Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Becoming a Butterfly by Mia Castile Blog Tour Stop

16 year old Lacey was never the center of attention, unless she was tripping, stammering, or being deposited into a pool by the local popular kids. All she wanted was to fit in, until one night when everything changed. 
Jade and Tasha, her two best friends, helped her create an online personality that was everything she wanted to be - and it was only the beginning. In doing so she attracted the attention of Henry, her lifelong crush and next door neighbor. Unfortunately it was Farrah, her online personality and not herself, he was interested in. 
She also attracted Chase the brooding, quiet, anti-social new kid of Brownsburg High School, who easily figured out her secret and blackmailed her. They forged a friendship that was both unique and complicated. 
Lacey must decide if revealing herself to Henry and her entire school as the cool, charming, and funny Farrah is worth possibly losing him forever, and she finds herself needing to make an even harder decision than she ever thought possible. When did the lines between truth and lies get so blurred?

Becoming a Butterfly is a story about coming of age and finding yourself when you never knew you were lost.


My Review
Mia has done it AGAIN! There are a few authors I love because they tell a story that needs to be told and they are not afraid to say what needs to be said and Mia is one of them. I had the privilege of receiving the ARC of Becoming a Butterfly this weekend and I read it in six hours because I could not put it down. Man oh man Mia had me hooked from the first sentence. "Splash! The water engulfs me as, humiliated, I sink heavily to the bottom of the pool. By sinking, I hope to avoid the fate awaiting me at the surface of the water where my wig floats."

This story is about love, lies and secrets. See some lies can lead you down a road where you don't want to go and at the end of the road you have to make decisions that will make you or break you. Love is funny because you think you are in love with someone only to find out that maybe your just infatuated with them. Secrets they are the worst. Some secrets should never be kept especially if someone is hurting themselves.

Lacey is your average teen who has loves, lies, and secrets. She must come face to face with her biggest fear and when she does she will have to decide what to do. She can either chose road A or road B either way she has some tough decisions to make. With her best friends and a new friend Lacey will face some things and learn what it means to become a butterfly. Once she spreads her wings she will fly and when she lands she will have to pick up the pieces.

BAB's Trailer

This is a must read book for all teens and anyone who loves a great book about overcoming the odds. I was listening to some music while writing this review and the song Invisible by Skylar Grey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVVrT_... wraps this book up best!

Mia thank you for your honesty and openness to write such a gripping story. 

Here is the song Invisible by Skylar Grey

Today I am jumping up and down because The Band Cates Ashes is in the house! *jumping and squealing* (don't tell anyone but I have a HUGE HUGE crush on Chase)

Thank you guys for stopping by and telling us a little bit about your band and of course who you guys are and what instruments you play. 

How did you guys come up with the name CATES ASHES?
Well CATES ASHES is is the first initials of our name and where we live.

So who plays what in the band?
Chase is the lead singer and plays guitar and writes some of the songs
Thax plays Piano
AJ plays Base
Stain plays Guitar
Evan plays the Drums

Guys tell me what song is your favorite from the album
Chase: Laced With Lies (He wrote this song)
She thinks She’s invisible When she hides Behind her makeup She doesn’t know That I see her.

When she disappears In the crowd. But that’s The way she likes it, Though she’ll never admit it. That’s the reason she hides, Behind eyes laced with lies. She thinks My heart is stone And my words Are made of rubber. She doesn’t know Her words burn through me, Leaving me severed. But that’s what She won’t understand; All she knows Is how to pretend.

Now everyone can see Her eyes laced with lies. She thinks She needs it, So someone can love her She’ll never understand That I could always see her I wonder If she’ll ever realize How beautiful She is to me. And that’s the reason I hide behind My eyes laced with lies.

Thax and Stain: I Rock Hard (They co-wrote that song)

Evan: Loves all upbeat songs. No downer songs coming from me.

AJ: I don't have a favorite yet but Laced With Lies is wearing on me.

Where do you guys see yourselves in five years?
We will be on the road making lot's of money and touring and doing what we love and that is playing music and sharing our passion with everyone!

Thank you guys for coming out and sharing yourselves with us ladies who love you. We look forward to hearing more music from you guys real soon.

Since I love this group so much and they had so much fun on here Chase, Stain, and AJ are giving away a guitar pick and Evan is giving away a set of drum sticks. We are also giving away two e-copies of BAB and as a special gift from the band they are giving away two leather bracelets with the bands name on it and some AWESOME swag. All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter and sit back and wait to see if you won!
You can find Mia at the following places:

Follow along the blog tour to get some great info and prizes at every stop:
May 20th @ The Reading Nook http://thereadingnook123.blogspot.com/
May 21st @ Colorimetry http://burgandyice.blogspot.com/
May 22nd @ A Diary of a Book Addict http://adiaryofabookaddict.blogspot.com/
May 23rd @ Chapter by Chapter http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/
May 24th @ Alluring Reads http://www.alluringreads.com/
May 25th @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf http://melissaseclecticbookshelf.blogspot.com/
May 27th @ Forget the Housework, I’m Reading http://forgetthehouseworkimreading.blogspot.com/
May 28th @ Lady Reader’s Bookstuff http://ladysbookstuff.blogspot.com/


Unknown said...

Thanks for having the guys! They told me they had fun sitting down with you. :)

Mandy IReadIndie said...

loved who you picked as Chase!! He is too cute!

beneaththecover said...

Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway :)

My favorite song is Titanium by Si and David Getta

Tee said...

Thanks guys I really had fun hosting the guys. I love Chase and the gang they brightened my day.

Uniquely Moi Books said...

Great interview! Loved your review too!

april_hunter24 said...

Thanks for the giveaway my favourite song right now is teen idle by marina and the diamonds !

Emma said...

Great interview.Thanks for the giveaway.My favorite song is Doing something right Billy currington.