Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
Series: Girl on Fire / Ultrahumans #1
Title: The Butterfly Code
Author: Sue Wyshynski
Publisher: Whitman Books
Published: October 13th, 2015
I really think the less you know about this story the better you’ll appreciate it, so I’m going to try revealing anything about what actually happens in it. I actually read this book before it was released but, for some reason I don’t know, I seem to have forgotten to post my review for it. I’m about to rectify that now and the fact that I can still remember so clearly what happened in it is definitely something in its favour – though I have re-read it to check my memory.
It is a somewhat unique mix of science fiction, mystery and romance though I initially thought it was going to be more like a paranormal (something like a scifi version of Twilight ). It starts slowly but definitely speeds up and it is a fun, enjoyable read. I particularly liked how the author slowly reveals secrets and aspects to the characters, developing the image of them and their actions as the story progresses. It is the first book in a series, so not everything is resolved at the end of this book but it definitely left me intrigued to know what will happen in future stories in this series.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it (and re-read it)!
My friends say Hunter’s dangerous.
They say he’s a threat to everyone in town.
But I’m not so sure.
As he stands before me in this crowded club with the lights shining around us,
I catch something good under Hunter’s dark facade. Something decent and profound.
I don’t know who or what to believe.
But I will find out the truth.
Aeris Thorne is expecting a quiet vacation in the remote town of Deep Cove. But on a stormy night, she meets the alluring and mysterious Hunter Cayman, and her life takes an exhilarating turn. Aeris is both drawn to him and determined to find out what he’s hiding in his lab on the promontory. What Aeris doesn’t know is that Hunter’s tormented by a secret: the truth behind his research. As he and Aeris are drawn together, the walls he’s built to protect himself threaten to crumble. When Aeris’s life is threatened, Hunter is forced to make an impossible decision about her future━one that could change everything.
Wyshynski ratchets you up inch-by-inch, slowly, slowly━until you tip over the edge and race down the other side on a journey that will rattle you to the finish.