June 14, 2016

The Butterfly Garden

"Beauty loses its meaning when you're surrounded by too much of it." ~ 12%

Somewhere near an isolated mansion is a garden with beautiful flowers, large trees and precious butterflies. But not the kind you'd expect. The "Butterflies" are eight young women who have been kidnapped, abused, renamed, immortalized and tattooed by a twisted man called The Gardener. When the butterfly garden is discovered, the FBI questions one of the survivors to solve the case.

*scratching temple in confusion* The Butterfly Garden is one of those novels that is over-hyped. Critics and readers rave about its greatness. It is dubbed as the book of the summer. Magazines feature it as a must-read. So when I open it and start reading, I have high expectations.

"Reading had been an escape when I was younger, and even though I didn't have anything I particularly needed to escape from anymore, it was still something I loved." ~ 17%

Either my ARC is missing the good chapters or I'm of unpopular opinion. It was just okay. Some parts could've been eliminated; fewer parts were page-turners. The main character had a fine way of storytelling but not enough to pull me in. I kept thinking the women could've done more and didn't understand why they pretty much accepted being butterflies. Fear is real; I get it. But how do you not try to escape?

I usually read psycho-thrillers in one or two sittings. I struggled getting through The Butterfly Garden. The only reason I finished reading is because it is an ARC and I wanted to see if the story turned around. Welp... Again, I know this is unpopular opinion so read The Butterfly Garden for yourself and let me know your thoughts.

The Butterfly Garden was published on June 1, 2016.

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: The Butterfly Garden
Author: Dot Hutchison
Published: June 2016
Pages: 288
Edition: Galley
Rating: ♥♥


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