Tuesday, August 28, 2012

'Broken Butterflies' Book Tour and Review

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.

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**My thoughts**

Ilisha has had to deal with a lot of loss in her life, causing her some issues with trust. She lost her father, which I know from experience is absolutely devastating. Her infamous train trip home is to bury her grandmother. She loves her mother, but they have become somewhat estranged since Ilisha moved from Colorado to Ohio.

It takes a strong leap of faith for Ilisha to grab Bram's hand when he reaches out and says to trust him. She is then taken on a roller coaster ride of emotion, experiencing betrayal, danger, and having her faith and trust tested several times. She also learns some truths about herself.

The idea of the broken butterflies, the meaning behind the title, is a comforting thought. When someone is about to die, angels appear in the form of butterflies to help them transition. Fallen angels transform into broken butterflies. Becoming a butterfly allows them to rejuvenate. I feel like an English teacher teaching about symbolism as I think on this. Butterflies go through amazing transformations, much like the characters in this book are forced to do. They give up their former selves to become something new in the hopes of it becoming even more beautiful. In some respects, their transformation does make them become a more magnificent creature who is experiencing new beauty. Unlike most butterflies, for some of them it adds danger and somewhat breaks them.
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