Butterfly Kisses (Butterfly Chronicles #2)
Published By: Entwined Publishing
Publication Date: October 2012
Genre: YA - Contemporary Romance
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?
5 OF 5 BUTTERFLY KISSES
******* PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW FROM THE FIRST BOOK BECOMING A BUTTERFLY. PLEASE READ WITH CAUTION! *******
Butterfly Kisses is the most amazing sequel I have read. I get scared sometimes that I won't like a sequel as much as I liked the first book but dare I say it I LOVE MIA!!!!!!!!! What she has written in the sequel will knock your socks right off your feet. In Becoming a Butterfly we meet Lacey, Chase, Lana, Tomas, Byron, and Henry. This group of teens is going through a lot for the age of 16 but things in life are always complicated. Lacey has deceived Henry and embarrassed him by acting like she was another girl just so he would pay attention to her. Chase is still dealing with his move from another town and struggling with his feelings for Lacey. Lana is being bullied by her ex best friend and her ex boyfriend.Tomas has just moved from another city and knows no one until he meets the mysterious Lana. Byron hates Lacey for some reason and he and his sister bully her everyday.
What this group does not realize is that sometimes you have crawl before you walk and life will throw you things that are very unexpected and when it does you will find friendship in the unlikeliest places. The summer is over and everyone is reeling from something that happened to them that they did not expect. Lacey and Chase are closer than ever but Lacey will have to make a choice on whether or not she will be with Chase or continue her crazy pursuit of Henry who has made it clear that he hates her and never ever wants to see her or talk to her again. She made a fool of him and his feelings and he did not take that very well.
Lana has found Tomas and the two of them are closer than ever. They talk about everything and share time together just getting to know one another. Tomas understands Lana but when Tomas brings her home to meet the parents his father is against the relationship and forbids it. As the story goes on you find out why the father is against it but Tomas will make his own decisions and what he does will shock you and make you so proud of him.
Byron and Henry are still best friends but this summer really took it's toll out on everyone. Once the cat was out of the bag that Henry was really dating Lacey instead of Farrah his life has been one big jumbled mess. Henry keeps going from girl to girl and breaking hearts because his heart was broken. Byron is always there to pick up the pieces and take care of Henry. What are best friends for right? Well these two will have a rocky patch in Butterfly Kisses and what happens will totally shock you and having say HOLY HADES I never saw that coming!
Butterfly Kisses has so many twists and turns it will have you on the edge of seat screaming for more. When it ended and yes it ended with a cliff hanger Mia is so lucky I love her because I was ready to throw my computer out the window! You will see who Lacey decides she wants to be with. You will see what happens to Lana and who keeps bullying her and why. You will find out more about Tomas and who he has feelings for. You will find out that one of the characters is gay and who he has feelings for. And last but not least one of the characters will get hurt and stay in a coma for a while and when they wake up they will not recognize anyone not even the person they used to love. Mia please write Butterfly Migration FAST like PRONTO because I need it along with my box of tissues!
This is a story about a girl, named Mia. She grew up in suburb of medium sized city. There were cold winters, and hot sticky summers. Mia’s favorite seasons were spring and fall. She enjoyed the mild seasons, but also loved the vibrant colors each possessed.
Mia loved music. She didn’t just love it, she sat on the floor in front of her Casio stereo for hours at a time, recording songs off the radio. Then she would cue them up and make sure she only got the music as she recorded them on a second tape, without the DJ’s voices on them, just the music. Then she would listen to those songs absorbing the words as she sat in her room and wrote her poetry.
She wrote her first Poem when she was thirteen. It was called Sands of Time. When she was sixteen and again when she was eighteen she won two state competitions for her poetry. Her Poetry was stories of roses, starry nights, love, loss, and the scars left behind. She found recourse in those private moments filling notebooks of her writings. As she grew so did her inspirations, and whenever it hit her the rest of the world melted away until her verses were written, alive in the world.
Even today as Mia writes mostly YA fiction, poetry still holds a special place in her heart. Her love for all things words propels her forward in her pursuit of the next great story.
