, he becomes increasingly demanding. She wants to be loyal--but fears for her life. Only the ultimate sacrifice will give this love an ending
I'm not sure I have the words for this one
It's like watching a car accident happen in front of your eyes. You want to look away but can't because you need to know what happens next.
Hands down the creepiest most intense relationship I've ever read about in a YA novel and one that will stay with you for a long time after you finish it. I found myself oddly compelled to want to know more but wanted the ability to go in and pick up Sphinx and take her far away from this terrifying boy.
The role of the mothers was also a really interesting one in that it makes you think had their actions had been different would their children have been different in the way they lived out their lives.
All in all a really really creepy read which will make you think for a long time to come.