Sunday, 15 May 2016

The Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Fall of Butterflies
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Willa Parker, 646th and least popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life.

Did she choose this new life? No, because that would be too easy—and nothing in Willa’s life is easy. It’s her famous genius mother’s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and it’s only the strength of her name that got Willa accepted in the first place.

But Willa has no intentions of fitting in at Pembroke. She’s not staying long, she decides. Not at this school—and not on this planet. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world—a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit.

When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel her spinning right out of her grasp.

In Willa’s secret heart, all she’s ever wanted is to belong. But if Remy, the girl who gave her this world, is slip-sliding away, is Willa meant to follow her down?

Andrea Portes’s incandescent, heartfelt novel explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place—a person—with wings.


The Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


The Fall of Butterflies “It’s a bathtub. A haunted bathtub.”




This was a YA contemporary story, about a girl at boarding school and illegal drugs.

Willa was an okay character, although she was maybe a bit of a follower. The way she kept going on about her haunted bathtub was quite annoying though.

The storyline in this was about Willa going to a new school, freaking out over her haunted bathroom (which she wouldn’t shut up about), and then finding a new friend called Remy, and starting to take illegal drugs.

“She places one pink pill precisely on each of our tongues. Gulp.”




The pace in this was pretty slow though, and other than the haunted bathroom and the ecstasy, not a lot happened, and I lost interest. By the time I got to the end I was just pleased that it was over.



6 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Aw, sad that this one wasn’t too great. I really liked her other book, ANATOMY OF A MISFIT. Oh well. Great review!!

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