Mia Castile’s Website- http://miacastile.com/
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Butterfly Kisses Trailer- http://youtu.be/kR3knInFWqI
INTERVIEW WITH MIA
Today we have a special guest on A diary Of A Book Addict. Today it is with humble honor I have Mia Castile author of The Ocean, The Generations Saga, The Butterfly Chronicles, Analogy of My Heart, Something More, and Gods of Detroit. Mia is a very talented writer that captures you right from the beginning and holding you to the end. I have had the pleasure of reading Butterfly Kisses and to say that I loved the book is a complete understatement. I love the fact that Mia is not afraid to write about issues that people shy away. Bullying is such a hot topic right now and I am so proud that Mia has decided to write a series that has bullying in it and sexual identification issues.
How did you come up with the idea to write The Butterfly Chronicles?
It started with Becoming a Butterfly. I wanted to write a story about an awkward girl and her alter ego who finds herself in embarrassing humorous situations.
In Becoming a Butterfly we meet Lacey and Chase. Both of them come from a broken background and both have trust issues what made Chase decide to trust Lacey?
Chase sees in Lacey who she is, and how brave she is. Coming off of a broken heart before they met, she wasn’t what he usually went for, which drew him to her even more.
Why is Henry so mean to Lacey?
Henry is hurt and embarrassed by everything that happened, and he lashes out at Lacey.
What made Byron trust Lacey?
Byron sort of had to trust her, because she figured out his secret. Once he saw that she kept her word, his opinion of her completely changed.
Why did Byron and his sister bully Lacey at every chance they got?
Jealousy mainly, it just proves that everyone has insecurities.
Why is Lacey so quiet and reserved?
Lacey was put on the spot so often that she holds back out of fear of rejection.
If there is one message you could give a bully what would it be?
I wish bullies would think about their actions. How would you feel if someone treated you that way, maybe someone does. That doesn’t make it right. Putting someone down shouldn’t prove who you are. You define yourself. It’s time to be the bigger person.
If there is one message you could give the bullied person what would it be?
I would tell a bullied person that you are stronger than you think. Don’t let anyone value your worth; you are beautiful, amazing, unique, original and wonderful. If you think no one cares, you are wrong. You are not alone.
How many books are there going to be in this series?
I’m currently writing The Butterfly Migration, and I am planning the fourth novel. I think we will see the gang graduate. After that I’m not really sure. We’ll have to see, as long as there’s a story to tell I will tell it.
Who is your favorite character from this series and why?
Gosh, I love them all. They all have redeeming qualities, but Lacey and Chase have such a place in my heart. I want them to succeed.
Mia thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and sharing your story with us. I just love you to pieces! Tee, thank you so much for having me here on your blog and all of your support. You don’t know what it means to have your support.
HERE IS A SPECIAL TREAT FOR YOU GUYS. HERE IS THE MAIN CHARACTERS WITH THEIR STATS. ENJOY!
Name: Henry Evans
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Blond
Extracurricular Activities: Skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, employed at The Video Shop
Dating Status: Single
Tell us one secret about you we have not read about: My uncle taught me to drive. My dad was away on business, and my mom was a nervous wreck. It worked out, and gave me some bonding time with him.
Name: Byron Ellis
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blond
Extracurricular Activities: Skateboarding, Snowboarding, employed at The Video Shop
Dating Status: It’s complicated
Tell us one secret about you we have not read about: I pick out my sister’s outfits most days. I have better taste than she does.
Name: Tomas Gonzales
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Extracurricular Activities: Baseball
Dating Status: Dating Lana
Tell us one secret about you we have not read about: I’m a comic book junky. Not many people have seen my collection hidden in my room.
Name: Chase Livingston
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Extracurricular Activities: Lead singer and guitarist of Cate’s Ashes, Works at Dooley’s Auto Shop
Dating Status: It’s complicated
Tell us one secret about you we have not read about: Most of my songs are written at once, and when I’m in a writing rampage, All I will eat is Moose Tracks Ice cream. My freezer is stocked for any sudden bursts of inspiration.