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Review: Butterfly Blood by Rebecca Carpenter

July 31, 2018

About the Book


“How many of my sins will have to be paid for in blood?”

Sixteen-year-old Bethany Keatley finally has the healthy body and looks she’s always desired. But the price she’s had to pay has left her traumatized. 

The only thing making her battle on is the memory of that kiss with Jeremiah.

Now miles from him and living in Florida with an aunt she’s never met, shocking revelations about her parents are too much to bear. After collapsing from exhaustion and shock, Bethany wakes in a hospital bed awaiting test results—results that might lead to the discovery of her unusual butterfly blood. 

But that’s the least of Bethany’s concerns when the doctor informs her she’s infected with a parasite and without immediate treatment she’ll die.

Too young to refuse and too weak to fight back, Bethany’s life once again hangs in the balance. Yet her scientific knowledge and suspicious nature lead her to unravel a horrifying web of lies. 

Will nature intervene again, demanding another payment? 

In this stunning sequel to the award-winning BUTTERFLY BONES, Rebecca Carpenter raises the stakes and offers up an intense and heartbreaking ride that will leave you shocked to the core.

My Thoughts

Bethany’s recovery is only just beginning with her move to her Aunt’s home in Florida. This time we also journey with Jeremiah, who is undergoing his own transformation. Still, their love for each other keeps them fighting – against all the odds.

Medicine and the medical profession are not Bethany’s friends… But it may be the only way she can stay alive.

Another fabulous story from Rebecca Carpenter. The twists and turns in this sequel took me by surprise and kept me guessing until the end. The dual POV kept me hooked, and I wanted – no – needed to keep reading. Just when Bethany thinks her life is changing for the better, her body betrays her again. And not just her body this time, the people around her too.

But her butterflies are watching.

Jeremiah is going through his own version of hell. His body and his mind are fighting for control, and its a battle he may not win.

And those pesky butterflies keep watching him…

I thoroughly enjoyed this book two, and raced through reading it. Rebecca has built a fascinating world and engaging protagonists. New secondary characters had me guessing as to their motivations. I’m looking forward to the next installment.


You can read my review on book one here


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