I started reading this book last week when we left to go on vacation. I knew we would be in the car for quite some time – 8 hours to be exact – so I made sure to charge up my Kindle so I could read. This book was so good that I couldn’t put it down!
In fact… I was supposed to be the trip navigator, and since I was glued to the book instead of navigating, my husband may have had to drive an extra 20 minutes out of his way because I forgot to tell him where to turn.
Anyway, on to my review of Broken Butterflies by Shadow Stephens.
Ilisha Morrison should have died the day she boarded the bullet train to Colorado. As her train collided with another, a handsome stranger saved her life, but put her in more danger than she ever imagined possible. Caught in a warring world of angels, demons, and a vengeful Death Maker who wants to destroy her, Ilisha discovers her true identity and that not everything is as it seems. Betrayal, heartache and two angels competing for her love forces Ilisha to make the hardest decision of her life.
The use of imperfect butterflies as fallen angels was creative genius!
I have to admit that I might never look at butterflies the same. Or, that they will always remind me of this book. In Broken Butterflies, the author created a fantasy world where angels would turn into butterflies to “re-charge” their energy. The butterflies that had imperfections were explained as being the fallen angels who had chosen to assist in the life decisions of the person they are supposed to watch over.
Reading fantasy helps me escape the reality of dishes and laundry. So naturally I love it when the author is super creative and helps me feel like I am also a part of their world. Stephens had me hooked in her world from the first chapter.
There is something mysterious and fascinating about fallen angels.
Ilisha’s guardian angel, Bram, fell for her in more ways than one. Although it seemed that he was trying to protect her, he actually opened her up to a more dangerous world than she had ever known. Ilisha was so awed by the fact that Bram, a handsome angel, was in pursuit of her love that she became blinded by his intentions.
Just when I thought I had the story figured out, I didn’t.
I absolutely loved the plot twists that occur in this story. You will be SHOCKED at the way things turn out for Ilisha… and for Bram. I can’t really go into too much without totally giving the ending away (and I want you to be surprised!) but I will say that Ilisha is faced with some tough decisions when there are not one, but two angels, fighting for her affections.
I’ll be keeping this on my Kindle to read again. I haven’t read many books about angels before, but this one definitely has me looking for more! It was a fascinating read!
Disclosure: I was provided with the book by Promotional Book Tours to complete my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and are that of my own.
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