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{Butterfly Kisses: Mia Castile}Butterfly Kisses by Mia Castile
Series: The Butterfly Chronicles
Published by Entwined Publishing on October 22, 2012
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 242
Format: Paperback
Source: Entwined Publishing
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} –Everything changed for the Baxter sisters last spring. Lacey blew it with Henry her lifelong crush, only to discover a blooming relationship with her best friend, Chase. While he picked her up and put her back together, they grew closer over the summer. Now that school has started, he’s found popularity thanks to his band Cate’s Ashes, and he’s hiding secret phone calls and text messages. Plus, did his ex-girlfriend just appear out of the blue at his show? Forcing Lacey to wonder if he’s over the feelings he pronounced for her at the beginning of summer. Add to the tension, a realization and secret of her own to keep about her worse enemy. Lacey vows to be the bigger person and keep Byron’s revelation, but what will it cost?

Meanwhile, as Lana tries to find herself again after her suicide attempt, she’s befriended by the school’s resident bad girl, Britt, and new chicano boy, Tomas, in the same week. Britt offers unconditional acceptance that Lana didn’t realize she craved, while Tomas brings out the best in her, and makes her feel alive again. Britt is dangerous and daring, while Tomas exudes security and safety. Vices come easily when you are already addicted to something you crave, and Lana muddles through figuring out who she wants to be.

With their parents constantly arguing, and their dad moving into the guest bedroom, the pressure on the girls may explode destroying them all. Is there a place for happiness when their world is crumbling around them?

{My Thoughts} – This book is written in the point of of view of Lacey and Lana Baxter. This book runs through the difficulties that life can throw at a person and how complicated life and secrets can become. Lacey is a strong girl, she likes to show her independence and she likes to know that she has people there for her when she needs them. She likes to know that she isn’t completely alone. She is still worried about her sister as well, however, this book brings even more worrying into her life and things become overwhelming to an extent.

Lana is doing much better in this book then she had in the past. She has had the support of her sister and her new found friends to help her along the way. She still has a rough road of recovery ahead of her but at this point things seem to be looking up in a nicer direction not only for her but her family as well.

This book ends with a few life changing events. It makes me sad to think that two girls that have been through so much, have so much more to work through. It’s sad, happy, overwhelming, difficult and thought provoking at it’s greatest. I look forward to reading the next book in the series when it comes out.